It is full of greed and wit, jam-packed with priceless practical information, peppered with a sense of adventure and wonder. Part travelogue, part food memoir, all love letter to France, One More Croissant for the Road follows ‘the nation’s taster in chief’ Felicity Cloake’s very own Tour de France, cycling 2,300km across France in search of culinary perfection; from Tarte Tatin to Cassoulet via Poule au Pot, and Tartiflette. I wanted to explore more of that and to try more obscure regional French cuisine. Part travelogue, part food memoir, all love letter to France, One More Croissant for the Road follows 'the nation's taster in chief' Felicity Cloake's very own Tour de France, cycling 2,300km across France in search of culinary perfection; from Tarte Tatin to Cassoulet via Poule au Pot, and Tartiflette. She’s written a brilliant new book all about her adventures and they caught up to talk about the good, bad and ugly aspects of her epic cycling and eating expedition. It was 2018 when I did the ride and the UK had this incredible heatwave. Anyway, he’s got them on the menu and I just got talking to him. He’s just started this restaurant up in Newington Green and he’s just brilliant. Buy One More Croissant for the Road By Felicity Cloake. Skiing in the Alps or sunbathing in the Riviera? If you make it to lunch, that is… Part travelogue, part food memoir, all love letter to France, One More Croissant for the Road follows ‘the nation’s taster in chief’ Felicity Cloake’s very own Tour de France, cycling 2,300km across France in search of culinary perfection; from Tarte Tatin to Cassoulet via Poule au Pot, and Tartiflette. Part travelogue, part food memoir, all love letter to France, One More Croissant for the Road follows `the nation's taster in chief' Felicity Cloake's very own Tour de France, cycling 2,300km across France in search of culinary perfection; from Tarte Tatin to Cassoulet via Poule au Pot, and Tartiflette. Grab a coffee and a croissant and settle in for a fun ride around France! I love it.’ Yotam Ottolenghi ‘Such a brilliant book, funny, captivating and wonderfully written. I think I had some really bad luck – it felt like it at the time. Felicity Cloake’s Tour de France is a triumph. By bike is such a great way to travel. Skiing in the Alps – love all of that mountain food. Here, she tells FRANCE Magazine about her incredible adventure. You might also like... Grand-Est (formerly Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine), Hauts-de-France (formerly Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy), Nouvelle Aquitaine (formerly Aquitaine, Limousin, and Poitou-Charentes), Occitanie (formerly Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées), Chocolate box cottages for sale in France that you just have to see, Recipe for success: best foodie property locations in France. Win a copy of Art is a Tyrant: The Unconventional Life of Rosa Bonheur, by Catherine Hewitt. A delightful rendition of her epic journey that … We can’t not talk about croissants – what’s the best ever croissant you’ve had in the UK? There’s some lovely places dotted around France and some wonderful gastro experiences! Last year Felicity spent a few months doing a kind of gastronomic Tour de France as she cycled and ate her way around in search of 21 iconic French dishes. I got my friend to try it, and she agreed it was garlicky. Each of the 21 ‘stages’ concludes with Felicity putting this new found knowledge to good use in a fresh and definitive recipe for each dish – the culmination of her rigorous and thorough investigative work on behalf of all of our taste buds. This one is this bakery called Aux Pains de Papy and it’s run by these French guys with a tiny sit-in area. from The Guardian Cook supplement, August 2, 2014: 20 Best Summer Holiday Dishes The Guardian Cook supplement, August 2, 2014 by Felicity Cloake Categories: Sandwiches & … Every single day for the first 3 weeks it rained – it was so unfair. Felicity Cloake’s Tour de France is a triumph. Back in the UK, do you have a favourite French chef? There was a train strike two days a week, then my phone got water damaged. Try One More Croissant for the Road is available in hardback now. Don’t expect glamour but they’re very good value for money. There were some quite low moments but I knew I had to be there and I’d given myself a fairly strict itinerary to meet people in various places. Following ‘Le Tour’ with Felicity Cloake 12 Jul 2019 Celebrating the Tour de France with food writer Felicity Cloake In the second of our series of excerpts from Felicity Cloake’s new book 'One More Croissant for the Road', we follow her journey to Brittany, in search of the perfect crêpe. I love it.' To his credit, he had a completely straight face and said: “No, that was mint!” It was a battle of wills. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. It seems like you were fond of pretty much everything, but was there anything that you tried that you weren’t a fan of? After I’d taken one bit, the waiter rushed over and said, “Oh, I forgot to tell you that it’s spicy!”, but it was really nothing for someone who likes chilli sauce as much as me! Hello Select your address Best Sellers Today's Deals Electronics Customer Service Books New Releases Home Computers Gift Ideas Gift Cards Sell Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Felicity Cloake books online. Genre: Adventure, Autobiography/memoirs, Cookbook, Travelogue. Fast and free shipping free returns cash on delivery available on eligible purchase. I love it.’ Yotam Ottolenghi ‘Such a brilliant book, funny, captivating and wonderfully written. Anna Jones I think my favourite thing I ate – just because it was so unusual and showed me a different side of French cooking – was when I was down in Cassis. It’s not glamorous at all but it smells like a french boulangerie and it’s just really nice. For her latest book, One More Croissant for the Road, Felicity Cloake embarked on a 2,300km odyssey across l’Hexagone, discovering (and re-discovering) some its most delicious dishes and meeting some fascinating foodies along the way. Hello, Sign in. Prime Cart. This book will make you hungry and make you eat but at least you can work it off on your bicycle. From her first travel book, Felicity Cloake tasks herself with her own Tour De France in search of the very best food the country has to offer. It is full of greed and wit, jam-packed with priceless practical information, peppered with a sense of adventure and wonder. Celebrating the Tour de France with food writer Felicity Cloake W e have teamed up with 'the nation's taster-in-chief ' in honour of the Tour de France.. Everything was going fine until I ordered this pudding with mint ice cream... but when it arrived, it reeked of garlic! Coronavirus: what is the current situation in France? In 2018 Felicity spent a few months doing a kind of gastronomic Tour de France as she cycled and ate her way around in search of 21 iconic French dishes. He’s a chef from Paris who makes all of his own charcuterie and lots of fresh sausages. The worst thing I had was when I was in Châlons-en-Champagne. You mention France’s famously diverse regional dishes – what was your favourite regional speciality that you got to sample along the way? FRANCE Magazine: One More Croissant for the Road is a lively love letter to French food – what inspired you to write it? I finally saw the point of it and looked past the fact it smelt like a farmyard. Felicity Cloake. When you think of the south coast of France, you think bouillabaisse and Provençal stuff, but there’s also this sort of Franco-Italian food too. I don’t know if It was because I’d just been in France for a very long time, but I had really good andouillette in Lyon. Part travelogue, part food memoir, all love letter to France, One More Croissant for the Road follows ‘the nation’s taster in chief’ Felicity Cloake’s very own Tour de France, cycling 2,300km across France in search of culinary perfection; from Tarte Tatin to Cassoulet via Poule au Pot, and Tartiflette. Lionel Birnie and Hannah Troop introduce the show, which will also feature regular contributions from former World Tour professional rider Ian Boswell. If you make it to lunch, that isPart travelogue, part food memoir, all love letter to France, One More Croissant for the Road follows the nations taster in chief Felicity Cloakes very own Tour de France, cycling 2,300km across France in search of culinary perfection; from Tarte Tatin to Cassoulet via Poule au Pot, and Tartiflette. In general, everyone was so nice – people honestly couldn’t have been kinder, for the most part – but there was an unfortunate incident with a grumpy waiter there. It’s slow enough that, unlike a car, you can feel the land changing underneath your toes; sunflowers suddenly appear and you see the rooves suddenly go from slate to terracotta. There’s this guy called Guillaume who’s got a place in London called the Flying Frenchman. Try. My mum and dad are massive Francophiles and we always went there on holiday when I was a child – they had a house down in the south for 10 years. I just went into the restaurant and got talking because he’s got merguez on the menu. Of course, Yotam Ottolenghi does a really great croissant but I think it’s £3, which would raise a few eyebrows in France. It is full of greed and wit, jam-packed with priceless practical information, peppered with a sense of adventure and wonder. How did you manage to keep your motivation levels up during all that cycling? I found myself laughing at many spots in the book, at Felicity's exploits, experiences and her joie de vie! Last year Felicity spent a few months doing a kind of gastronomic Tour de France as she cycled and ate her way around in search of 21 iconic French dishes. It is full of greed and wit, jam-packed with priceless practical information, peppered with a sense of adventure and wonder. To send a link to this page you must be logged in. It is full of greed and wit, jam-packed with priceless practical information, peppered with a sense of adventure and wonder. I must say his croissants are quite large and very good, but anyway. Buy One More Croissant for the Road by Cloake, Felicity online on Amazon.ae at best prices. Here, she tells FRANCE Magazine about her incredible adventure. Available in used condition with free delivery in the US. So I complained, as I assumed there’d been a mistake, but the waiter didn’t believe me and insisted on trying it. I was getting pictures of my dog sunbathing! Felicity Cloake Mon 18 May 2020 01.30 EDT Felicity Cloake on a previous cycling trip in the French Alps T his was going to be the summer when, after three decades of armchair spectating, I … Felicity Cloake cycled 2,300km across France while tasting the best of its culinary offerings along the way. Part travelogue, part food memoir, all love letter to France, One More Croissant for the Road follows ‘the nation’s taster in chief’ Felicity Cloake’s very own Tour de France, cycling 2,300km across France in search of culinary perfection; from Tarte Tatin to Cassoulet via Poule au Pot, and Tartiflette. Liked this article? This wasn’t an experimental restaurant, either. She cycles from Cherbourg down the West coast of France to Pau, then across the Limoges and back up to Paris via places such as Lyon, Dijon and Reims in the serach for good food and the perfect croissant. I feel like I was packed up in Felicity's pannier for the ride.' She was named Food Journalist of the Year and won the New Media of the Year Award at the 2011 Guild of Food Writers Awards. That’s quite a hard question because I loved almost everything I ate! Pic: Alistair Levy. It’s like the tour of France with croissants – in fact that’s exactly what it is. Her first book, Perfect, is published by Penguin. Thank you Netgalley, Felicity Cloake and Harper Collins for the opportunity to read this delightful book. I love it.’ Yotam Ottolenghi ‘Such a brilliant book, funny, captivating and wonderfully written. 2000s: The nation’s ‘taster in chief’ cycles 2,300 km across France in search of the definitive versions of classic French dishes. Another secret: always carry chocolate. The paperback version is released on 9 July. Felicity Cloake on a gastronomic Tour de France. Felicity Cloake’s Tour de France is a triumph. PUBLISHED: 16:58 30 April 2020 | UPDATED: 10:39 04 May 2020, Felicity Cloake is the author of One More Croissant for the Road. ISBN: 9780008304935. Bring a lover of France and many of its produce I found myself wanting to return as soon as possible. The croissant is £1.10, I think, which I think is cheap for London. I’ve got a bit of weakness for the ferry because it’s nostalgic. Privacy Policy. He does lots of mad things with sausages. Everything on that table was some degree of entrail and we had also had quite a lot of red wine. At the end of each ‘stage’ of the tour, the book is peppered with  recipes and the best and worst croissants are given ‘awards. I had to keep myself going by thinking, for a book, sometimes people – well, I do – enjoy reading about people who are having a bad time from the comfort of their armchair, so I was thinking, at least this will make quite good copy! Skip to main content.in Hello, Sign in. I was just so surprised because it was a completely local dish, not Italian, but it was something that I’d never heard about before. She writes for the Daily Mail, the Metro and Fire & Knives magazine and has a weekly column in the Guardian. I’ve always had that pull back to it and for a while, I’d go to more exotic places, but it’s always had a special place in my heart. Also on this trip, I had a breakthrough with andouillette. One More Croissant for the Road eBook: Cloake, Felicity: Amazon.in: Kindle Store. Copyright © 2020 The Booktrail. But I also love the train. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. There’s some quite good ones in London! This week Janine welcomes back journalist and food writer Felicity Cloake who you may know from her regular Guardian newspaper column where she perfects a different recipe each week. Part travelogue, part food memoir, all love letter to France, One More Croissant for the Road follows 'the nation's taster in chief' Felicity Cloake's very own Tour de France, cycling 2,300km across France in search of culinary perfection; from Tarte Tatin to Cassoulet via Poule au Pot, and Tartiflette. It is full of greed and wit, jam-packed with priceless practical information, peppered with a sense of adventure and wonder. A friend recommended me this restaurant with a pasta speciality called macaronnade, which is actually from Sète, down the coast. Felicity Cloake does all the hard work so you don't have to in her latest cookbook, Completely Perfect. Yotam Ottolenghi 'Such a brilliant book, funny, captivating and wonderfully written. M ilkshakes have always seemed to me the height of decadence: a dessert cunningly masquerading as a … It’s basically pasta with lots of little meatballs – the one I had had dried fruit in them and pine nuts. Felicity is a food writer hooked on cycle touring, so decides to bring together her two passions and plot herself a 21 stage Tour of France (just like the great Tour de France cycle race), but bases her stages on the home towns of some of her favourite French foods. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. Felicity Cloake's Tour de France is a triumph. I love merguez and can’t understand why they aren’t more popular in this country – they’re really hard to get yet they’re such a French staple. I love it.’ Yotam Ottolenghi ‘Such a brilliant book, funny, captivating and wonderfully written. Felicity Cloake’s Tour de France is a triumph. My favourite one is from this little café bakery on Gray’s Inn Road near King’s Cross Station that’s not at all glamorous. For her latest book, One More Croissant for the Road, Felicity Cloake embarked on a 2,300km odyssey across l’Hexagone, discovering (and re-discovering) some its most delicious dishes and meeting some fascinating foodies along the way. But bits were really bleak. Felicity Cloake is a journalist and food writer from London. Felicity Cloake's Tour de France is a triumph. It was at one of those real Lyon bouchons were basically everything is offal related, so it was in good company and wasn’t exactly set off against steak and chips! ISBN-10: 0008304939 Destination: France  Author/guide:Felicity Cloake  Departure Time: 2000s, 500 years ago: eight martyrs were burnt to death 30 years ago: two teenagers vanished without trace Two…. I just kept pedalling and I always made sure that I had chocolate! It also made me realise that even though I thought I knew France very well, I actually knew isolated bits of it, whereas when you’re travelling across somewhere you get a real sense of it as a whole country. Wed 12 Aug 2020 07.00 EDT. When you’re on your own I think it’s always easier because it’s just you, no-one’s talking about giving up. Then, in 2017, I went on a cycling trip with my friends from Saint-Malo down to Sète on the Mediterranean coast and it was just the most fun I’ve ever had on holiday. I’ve always loved France. 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