Winter Food in Provence | Food & Drink
Marita van der Vyver
Human & Rousseau
Marita’s large family loves eating, and they eat according to the seasons to save money, time and effort – and for optimal taste and enjoyment. This book showcases their winter recipes, adjusted so that any South African can make them with local ingredients. All the dishes are given a special something, from yellow saffron and a variety of spices, to lemon juice and zest, good vinegar and a bit of wine, a range of onions and, of course, loads of garlic.
Marita’s children enjoy the fruits of the grape harvest in September and later in the year, the olive harvest. At Christmas time they indulge in the Provençal Christmas meal with the Thirteen Desserts, galette tarts with their hidden charm in a fragrant almond filling, biscuits and stacks of pancakes on Chandeleur. There is also duck, anchovies, dried sausages and smoked hams, dried cod, wild mushrooms, pâtés and jams.
This is delicious, hearty food which does more than feed the body; it warms the soul – and gives a glimpse of warm family life.
Also available in Afrikaans, Winterkos in Provence