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By Gabriel Gaté

Each year in spring, Gabriel Gate spends months traveling in his cherished place of origin, the place he started as a chef greater than forty years in the past. in the course of those visits Gabriel delights within the best connoisseur specialities of France's well known towns and areas together with great, Marseille, Provence, the Loire Valley and Paris. On his travels, Gabriel discovers the phenomenal fish and seafood, first-class wines and liqueurs, notable cheeses, certain variety of charcuteries, scrumptious bread, brownies and patisseries that are a continuing satisfaction for the French humans. In A Cook's travel of France, he stocks recipes for dishes from the entire major areas of France, comparable to the preferred Auge Valley chook casserole from Normandy, the vibrant ratatouille from great with lemon chantilly and, in fact, gorgeous cakes as in simple terms the French can do, just like the luscious strawberry tart from the Loire Valley. This fantastically illustrated publication gathers the simplest vintage recipes from the various areas of France, one of many world's top locations for nutrients fanatics

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Cook beetroot in salted boiling water until tender. Peel and quarter the beetroot. Heat the butter in a saucepan and toss the beetroot in the butter. Spread a little carrot purée on each plate. Top with the beetroot pieces and garnish with the herbs and flowers. SERVES 2 Baked Haricot Beans with Smoked Bacon Haricots blancs des Pyrénées au lard fumé From the Pyrénées Region � cup (150 g/5 oz) dried haricot beans � onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 sprigs of thyme, chopped 100 g (3½ oz) smoked bacon 1 spicy Spanish-style sausage 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon tomato paste (concentrated paste) 2 tablespoons dry white wine 30 g (1 oz) butter 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 clove extra garlic, finely chopped freshly ground black pepper This lovely baked bean recipe, cooked with charcuterie like tasty bacon and sausage to boost the flavour, is a perfect example of a traditional French family dish.

Cut into four squares and place a piece on each serve of snails. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top. Cook in the preheated oven for 10 minutes until hot. Serve immediately. SERVES 4 Vegetables & Sides Belgian Witlof Gratin Endives au gratin From the Northern France/Belgium Region 4 medium witlof (chicory/Belgian endive) 80 g (3 oz) butter, cut into small pieces salt freshly ground pepper 4 tablespoons chopped parsley 50 g (2 oz) plain (all-purpose) flour 500 ml (18 fl oz/2 cups) milk a pinch of grated nutmeg a pinch of cayenne pepper 120 g (4 oz) gruyère cheese, grated 4–8 thin slices of ham This speciality of northern France is a popular winter dish that my mother would prepare every week for dinner for our family as a main meal.

This is my favourite savoury tart. Preheat the oven to 220°C (430°F/Gas 7). You will need a 25 cm (9 in) loose-based flan (tart) tin. Heat the oil in a wide non-stick pan and brown the bacon in it for 2–3 minutes. Transfer the bacon to a bowl. Add the butter and the leeks to the pan and cook on low heat for 10–15 minutes until the leeks are soft, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Allow the leeks to cool. Roll out the pastry to a thickness of about 4 mm ( in). Line the tin with the pastry and prick the pastry about 30 times with a fork.

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