This book won Best French Cuisine book in the World and Best Cookbook of the Year in English at the 2002 World Cookbook Awards in Perigueux, France. It celebrates the food, wine, history and culture of France’s south west. Stephanie describes the rich food culture she found there during her visits over the years and shares over 80 original recipes inspired by the region. In the preface of his book ‘Breakfast in Bourg’, Reg Egan quotes from Stephanie’s ‘splendid’ book where she describes the south west as the ‘most beautiful and gentle part of France’. She certainly captures this sentiment in her book.