Recipes from Memories of Gascony

Memories of Gascony

Memories of Gascony is the story of how one of the world’s most influential and inspiring chefs of our time first learned to love food and to cook from the heart. With recipes and reminiscences from his grandparents’ farmhouse kitchen in rural Gascony, this is the food that first inspired him to become a chef, the food of the French countryside and his childhood.

The simple, seasonal, traditional French country cooking he watched his grandmother Camille prepare and ate as a child – from dandelion salad with bacon and poached egg, quail wrapped in vine leaves and confit de canard, to prune tart, creme brulee and greengages in Armagnac – this is the food that inspires him to this day.