Thursday, 14 October 2010
Guest post by Rosy Thornton and recipe giveaway!
My latest novel, ‘The Tapestry of Love’, is out this week in paperback, and to tie in with its release I have produced a collection of recipes.
Recipes? Yes, you did read that correctly. The idea was suggested to me after reading the book by my aunt, who is a keen cook. ‘People like recipes,’ she said. ‘And they might like to know how to cook the dishes which feature in the novel.’
‘The Tapestry of Love’ tells the story of Catherine Parkstone, a divorcee with grown children, who sells her house in England and moves to a remote hamlet in the Cévennes mountains in the French Massif Central to start up in business as a seamstress. The backdrop to the story includes the mountain landscape, Catherine’s tapestry work – and the local cuisine. Throughout the book, she enjoys the hospitality of various new neighbours, and in her turn prepares meals for them from local ingredients. The cévenole cuisine is a peasant tradition, and based on the produce of the woods: chestnuts and forest raspberries, trout from the upland streams, wild mushrooms and wild boar. And these are the recipes that I have collected together, so that readers can enjoy their own taste of the Cévennes hills.
The lovely people here at Strictly have kindly agreed to e-mail the recipes to anyone who leaves a comment here. So post a comment – and then get cooking!
[If anyone would like the recipe sheet, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and leave your email address.
The Tapestry of Love is published by Headline Review on 14th October for £5.99
Rosy's website is here