It is not a conventional cookbook, not a product of stylists and studios whose glossy photos could never be produced by anyone cooking at home.
Every photo of food in this book was taken as the dish came out of our family kitchen in our house in Perigord.
The book is organised around the people who produce it, the gardeners and farmers, the hunters and fishermen, the cheese-makers and bakers, the wine-makers and the foragers in the woods for truffles and wild herbs and mushrooms. And it comes with Bruno's cooking tips, with new short stories about Bruno and his friends and neighbours in St Denis.
Usually a writer works alone, but this time I was part of a team with Klaus Einwanger the brilliant photographer, with Kobi the book designer and with my glorious wife Julia, whose idea it was in the first place. And we are all very proud of it.