142 x 200 x 26mm
Living and Cooking in a Small French Town.
Many of us dream of owning a house in a French town, of being able to walk through the markets, talk to the butcher and the baker . . . be part of small town life, with a Gallic flavour. Susan Loomis had that dream too, and she made it come true.
After training as a chef in Paris, she came to live in Normandy, and fell in love with an old house in the small town of Louviers. The 300-year-old timbered house, a former convent across the street from the town's great church, retained its wonderful curved staircase and its ineffable light, but the rest was a wreck. She and her husband Michael, a sculptor, threw away their sensible plans to rent and bought the house on Rue Tatin.
'On Rue Tatin' is the story of their loving restoration of the house and of Susan's enchanted discovery of her neighbours and the way of life in a small French town. Susan Loomis, a cookbook writer and cooking-school proprietor, takes you on an inspiring journey full of memorable characters - as she talks to the local shopkeepers, chooses her produce, walks through the market and shares over thirty delicious recipes inspired by the countryside, her family, friend and neighbours.