Le Sud

Recipes from Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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Pub Date 23 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 22 Apr 2024

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From James Beard Book Award finalist Rebekah Peppler: The definitive guide to the food, drink, and lifestyle of southeastern France, featuring 100 recipes that reflect the simple, seasonal, and multicultural French table from a modern perspective.

For centuries, artists, vacationers, and food writers have fallen hard for the charms of the south of France. And like many regions where landscapes and people happily crash into each other, the food is dynamic and exciting. In Le Sud, Rebekah Peppler distills the flavors, techniques, and spirit of Provence, the Alps, and Côte d’Azur into a never-before-seen collection of recipes, photographs, and stories that give us a fresh new look at the region.

This French cuisine cookbook and lifestyle guide shares 100 sweet, savory, and cocktail recipes along with 100+ transporting photographs that expand our perception from lavender fields and afternoon pastis to a geographically and culturally diverse region of ocean, rivers, mountains, marshes, and plains and the delicious dishes that represent them. As in À Table—her inspiring cookbook about dining the Parisian way—Peppler prioritizes simplicity over complicated techniques and sketches the meals that fuel simple gatherings, meet-ups, hikes, and days at the beach.

Interwoven with the recipes are sidebars and primers that elevate a reader’s knowledge of southern French staples: wines of the region, after-dinner drinking, how little one can wear to the beach, and healing by the sea. Le Sud is more than a recipe book; it is also a deep celebration of this historic, diverse, abundant, enchanting region that has captured the imaginations of so many.

From James Beard Book Award finalist Rebekah Peppler: The definitive guide to the food, drink, and lifestyle of southeastern France, featuring 100 recipes that reflect the simple, seasonal, and...


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ISBN 9781797219530
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PAGES 304

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A gorgeous cookbook that will make great gift giving....amazing photography well written and organized and will make you want to add the apero to your culinary musts. So far all the recipes in that category deliver.
A gem of a find will refer to often for recipes and amazing cote photos…so glad Rebekah was able to recover from long Covid by immersing
in food and sea. There are just the right amount of recipes not to overwhelm and keeps the standard division of recipe ordering which I find to be a good thing. Chronicle books amazes again.

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I want to cook (almost) everything in this gorgeous cookbook. The recipes look absolutely delicious and none of the ingredients seem to be difficult to find (or, if they are, the author tells you easy substitutes or how to make it yourself). 10/10 would buy for myself.

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This cookbook of French Cuisine has a nice variety of Cocktails/Snacks, delicious Meat and Seafood recipes, Pasta, Vegetables (Salt and Vinegar Potatoes-yum!), healthy salads and deliciously photographed Sweets section bring it all together!

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French food is a guilty pleasure of mine and one style of food I do not explore as often as others. I liked this cookbook, but was not a fan of the formatting. I kept going “where is the ingredients” only to find them at the way not left of the page that could be easily missed. Also, not a lot of pictures. I’m one who likes to see what I’m cooking and with a style of food I’m not familiar with, how do I know what it looks like or HOW it’s supposed to look if I don’t have any pictures?

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I didn't like most of the photos; the bikini and other photos of that nature felt inappropriate and awkward and made me rather uncomfortable. I wouldn't want to keep this cookbook out on my counter, that's for sure. I did think the food was good and on point with the south of france, where I have lived. I liked that the author used simple ingredients.

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I enjoyed the photographs, I enjoyed the recipes. It was difficult to find the ingredients listed and the format just seemed off, making it difficult to read.

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Le Sud is perfection. The recipes will transport you to (or back to) the south of France. There’s an entertaining anecdote preceding each one. Rebekah Peppler is funny, relatable, and a great writer. The recipes and stories are only enhanced by the breathtaking photographs. I can’t wait to see the printed edition of Le Sud.

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This lovely cookbook captures the essence of the sparkling shores of Southern France. The recipes showcase local, seasonal ingredients brought to life through the author's personal anecdotes and artsy flair. The book is sprinkled with stunning photos that evoke a strong sense of destination and a nostalgic farmhouse flavor, so it's easy to imagine myself with the sun on my face and the sand between my toes, soaking in the salty air.

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I unfortunately do not have a French restaurant near me but I love French food. I am not the best cook, and French cuisine can be a bit daunting but this cookbook makes it so easy! The directions for each recipe are easy to follow and I can definitely envision this book being used for years to come.

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I love to cook, and I spent a half day in southern France this summer. I instantly fell in love with the people, the food, the atmosphere. This beautiful book is a trip to France and provides amazing recipes for bringing the French way of life into your kitchen.
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this book.

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Incredible cookbook, I’ll purchasing this for myself along with her previous cookbook. I’ve been recommending this to all my friends. I cooked the Market Chicken and Potatoes and it was maybe the best thing I’ve cooked all year. What a book!

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The imagery of the cookbook is stunning and the layout of recipes and information is easy to follow. I made the garlic roast chicken recipe and it was delicious.

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To paraphrase the author, “Shopping, prepping, and cooking are great to do if you have something to put off”. I far more enjoy reading and cooking from new cookbooks than most anything else. And so I found myself reading and cooking through a couple of bitter cold weeks to warm my soul and feel as if I was in the south of France. Peppler’s many chicken dishes were a joy to make especially the Market Day Roast Chicken and Potatoes. Her Candied Walnuts are to die for and the salads were wonderful with so many options also provided. I loved how she provided the everyday cook more typical ingredient options instead of making me guess. While I don’t often have a vanilla bean handy she was kind enough to let me know I could substitute 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Interesting that slot of sweet desserts also are finished with a sprinkling of flaky salt. Thank you Rebekah! The travels, the beaches and anecdotes were a wonderful accompaniment along with beautiful photos making me wish to try these dishes in France immédiatement!

Thank you #NetGalley for providing the advance digital review of #LeSud.

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This cookbook is a fabulous gift and guide to the Southern France way of life. Delicious and easy to cook meals will transport you and your guests to the beautiful area of Le Sud. French staples such as frites, paella, and claufotis are included as well as other less well known dishes. And the photos are stunning. Beautiful book is like a plane ticket to France.

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This book had very nice photography and a good variety of dishes that represented the food found in the south of France. I didn't find myself inspired to make any of the dishes presented though.

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What a delicious book! While I have never been to the south of France, I felt transported by this book. I had the pleasure of reading this during a snow storm, and it was a wonderful escape from the cold. The recipes are delicious and it's a great way to have a casual but elevated evening with your friends, your partner, or yourself.

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While there are many French cookbooks available, James Beard finalist and award winning author, Rebekah Pepplar has focused on one not so well-known region of France in her cookbook, Le Sud: Recipes from Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur. While this cookbook has some classic French recipes, it has lots more unique and innovative recipes using the ingredients of the region. This cookbook is absolutely beautiful, and not only contains mouthwatering recipes that cooks will want to prepare, but also gorgeous photographs of the region, photographs of the food, and stories that will make everyone want to visit the area as soon as possible. This is one cookbook that is nice enough to be a coffee table book, and so well-written, most will want to curl up in a corner and read it cover to cover.

The recipes are written in the traditional manner with ingredients listed along with step-by-step instructions. But each recipe has stories or notes about the recipe which are worth reading and will make each dish seem more special. The book is well-written and definitely fun to read (not to mention the fact that the “must make soon” queue will grow longer every time the book is opened).

While I own dozens of good French cookbooks that I use often, none seem as wonderful after owning this one. It is fun to cook from and the recipes turn out beautifully. It will be the goal of every reader who cooks from this and reads this to visit the region and eat everything mentioned in the book.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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