I've never been into French cuisine and I still have no interest in cordon bleu. (I'm a heathen I know) I do, however, now have a desire to learn more about French country/peasant food and I'm having no luck finding the right books. In particular, Northern regional cuisine.
It's a pretty exciting time for me and OH, as we recently bought a wreck of a house in a wee village in Pays-de-la-loire. Just south of the Normandy border. It'll be a year at least till family & friends can use it and when its up to spec, we'll rent it out too. We travel down from Scotland every 6-8 weeks to work on it when OH is on leave. My French is "passable" and improving and I'm now needing to learn as much about this new environment as possible. In particular the food.
I have really enjoyed learning about the of regional cuisines of America over the years here and now I want to learn about French food. I have had a lot of help from ex-pats, but they're learning too. I know we have some amazing experts here at CT ( are you reading this BDL and Petals)
I have bought books, mostly in charity shops, but I'm not willing to fork out good money without some guidance, so please help me
Thank you in advance