Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table, Book One

Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table, Book One[KINDLE] ✾ Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table, Book One By Carole Bumpus – Bluevapours.co.uk Part culinary memoir and part travelogue Carole Bumpus gathered this compilation of intimate interviews conversations stories and traditional family recipes cuisine pauvre in the kitchens of French fa Part culinary memoir and part travelogue Carole Bumpus Family and eBook ↠ gathered this compilation of intimate interviews conversations stories and traditional family recipes cuisine pauvre in the kitchens of French families as she traveled throughout the countryside Travel with her through Champagne caveswineries and historic cathedrals local farmers' markets ancient potters' guilds and restaurant kitchens with wood fire ovens Learn how to make homemade Searching for PDF or Spinach stuffed Tortellini with Bolognaise Sauce from the Champagne region Crpes and Watercress stuffed Ravioli from the Lorraine and Baekeofe and Kugelhopf from the Alsace Go blind from the family stock of Eau de Vie liueur and be treated to tales of foraging for snails for the infamous and now extinct Escargots Festival And on a somber note listen to accounts of for Family and eBook ✓ families forced from their communities during the German occupation of WWII in the Alsace and Lorraine only to continue to struggle for survival after finally making their way home This book is a compilation of stories about making ends meet; about people being grateful for all they had even when they had almost nothing; about the sharing of family jokes and laughter; for Family and Traditions at eBook ✓ and about family trials and triumphs This book is about people savoring the life they have been given.

Once I set my mind on a project Family and eBook ↠ it becomes a passion and heaven help the poor soul who tries to tell me otherwise I love collecting family stories about food and family no matter the culture And I enjoy knowing how families celebrate life in the kitchen So when I first interviewed a gentle elderly Frenchwoman about her favorite foods Searching for PDF or and began hearing her real story I knew this was a story.

Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table,
  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table, Book One
  • Carole Bumpus
  • 21 January 2015
  • 9781631525490

10 thoughts on “Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table, Book One

  1. Literary Soirée says:

    The author and a French friend take a delicious road trip across the Champagne Lorraine and Alsace regions of France learning about cuisine native to each area as well as traditions and family stories sur la table It’s a sweet treat for foodies Francophiles and travelers alike — part cookbook part guidebook part social history The first of a planned trilogy with Book Two to cover of France and Book Three venturing into Italy Highly recommended Pub Date 27 Aug 2019 Thanks to the author She Writes Press and NetGalley for the review copy Opinions are mine #SearchingForFamilyAndTraditionsAtTheFrenchTable #NetGalley

  2. Jacqueline says:

    This book is a gem American food writer Carole her husband Winston and her French friend Josiene who lives in the US make a pilgrimage to France visiting the homes and tables of Josiene’s family and friends to discover the importance of food and family meals It was to have been a journey that included Josiene’s mother however she sadly died before they set off but this just added an extra emotional layer to their food pilgrimageFrom the beginning the food was not what I was expecting for a journey in France but it certainly opened my eyes to the rich culture of immigration and food sharing to be found in the eastern departments The iron mining towns of eastern France were a hot spot for immigrant workers after the war In the terraced streets where mothers stayed at home children played outside and fathers headed to the mines each day Polish French Italian and others lived side by side Food and money were scarce but recipes and meals were exchanged and many of these dishes became family favourites for generations to comeIt was fascinating learning about traditions from a different area of France to where I live and gaining a better understanding about the history of the two world wars in the Alsace and Lorraine areas These areas have been both French and German over the years and many of the personal accounts Carole discovered of the evacuations following the invasions were heart breaking to readThroughout this book food is described with love and passion and a real bonus are the recipes Carole shares for us all to enjoy First on my list to try will be the Mandelbaebbe Taertel cream and almond tart as it contains all the flavours I loveWe seem to be living in a political climate where immigration is portrayed as the enemy so it was refreshing to read this book that certainly highlighted the positive impact immigration can have on culture and our tables If food France history and culture interest you then don’t miss this book that perfectly combines all of these and

  3. Randal White says:

    An excellent tour of France via the kitchens of normal working class folks Not your average travelogue Bumpus travels with her husband and her French friend to sample the traditional cuisine pauvre or peasant cooking I mentally attached myself to the author's pockets and rode along with her as she visited and dined all over France Her ability to describe scenes made me feel like I was there So much information and adventure I only hope that someday I will be able to do something like this

