From celebrated author and blogger Béatrice Peltre comes a much anticipated second book, focusing on everyday foods (all gluten-free) to share with family and friends.
To the French, food is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and in Béatrice Peltre’s home, each meal is a small celebration. In her kitchen, bright, colorful ingredients are transformed into wholesome, delicious dishes and served with love. Here, Béatrice’s relaxed, modern approach to classic French cooking meets the challenge of creating healthy meals for the whole family—meals to be shared à table, presented with grace and style.
In My French Family Table, Béatrice offers a beautiful assortment of over 120 recipes for naturally gluten-free dishes that feature whole grains, colorful produce, and distinctive spices. Every meal is an inspired work of love—from breakfast dishes such as Buttermilk, Lemon, and Strawberry Brunch Cake to a lunch of French Green Bean Salad with Croûtons, Olives, and Ricotta Salata alongside a healthy soup or vegetable tart. In the afternoon Béatrice loves to eat the traditional French goûter with her daughter, Lulu, whose favorite snack is Brown Butter Madeleines with Buckwheat and Chocolate Chips. Who could resist a Sunday supper of Chicken Stuffed with Herbs, Walnuts, and Grainy Mustard, followed by the sweet treat of Baked Apricots with Lemon Verbena or the indulgent Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel and Matcha Tea Cookies? Béatrice also includes recipes that are particularly child-friendly to cook and eat, inspired by her kitchen adventures with Lulu.
With her creative use of ingredients, Béatrice ups the ante on what family foods can be—incredibly tasty, beautiful, and nourishing. Béatrice’s signature bright photography, impeccable styling, and sweet storytelling make My French Family Table an inspiring collection of recipes for feeding a family and feeding them well.
About the Author
BÉATRICE PELTRE is the author of the award-winning food blog La Tartine Gourmande (latartinegourmande.com), in which she shares anecdotes about her life, with food at the center of it all. She works as a food writer, stylist, and photographer, and regularly teaches food styling and photography workshops around the world. She was born and raised in a small rural village in northeastern France, in a family where food and its traditions played an essential role—this background has given her a deep respect for beautiful organic homemade food. Her first cookbook, La Tartine Gourmande: Recipes for an Inspired Life (Roost 2012), has been featured in national and international publications, including the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Saveur, Whole Living, Fine Cooking, and many more, as well as on the Martha Stewart Show. She lives in Boston with her husband, Philip, her daughter, Lulu, and her baby son, Rémy.
“In My French FamilyTable Béatrice Peltre has once again brought together a collection that deftly balances tradition and contemporary tastes, the realities of the everyday kitchen and a subtle sense of luxury. With warmth and her distinctive, deft touch, the recipes feel wholesome, special, and thoroughly personal.”—Tara O’Brady, author of Seven Spoons
"Béea’s unique mix of simplicity and style shines through the entire book, and her kind, approachable voice illuminates the beautiful recipes she shares. This new collection of hers is bound to inspire new and delicious traditions for your family.”— Clotilde Dusoulier, creator of the blog Chocolate & Zucchini and author of The French Market Cookbook
“In My French Family Table, Béa reminds us of the importance of the table. To gather together for the meal, which need not be fussy or complicated, is really what is central in feeding a family. But the food is what brings us to the table and Béa never disappoints there. The recipes are simple yet inspirational and tucked in between her poetic words and stunning photographs are countless tips and tricks for making each recipe a success.”It’s no secret that the French love food and in My French Family Table, Béa brings the passion, love, care, and beauty ingrained in her from her French childhood to our table. The recipes are inspiring and approachable. Béa’s stunning imagery will send straight into the kitchen and her friendly voiced laced with years of kitchen wisdom will guide you confidently while you are there. —Ashley Rodriguez, creator of the blog Not without Salt and author of Date Night In
“We have similarly aged children as Béatrice and are huge fans of La Tartine Gourmande (blog and book!) so we were thrilled to receive her new book. My French Family Table is focused around one of our favourite subjects—cooking and enjoying food with your family—and it is just as gorgeous, colourful and warm as her first book. We also love how Béa makes gluten-free baking so natural, easy and effortless. Truly inspiring!”—David Frenkiel & Luise Vindahl, authors of TheGreen Kitchen and Green Kitchen Travels
“I have always been attracted to Béea's cooking for the way she so beautifully and deliciously weaves color, flavor, and fresh produce into her recipes. Her second book is breathtaking and full of meals and treats I can’t wait to make for my own family.”—Sara Forte, author of Sprouted Kitchen and Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon