A Food Lover’s Pilgrimage to France
Dee Nolan pulls on her walking boots again to retrace the footsteps of the vast numbers of medieval French pilgrims who travelled to the shrine of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela. Dee’s French pilgrimage winds through magnificent and changing landscapes: from Burgundy’s vine-covered slopes to the gastronomic capital of Lyon; up onto the vast windswept meadows of the Aubrac plateau; along the dramatic Lot river; through the gentle hills of Gascony; to the trout-filled rivers of the Pyréneés and, finally to Santiago de Compostela itself.
She meets the monks whose medieval predecessors planted the vineyards we see today, visits local markets with some of France’s greatest chefs, cooks traditional recipes in home kitchens and walks with farmers taking cattle to the high pasture. Beautifully photographed by Earl Carter, this captivating book includes five detailed maps, advice on planning a French pilgrimage, a recommended reading list and helpful addresses.