Table in the Tarn Living, Eating and Cooking in Rural France
A Table in the Tarn
Living, Eating and Cooking in Rural France
By Orlando Murrin
Photographer Jonathan Buckley
  • Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2009
  • Price: $32.50
  • Trim Size: 6 14 x 8 78
  • ISBN: 1-58479-762-2
  • EAN: 9781584797623
  • Page Count: 256
  • Illustrations: 110 color photographs
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: US and Canada

Who among us has not dreamed of leaving the rat race behind to follow our heart's desire--and who among us has actually taken that leap of faith? Orlando Murrin, a former journalist and cook, did exactly that when he gave up his life in London to open a gourmet bed-and-breakfast with his partner in southwestern France.

A Table in the Tarn is Murrin's intimate account of how he painstakingly transformed the simple 19th-century Manoir de Raynaudes into a celebrated gastronomic destination. Beautifully written and photographed, this cookbook and food memoir includes more than 80 recipes for the Anglo-French dishes that have brought the Manoir acclaim, along with tales of the extraordinary people and gorgeous countryside of the unspoiled Tarn Valley.

A feast for food lovers and Francophiles alike, A Table in the Tarn is a truly evocative story of life in a rural paradise.

About the author

Orlando Murrin was the editor of BBC Good Food Magazine, launched the English magazine Olive, and was a writer for Cosmopolitan. He is the author of numerous cookbooks, including the bestseller No Cook Cookbook. He lives in the Tarn Valley and runs the Manoir de Raynaudes.