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The Story of a House

Photography Hein van Tonder,Francois Pistorius
Writing Louis Jansen van Vuuren, Hardy Olivier
Design & Production Amy-Jean Hahndiek
Size 220 x 250 mmPages 296 and 88
Slip case with hard cover and soft cover volumesISBN 978-1-928209-46-1
Categories books cookery culture history international food

R600

In the kitchen at La Creuzette
there is a precious larder cupboard
filled with things like batteries and bottles
and everything you might want
Tea, coffee and chocolate
and bottles and bottles of jam:
Blackberry, cherry and currant.
– Poem by the Countess Renaud Saint Gal de Pons’s granddaughter Beatrice, daughter of Isabelle.

It took 15 years to fully restore the impressive Château de la Creuzette to her former glory. She continues to rest in her shaded park, surrounded by centuries-old trees, and welcomes her expectant guests with open arms.

The highly successful Festive France caused great excitement among Francophiles, who loved the stories and delicious recipes from the French countryside. Now, the wealth of culinary delights that emerge from the new summer kitchen at La Creuzette are enough to make any gourmand’s mouth water. Apart from the almost 90 new recipes, which the authors have categorised according to five (yes, five!) seasons, there is an additional Crookbook in which the two hosts share their easy shortcut recipes and tips – how to conjure and connive when immediate action is needed. Here, every meal is transformed into a feast. Take a seat a beautifully set table and drink from fine crystal.

The Story of a House is not only two cookbooks in one, but also a richly adorned reading book that traces the history of a manor house and follows the story of its people. Come inside, the doors are open…

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