Author(s): Gabriel Gate
Delicieux is an accompaniment to Gabriel's popular Taste Le Tour program on SBS, with more than 200 recipes representing the myriad regions of France. From the simplest tarts and gratins to fish stews and savoie sponge cakes, this book shows the diversity and originality of France's rich culinary heritage. This comprehensive view into regional cuisines, replete with recipes used over generations, will enchant the armchair traveller or inspire a visit to the many different regions of France. This is real food: delicious recipes that celebrate the beauty of cooking produce that is ripe and in season, and capturing the essence of life in France. While the appeal of this collection rests firmly on its recipes, the photographs of France transport the reader to an idyllic world where Gabriel Gate is the perfect host. Enjoy country-style pates and terrines; tians and gratins; crepes and mousses; Fish Stews from the Languedoc, Normandy and Provence; fricassees and casseroles like cassoulet, coq au vin and poule au pot; roasts and tournedos; and brioche, gateaux, souffles and tarts from every region of France. This cookbook brings to life the seasonal dishes that bring the warmth of rural and urban France into your home.
Gabriel Gate is a French-born and trained chef with an international reputation as a cookery author, television presenter and cookery teacher. Born in the Loire Valley in France, where his father grew all the family's fruit and vegetables and made wine from the small family vineyard, Gabriel learned the joys of cooking from his maternal grandmother, who was an excellent cook. As a young man, he trained from some of France's finest chefs, working in Michelin-star restaurants. He is the author of more than 22 cookbooks, which have sold more than 1.1 million copies worldwide, including A Taste of France, 100 Best Cakes and Desserts and A Cook's Tour of France. Gabriel has also presented cookery shows on television for the past 35 years, and over the last 12 years has produced and presented 'Taste le Tour with Gabriel Gate', a series of gourmet segments on regional French gastronomy screened during the Tour de France bicycle race in July each year. On Bastille Day 2000 Gabriel was honoured by the French government with 'La Croix de Chevalier dans l'Ordre du Merite Agricole' for his contribution to French gastronomy. Gabriel lives in Australia with his Melbourne-born wife, Angie.