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A Table in the Tarn: Living, Eating, and Cooking in Rural France

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"Murrin's book is beautiful and perfectly executed. The elegant Manoir de Raynaudes haunts every recipe and every word on the pages. This is quite simply a joy of a book." --THE BOOKSELLER

What happens when you make the choice to live out your dream...?

When Orlando Murrin made the momentous decision to leave his life in London and open a boutique guest-house with his part

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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Stewart, Tabori and Chang (first published April 7th 2008)
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Jennifer
Mar 18, 2010 Jennifer rated it really liked it
The hotel built by Orlando Murrin and his partner, Peter Stegall, is up for sale. Only $1.5M Euros and I could be living the dream. Sigh.

I enjoyed reading about the experience of setting up the hotel and the day-to-day running of Le Manoir des Reynaudes, though I am not sure I would like Mr. Murrin in person and can't really tell if he is enjoying his new life in this amazingly beautiful setting. Conveys the hard work that goes into setting up a successful boutique hotel and table d'hotes.

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Nikki
Jul 28, 2013 Nikki rated it really liked it
The only reason I don't go full on five-for-five is that I wish there'd been a few more pictures. The constructions in some of these recipes sound bloody lovely but a visual guide would be helpful. I bookmarked almost half the book and even first third of the book which features more of the story of the founding of the b&b and less actual recipes was a pleasure to read. This book was just my speed--complex recipes with care for ingredients, not overly fussy (one chocolate recipe near the end ...more
Christopher Bergeron
Aug 07, 2012 Christopher Bergeron rated it it was amazing


A great and fast read about a couple who strike out to rural France and start an amazing B&B making some fantastic food. The book doubles as a cookbook so you can try at home to make what they make. An inspiring story about following your dreams, an honest account of running a luxurious B&B, and just plain fun.
Pam
Sep 01, 2012 Pam rated it really liked it
I haven't tried the recipes yet, but the story of the hotel, though sparse on details, is delightful.
Susan Springer
Sep 10, 2011 Susan Springer rated it liked it
Gay couple buys manor home, restores it (beautifully)
and creates lovely B&B. More cookbook than information
about living in France.
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