How to French Country
By Sara Silm
Published Spring 2022
An inspiring book to transport you to life deep in the countryside of southwest France. This is a comprehensive guide to surrounding yourself with French country style wherever you are. Capturing the beauty and quietude of the Bearn region, interior designer, cook and journalist Sara Silm distils the unique colours, textures and flavours of this distinctive corner of the world.
Coupling detailed, practical design knowledge with evocative notes on living a rural French life, indoors and out alongside Sara’s own story of renovating their family home. The final part of the book includes recipes taking you through each season. Here are French country classics such as Garbure, Piperade, Confit Duck and Caillé de brebis, a quintessentially French dessert of set ewe’s curd, amongst many more.
How to French Country offers a path to gentler way of living and refocusing on all that we hold dear. Sara Silm is a writer, photographer, cook and stylist.
She lives in Chateau Montfort, a petit chateau in the foothills of the Pyrenees in southwestern France. This is her first book.