Secrets of a Lazy French Cook by Marie-Morgane Le Moël
French cook and writer Marie Morgane Le Moël arrived in Sydney ready to become a hard-bitten journalist. Things didn’t work out quite as she imagined – and she had not quite reckoned on feeling so homesick – so, she cooked up classic French food every night. This book, which includes recipes such as galette des rois (think puff pastry filled with delicious creams) is also Marie’s diary of thoughts, fears and desires for her adopted country. Think Julia Child’s time in France, but in reverse. A truly delightful book.
Christine Gordon is the Events Coordinator for Readings and is a committee member of The Stella Prize.