Frontieres: Food and Cooking from the French Borderlands

By Alex Jackson

Explore the food of France’s borderlands with acclaimed chef Alex Jackson in his second cookbook Frontières.

This is a book about the cooking of France’s borderlands: from the geographical to the historical, linguistic and metaphorical. In it, Alex Jackson sets out to investigate the cooking of these borderland areas with a view to exploring the similarities between the food on either side of the borders. From the Riviera, where the border has shifted many times but the cooking remains of a delicious whole, to the Occitan valleys of the Italian Alps, the Franco-German cooking of Alsace, and Marseille, one of the most important ports of the Mediterranean, and its historic (and current) links with North Africa.

Alex explores how French cuisine has been influenced through history and that many of these dishes are part of a shared tradition of western European and Mediterranean cookery.

With over 80 mouth-watering recipes and fascinating introductions to each region, Frontières will take you on a delicious gastronomic journey through France’s varied borderlands, adding many interesting dishes to your repertoire along the way.

Format: Digital download
Release Date: 12 Oct 2023
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-1-911670-32-2
Alex Jackson\'s passion for French cuisine was ignited by a year in Paris as part of his French degree at university, which served as an introduction to what simple French food really was. After working at Stevie Parle\'s Dock Kitchen, his interest journeyed further south to Provence, where from the surplus of sunkissed vegetables, fresh herbs, and good olive oil his restaurant Sardine was born.With rave reviews from Fay Maschler, Grace Dent, Diana Henry, Marina O\'Loughlin and Tom Parker Bowles, Sardine was established as a favourite on the London food scene. Alex is now head chef at Noble Rot Soho, which opened in Autumn 20 with much excitement.