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Bisous and Brioche
Classic French Recipes and Family Favorites from a Life in France
By (author): Laura Bradbury By (author): Rebecca Wellman
9781771513166 Hardcover, Paper over boards English General Trade COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / French British Columbia Nov 17, 2020
$45.00 CAD
Active 7.25 x 10.25 in 232 pages full colour throughout TouchWood Editions

A book of recipes from the author of the Grape Series memoirs that will transport you to a rustic French cottage surrounded by vineyards, no matter where in the world your kitchen might be.

For years readers of Laura Bradbury's bestselling Grape Series memoirs have been clamouring for the secrets behind all the mouthwatering meals described in the stories about her life in Beaune, Burgundy. Together with her friend, photographer and cookbook author Rebecca Wellman, Laura shares recipes that have been handed down through her husband Franck's family or passed on by French friends and neighbours, and that now feature regularly on the menu at her house.

Bisous & Brioche features classics like vinaigrettes, madeleines, crêpes, crème fraîche, tarts, cassoulet, coq au vin—dishes whose names alone will warm the heart of any Francophile. The recipes are served up with anecdotes about their arrival in Laura's life and are accompanied by Rebecca's sun-soaked photos of market visits, meal prep, and lazy lunches in the vineyard.

Laura Bradbury is the author of the novel A Vineyard for Two and the bestselling Grape Series memoirs, which recount how she followed her heart and found l’amour in the Beaune region of France. Laura, her husband Franck, and their three daughters divide their time between Victoria, BC, and Villers-la-Faye in Burgundy where they own and manage three vacation properties.

Rebecca Wellman is a photographer who has specialized in food and lifestyle photography, recipe development, and food styling since 2007. In 2017, Rebecca released First, We Brunch, a book of recipes and stories from Victoria’s best-loved breakfast joints. Rebecca lives in Victoria, BC, and is a frequent contributor for Vancouver Island’s EAT Magazine.

Media + Publicity:

  • Print features, excerpts, and review coverage in Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CBC Books, The Georgia Straight, Canadian Living, BC Magazine, Style at Home, Western Living, BC Living, Vancouver Observer, Victoria Times Colonist, BC BookWorld, EAT magazine, Edible Vancouver, Western Living
  • Broadcast interviews and coverage on CBC’s On the Coast, CBC's North by Northwest, CBC Syndication, Vancouver Global, Vancouver Breakfast Television, Vancouver CTV Morning
  • Outreach to food and travel bloggers for review coverage and recipe sharing
  • Direct marketing through Laura Bradbury’s newsletter to her 43,000 subscribers
  • Social media giveaway with @Flytographer (111K followers on Instagram)
  • Possible blurbs forthcoming from Mardi Michels, Lindsey Tramuta, Janice MacLeod, and Fiona Valpy

Marketing + Promo:

  • National, regional, and subject-specific print features, excerpts and review coverage
  • Publicity and promotion in conjunction with author's speaking engagements
  • Outreach to subject-specific organizations, markets and festivals
  • Blogger outreach, online ads and social media campaigns
  • Festival appearances
  • Excerpts available
  • Electronic blads

Marketing + Promo Deliverables

  • Electronic blad / sampler
  • Online banner
  • Press release
  • Bookmark
  • Print ARC
  • Postcard
  • Poster

BISAC Codes:

  • CKB034000    COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / French
  • CKB101000    COOKING / Courses & Dishes / General
  • ET050 CULTURAL HERITAGE / French

BISAC Regional Themes

  • 1.2.2.0.0.0.0 France

THEMA Codes

  • WBN National, regional & ethnic cuisine
  • 1DDF-FR-E Burgundy



For more information contact
[email protected]

"With its celebration of French essential cooking and stunning photography, this beautiful book should be a fixture of any Francophile kitchen."—Lindsey Tramuta, author of The New Paris and The New Parisienne

"An exceptional cookbook filled with simple but elegant recipes that dispel the myth that French cooking is complicated. The recipes and descriptions are a revelation. The mysteries of French cuisine, SOLVED! I think this book might actually improve my marriage." —Janice MacLeod, New York Times bestselling author of Paris Letters

"A feast of a book, chock full of authentic, mouth-watering recipes as well as insider hints and tips to inspire new and seasoned cooks alike. Bon appétit!" —Fiona Valpy, bestselling author of The Dressmaker’s Gift

"Fans of Bradbury's Grape Series will delight at the chance to bring a little bit of French flavour to their tables. Bisous & Brioche brings together recipes handed down through generations with the stories behind them. If you can’t share a glass of wine in Bradbury's Burgundian kitchen as she prepares a meal for you, this is the next best thing." —Mardi Michels, author of In the French Kitchen with Kids

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