Life in slow motion

Life in slow motion -Inspiration from a beautiful life
Life in slow motion -Inspiration from a beautiful life

Life in slow motion

When does one have time to enjoy a proper meal, nowadays? When everything is fast-paced and life seems to be more and more about necessities than the luxury of simple pleasures, we forget the art of living, in its simplest form: that of preparing a lovely meal and making a date of it. Thank God for the French, who have long been lauded as culinary experts, and the emphasis they place on time spent around the dinner table. In a new book called Château Life, Australian-born Jane Webster gives us a rare glimpse of the ultimate French experience.

Life in slow motion -Inspiration from a beautiful life
Life in slow motion -Inspiration from a beautiful life

 

After their first trip to France, Webster, her husband, Peter, and their four children returned year after year, eventually buying a château in the tiny village of Bosgouet in Normandy. Living la vie de château at Château Bosgouet, Jane and her family embraced the traditions of the French table with surprise and delight at each turn, from navigating the market to setting the table to making the most of a vegetable garden, and their adventures are captured in the book Château Life, by the sophisticated eye of photographer Robyn Lea.


Diving into the beauty of the sixty recipes in the book—organized around ten themes, including holiday traditions, lunch box contents, joie de vivre, and the French Sunday lunch—is a real feast for the eyes. The double-baked three-cheese soufflé, chicken and tarragon pies, or lemon curd panna cotta with fresh summer berries are just a few of the featured dishes, all of which, when paired with good conversation and company, are ideal catalysts for creating an occasion remembered for years to come. The art of living has never looked so deliciously stylish.

After their first trip to France, Webster, her husband, Peter, and their four children returned year after year, eventually buying a château in the tiny village of Bosgouet in Normandy. Living la vie de château at Château Bosgouet, Jane and her family embraced the traditions of the French table with surprise and delight at each turn, from navigating the market to setting the table to making the most of a vegetable garden, and their adventures are captured in the book Château Life, by the sophisticated eye of photographer Robyn Lea. Diving into the beauty of the sixty recipes in the book—organized around ten themes, including holiday traditions, lunch box contents, joie de vivre, and the French Sunday lunch—is a real feast for the eyes. The double-baked three-cheese soufflé, chicken and tarragon pies, or lemon curd panna cotta with fresh summer berries are just a few of the featured dishes, all of which, when paired with good conversation and company, are ideal catalysts for creating an occasion remembered for years to come. The art of living has never looked so deliciously stylish.

After their first trip to France, Webster, her husband, Peter, and their four children returned year after year, eventually buying a château in the tiny village of Bosgouet in Normandy. Living la vie de château at Château Bosgouet, Jane and her family embraced the traditions of the French table with surprise and delight at each turn, from navigating the market to setting the table to making the most of a vegetable garden, and their adventures are captured in the book Château Life, by the sophisticated eye of photographer Robyn Lea.

Diving into the beauty of the sixty recipes in the book—organized around ten themes, including holiday traditions, lunch box contents, joie de vivre, and the French Sunday lunch—is a real feast for the eyes. The double-baked three-cheese soufflé, chicken and tarragon pies, or lemon curd panna cotta with fresh summer berries are just a few of the featured dishes, all of which, when paired with good conversation and company, are ideal catalysts for creating an occasion remembered for years to come. The art of living has never looked so deliciously stylish.

Life in slow motion -Inspiration from a beautiful life

+ Château Life, by Jane Webster with original photography by Robyn Lea  www.assouline.com