I have the most wonderful local library and sometimes when I see new books that sound interesting to me I go first to see if the library has them available. Often if they are not in their collection and they sound worthy they will buy them. Such is the case with these three books.
The first is My Paris Kitchen, David Lebovitz. This is a beautiful book, it just feels good in the hands, and full of lovely antidotes and ideas for cooking in the Paris manner. It is just too good to pass up and I definitely want one of my own.
The other two, In a French Kitchen and The French Beauty Solution (do you see a theme here) are also great. In a French Kitchen has really made me think about a new way to look at food and the way I eat. It offers suggestions for honoring fresh ingredients and elevating the humblest meal into a treat. Her recipe for a blue cheese quiche sounds divine. The author, Susan Herrman Loomis has written several other well received books, most notably, On Rue Tatin.
The French Beauty Solution is a detour from cooking. The author, Mathilde Thomas, is one of the founders of Caudalie skincare products, it is written in a practical manner and offers lots of suggestions and ideas for taking care of your skin. What I like is the emphasis on practical and low cost products that don't offer miracles but bring out the best in your appearance. She also has a nice section on do-it-yourself masks.
I think I am fated to buy these two books too.
About bringing out the best...my camellias this year are amazing. I can't remember when they have been so lush, and the sizes are amazing. I have no idea what this one is called, it is very old and has become a small tree. I love the soft blush pink color. I just had to share it. This bouquet is really brightening up the office.
If you enjoy food, books and flowers I guess this is the post for you.
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