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4 Very French Recipes from Mimi Thorisson

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All week long, Mimi Thorisson -- the blogger behind the beautiful blog Manger -- has been sharing recipes and stories from her new book, A Kitchen in France. Follow along to win a book + a bundle of Staub cookware each day, so you can pretend like you also live in the French countryside.

Today: We look back on a week's worth of French food from Mimi Thorisson -- it's the next best thing to a week in a château. 


All week long, Mimi Thorisson has tempted us with recipes from her new book A Kitchen in France -- like Potatoes a la Lyonnaise, which goes with everything (seriously, everything), and Crêpes with Salted-Butter Caramel, which will soon become your favorite special occasion breakfast. These foods are considered rustic classics in France, but feel delightfully new to us.

The name of her book really says it all -- these dishes come straight from Mimi's kitchen, and it's easy to imagine sitting at the dinner table with her and her family, enjoying a glass of wine, and trading stories about our favorite foods. A Kitchen in France invites us to savor not only Mimi's recipes for rural fare, but also the stories that come with them.  

More: Pick up Mimi's 5 tips for pairing wine with food

Butternut Squash Gratin

More: We're selling this Staub gratin dish -- and some other handsome Staub goods -- on Provisions.


Potatoes a la Lyonnaise


Crêpes with Salted-Butter Caramel


Garbure de Pyrénées 

More: Do you have a dozen eggs on hand and no ideas for dinner? Let Mimi take care of you.  

Photos by Oddur Thorisson

Every day this week, we're giving away a copy of A Kitchen in France and a bundle of Mimi's favorite Staub cookware! To win today's copy, tell us in the comments: What's your favorite French recipe? We'll choose winners this Friday, October 31st. (U.S. entrants only, please!) 

Update: LakelureladyonetinysparkDouble HelpingTerryKes, and rhubarb! rhubarb! rhubarb! are our winners! Enjoy your copies of A Kitchen in France and Staub cookware. 

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