BOok signing: Allyson Gofton - Sat. 27 June

Allyson Gofton, the famous foodwriter and television chef will present her new book  "Recipes from my French Kitchen", which is part cookbook, part travel memoir.

It will transport you to the heart of all things French as Allyson chronicles, month by month, her family’s year of living in Caixon, a tiny village of just 350 permanent residents. Caixon lies at the foot of the Pyrénées — the majestic mountain range that creates a natural border between France and Spain.

Peppered with recipes and stories from this little known area of France, Allyson shares more than 50 seasonal dishes adapted for New Zealand home cooks, as well as stories of the people, places and culinary traditions experienced during their time over there.

“They are some of the most gorgeous local recipes of the Hautes-Pyrénées, recipes that you won’t find anywhere else in France.”

Allyson Gofton has been cooking for New Zealanders for 30 years. She was the popular face of television's 'Food in a Minute', has written several cookbooks and regularly travels the country hosting charity demonstrations and public speaking engagements.

A most exciting way to launch our French Food Week.

Join us Saturday 27 June from 10am to 12pm for our French-style "petit-déjeuner".

At the Alliance française (9A Kirk Street, Grey Lynn)

Fee: $4 for Members / $5 for non-members. Tea, coffee and French pastry included.