Béatrice Peltre, who produces the hugely popular food blog La Tartine Gourmande, was born and raised in Albestroff (population 600) in rural
, in the northeastern part of the country between France and Nancy . It was there that she learned to cook and bake, in a family passionate about homegrown foods. Bea now lives in Metz where she works as a writer, photographer, food stylist and recipe developer. To promote her first cookbook (which will be officially published this month by Roost Books in Boston ), the company Unusually Fine created the trailer above--a piece of art in itself. After seeing it you're sure to want the book...and lucky for you, the publisher has graciously offered me three copies to give away here. Bea is so talented and passionate I can guarantee you these recipes will be wonderful. (Plus, they're all made with non-gluten flours such as almond, hazelnut, buckwheat and quinoa--although wheat flour can always be substituted.) Boston
To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment by clicking "comments" just below this post. Be sure to include your email address in the body of your comment or we won't have a way to reach you. If you'd like to go ahead and order the book, you can do that here and of course you can always order on Amazon by clicking here.
Meanwhile, to see Bea's lovely blog and lots of her recipes, click here … and her professional website is here. If you want to contact Bea directly, you can email her here.
But wait, there's more! If you really love Bea's work and want to learn how she does it, she has just announced she'll be leading a food styling and photography workshop, here in the South of France, in May. You can get all the info here. Considering the enormous interest in food writing and blogging these days, and the size of Bea’s following, the workshop is likely to fill up fast so if you’re interested, jump on it. Meanwhile, good luck in the book giveaway!