A leading expert on French food and culture, Carolyn Boyd shares the stories behind the most fascinating foods and ingredients that she has unearthed during her career. Spanning every region of France and divided into 200 separate vignettes, each story blends history and travel, personal anecdote and recipes. Amuse Bouche is both a joyous celebration of French food and a practical guide to inspire your own travels.
“Carolyn’s enthusiasm and passion for French gastronomy is legendary.” – Michel Roux Jr
“Whether you’re a dedicated Francophile or just the occasional Franco-dabbler, anyone who cares about food and eating will not want to be without this book.” – Marina O’Loughlin, Sunday Times Restaurant Critic
“Carolyn Boyd knows her stuff. I can think of no more knowledgeable companion on a gastronomic road-trip along the highways and byways of a land I’ve loved and lived in throughout my life.” – Elisabeth Luard, Food Writer