Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table: Book Two Nord-Pas-De-Calais, Normandy, Brittany, Loire and Auvergne: Savoring the Olde Ways

Carole Bumpus (Author)
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--Access to large writers club: The author is a long-standing board member of the California Writers Club, which has 2,100 members state-wide.

--Special interest travel and culinary books continue to sell: Sales of travel and cookbooks continue to rise as people seek a certain sense of nostalgia and adventure in a politically charged time. And from Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential to Ruth Reichl's Tender at the Bone, there is clearly an appetite for cooking and food memoirs.

--Author has established fan base: Through her two award-winning and best-selling books A Cup of Redemption, Recipes for Redemption: A Companion Cookbook to A Cup of Redemption.

--Strong reviews from Booklist, Kirkus, Pink Pangea (travel outlet), Living France magazine: Book One in the series, Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table, has received strong trade reviews.

"Both a regional history and a cooking memoir, this is even more than the sum of its parts, and a celebration of living life every moment. Francophiles, history fans, and foodies will love this book." --Booklist ". . . engaging. . . . Bumpus's writing is perspicuous and economical. . . . The recipes, too, are enticing and detailed, and the book as a whole should appeal to Francophiles and ambitious cooks. A culinary adventure that's enhanced by familial and regional histories." --Kirkus Reviews "The book is peppered with descriptions of regional and family dishes . . . and is a wonderful ride through four regions of France, generating great excitement for its follow-up." --Foreword Reviews

--Cookbooks and cooking shows have skyrocketed in popularity: People who love cooking, people who cook at home in order to gather family together, and people who watch cooking shows will be compelled to read the stories and recipes offered here.

--France is the third most popular country for traveling Americans: Many travelers will splurge on food and drink experiences. According to The Local in April 2019, France had a record-year in tourism in 2018.

Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
She Writes Press
Publish Date
August 18, 2020
5.3 X 1.0 X 8.3 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Carole Bumpus began writing about food and travel when she stumbled upon the amazing stories of women and war in France. Her historical novel, A Cup of Redemption, was published in October 2014, and her unique companion cookbook, Recipes for Redemption: A Companion Cookbook to A Cup of Redemption, was released in August 2015. Book One, of her Savoring the Olde Ways Series, called Seaching for Family and Traditions at the French Table was published August 2019. Her second of this series is due to be published August 2020, and the third book, Searching for Family and Traditions at the Italian Table is due to be released in April 2021. She has also had three short stories published in the Fault Zone anthologies: Words from the Edge, Stepping up to the Edge, and Over the Edge. A retired family therapist, Bumpus lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit her website at