  4. Susan Keefe says:

    Carole Bumpus a retired family therapist and author of this absorbing book shares an abundance of experiences she and her husband Winston enjoyed whilst travelling from Paris in the Île de France through the Champagne Alsatian and Lorraine regions Her journey through these eastern regions of France enjoying the food and meeting the locals were enhanced immeasurably by the presence of her FrenchCalifornian friend and translator Josiane SelvageFrom the first page this book is packed to bursting point with information details of the villages they visited the history of the regions and the lives of the families they were welcomed into Reading it makes it clear the impact WWI and WWII had on family life However throughout the centuries ‘family favourites’ have for the most part been conceived through necessity of one kind or another either because of food shortages whether it be conflict or caused through natural events or uite simply the necessity to create good tasty family food using available vegetables fruit and livestock As the years have passed these dishes may have been embellished by food companies and sold for the masses in frozen bottled or canned form But it is in the family kitchen that the best versions are made flavoured with love heritage and memories For those readers who are keen cooks traditional recipes from each of the regions can be found at the endIn France food and family time are considered sacred and those values are wonderfully apparent in this bookBook 2 of the series will see the author take another step in her journey through Pas de Calais Normandy Brittany the Loire and AuvergneHighly recommended This book is compelling reading its pages overflow with memorable moments family secrets and delicious recipes It will hold a prized place on the bookshelf of readers who love France its food people and history Mouth wateringly delicious evocative and utterly charming

  5. Susan Keefe says:

    Carole Bumpus a retired family therapist and author of this absorbing book shares an abundance of experiences she and her husband Winston enjoyed whilst travelling from Paris in the Île de France through the Champagne Alsatian and Lorraine regions Her journey through these eastern regions of France enjoying the food and meeting the locals were enhanced immeasurably by the presence of her FrenchCalifornian friend and translator Josiane SelvageFrom the first page this book is packed to bursting point with information details of the villages they visited the history of the regions and the lives of the families they were welcomed into Reading it makes it clear the impact WWI and WWII had on family life However throughout the centuries ‘family favourites’ have for the most part been conceived through necessity of one kind or another either because of food shortages whether it be conflict or caused through natural events or uite simply the necessity to create good tasty family food using available vegetables fruit and livestock As the years have passed these dishes may have been embellished by food companies and sold for the masses in frozen bottled or canned form But it is in the family kitchen that the best versions are made flavoured with love heritage and memories For those readers who are keen cooks traditional recipes from each of the regions can be found at the endIn France food and family time are considered sacred and those values are wonderfully apparent in this bookBook 2 of the series will see the author take another step in her journey through Pas de Calais Normandy Brittany the Loire and AuvergneHighly recommended This book is compelling reading its pages overflow with memorable moments family secrets and delicious recipes It will hold a prized place on the bookshelf of readers who love France its food people and history Mouth wateringly delicious evocative and utterly charming

  6. Elise Miller says:

    Bumpus’s memoir about traveling through France with her lively French friend and translator Josiane and her delightful husband Winston was a model for how to entertain and instruct at the same time Their journey’s express purpose was to talk and eat while hearing life stories traditions and food described I have never read anything uite like this book Bumpus’s tone was upbeat and fun – we love her new friends as vividly described as characters in a novel because we feel how sincerely she and Win took to them There was always a mix of generations in the honest conversations Because of this there were stories to make me completely re think what it was to be French going back to World War II then moving forward to the young adults just starting out in life The multi generational feasts also made it easy to understand how the experiences and traditions changed over the years I felt uite happy that the food did not Favorite recipes are included in the back of the book I look forward to Volumes 2 and 3 in which Bumpus and Josiane travel to other regions of France each with their own sets of new friends stories and recipes

  7. Susan says:

    Food and famineWho doesn’t love France especially the country and the castles In high school US my favorite subject was European history so it was fun to read this book and hear the stories of the families that lived thru the wars Of course I love the kitchens and the cooking I lived in Germany near the LuxBelgium border so close enough to spend time in this part of France I had my car so i was able to drive thru the beautiful country but unlike Carole I didn’t get to visit with the French or eat home cooked meals So—what are my favorites—CHEESE mushrooms and Chocolate croissant Crazy huh So interesting reading this book and want to read about other areas of France that I didn’t get to spend time in Thanks Carole

  8. Jessica says:

    I'm not uite sure where to start with this one It is an odd book and I don't think it is as advertised Most of the book is dialogue; it doesn't make for smooth or easy reading Despite being a book that is supposed to be about food traditions I found there to be war stories than food There were a few mentions of food habits but nowhere near the detail I would expect from a book with this title It was also made to feel like chick lit with how the women are described especially the number of times grown women are described as giggling I think it would have been better to read like a novel than a travel journal

  9. WAndrew Fisher says:

    Such a warm respectful travelogueI thoroughly enjoyed Carole's clever method of using inuiries of personal memories of food and feted to reveal the regional history and personal perspectives of this small uadrant of La France Having visited these regions I feel uite fortunate for the insights revealed by Josiane's indigens We'll done and we'll worth my time and energy I know when I'm enjoying a good read when I can't stop relaying all of the vignettes to my wife in our evening walks and I didn't stop talking for an hour and a half straight tonight

  10. Shelley says:

    Author's guest post at my blog

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