Jocelyne Sibuet, known as France’s answer to Martha Stewart, has spent 20 years as a hostess and hotelier seeking out the styles, flavors, and interiors that define the French country home. She has written this book in response to the many inquiries of her admiring guests, who seek to re-create the French country style in their own home. From mountain top chalets and beachside cottages to rustic farmhouses, Jocelyne shows how to use colors from nature, make different styles work together, and find sources of inspiration for every corner of your home: living rooms, bedrooms, gardens, terraces, and kitchens.
And no kitchen would be complete without the irresistible scent of her authentic cooking wafting through the door. Each chapter features Jocelyne’s recipes, which range from breakfast muesli and spiced hot chocolate to a grand Christmas dinner. Other recipes include raspberry wine, baked sea bream, vegetable tart, cuttlefish ink risotto, lemon mousse, and blueberry tart.
Jocelyne’s own black book of the best sources for these French country goods completes the text with the best addresses for fabric, furniture, antiques, and regional products.