A Table in the Tarn
Living, Eating and Cooking in Rural France
- Publication Date: March 1, 2009
- Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
- Trim Size: 6 1⁄4 x 8 7⁄8
- ISBN: 9781584797623
- Page Count: 256
- Illustrations: 110 color photographs
- 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.