Mimi Thorisson shares her idyllic life in Bordeaux on her blog, on TV, in a new book—and in the healthy recipes here.

Kate Heddings
February 02, 2015

Mimi Thorisson shares her idyllic life in Bordeaux on her blog, on TV, in a new book—and in the healthy recipes here.

“My office for the next 50 years,” is how Mimi Thorisson, the blogger behind Manger, recently captioned a photograph of her astonishingly beautiful château kitchen. For Thorisson, the star of the TV show La Table de Mimi and author of a new cookbook, A Kitchen in France, “office work” involves chronicling and interpreting her favorite French recipes—including the ones she sees all around her in the remote pine-forest-filled Médoc region of Bordeaux. She often experiments with making those dishes healthier. Her monkfish stew, in particular, shows the influence of the Médoc, where she moved four years ago with her Icelandic photographer husband, Oddur, and their children and dogs. To go with the excellent local monkfish she rushes to buy from the fishmonger (it sells out quickly), she makes a flavorful broth with carrots, shallots, saffron and white wine. Everything she does celebrates rustic French food, some of it lightened, some of it not. “I can be quite generous with butter and cream,” Thorisson explains. “It’s the French way.”

Recipes:
Monkfish Stew with Saffron Broth
Roasted Peppers with Garlicky Breadcrumbs
Pain d'Epices

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