The French art of living forever fascinates. The book “The Bordeaux Kitchen” by American photographer Tania Teschke bears excellent witness to this love of France. Released in June, the author will be presenting it in San Francisco on September 8 at Omnivore Books, and on September 12 at Now Serving in Los Angeles, where wines and cheeses will be served.
Passionate about ancestral French cuisine and wine, Teschke, who is the wife of Thomas Wolf, American consul in Bordeaux between 2013 and 2016, took advantage of her expatriation to collaborate with the city’s chefs, butchers, cooks and winegrowers. She apprenticed with an award-winning Basque butcher and earned a diploma in the science of wine from the University of Bordeaux.
Inspired by her French encounters, Teschke began by writing down recipes and anecdotes for her pleasure before putting it all together in “The Bordeaux Kitchen.” More than just a cookbook with 160 recipes, it is a complete cultural and culinary journey into the world of traditional cuisine and French wine. Based on the latest research on traditional health, “The Bordeaux Kitchen” combines good nutritional practices with healthy eating approach, one that Teschke adopted while facing many complications from a ruptured appendix at age 24.