Throughout the wine regions of France the annual harvest brings people of all ages and backgrounds to pick the grapes. It’s hard and hungry work - traditionally the vineyard owners feed their temporary workers nourishing, hearty food to fuel the work in the vines.
In Recipes from the French Wine Harvest Rosi Hanson describes the harvest cooking in six great wine-growing areas: Burgundy, Rhône, Bordeaux, Loire, Champagne and Alsace. She introduces the regions, and winemaking families who make their harvest a celebration. She visited some of France’s greatest châteaux and domaines, from La Fleur Petrus and Lynch-Bages, Vieux Télégraphe, Guigal and Domaine Tempier, Michel Lafarge and Domaine Raveneau, to Louis Roederer, Zind-Humbrecht, and many others and shared their meals. Presented here is a collection of authentic recipes tested by families over generations – they are delicious, full of flavour and great value in the best tradition of French country cooking.