About the Author
Alain Rayé is an award-winning chef who worked in gourmet restaurants throughout France before moving to Vancouver. His previous cookbook Un table pour deux has been published in France and Canada.
Jurgen Gothe is an award-winning radio broadcaster on CBC and host of his own music show, DiscDrive, since 1985. He is also a food and wine columnist and the author of Some Acquired Tastes and DiscCookery.
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Cooking is the happiness of my life. This is my art, my way of communicating, and my true passion. As any artist knows, the joy of creating is surpassed only by the joy of sharing your creations. Sharing my cuisine with people who appreciate food is my ultimate satisfaction.
La Régalade -- meaning "a succulent treat" -- was the perfect venue to share simple but traditional comforting bistro fare. Bistro cuisine is the closest you can come to a real, down-to-earth French culinary experience. Fresh regional ingredients, cooked slowly with love and attention, shared humbly between family and friends are what we're all about.
With this cookbook, you can be the great French chef in your family, recreating the same authentic and delicious bistro dishes that you find on our blackboards every day, and sharing great French food, joviality, and hospitality in your own home.
Don't forget to kiss your guests on each cheek when they arrive! A tradition is a tradition. Bonne chance et bon appétit!