Mother and daughter American expats Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini always dreamed of living in France. With a lot of hard work and a sprinkling of fate, they realized this dream and founded The Cook's Atelier, a celebrated French cooking school in the heart of Burgundy. Combining their professional backgrounds in food and wine, they created a convivial international culinary destination. Their debut cookbook chronicles their life in a charming French village and their relationships with the region's artisan food producers and winemakers. Featuring more than 100 market-inspired recipes, the book-like their school-teaches classic French techniques in a beautiful, approachable way. With more than 200 enchanting photographs, The Cook's Atelier is a richly illustrated presentation of the family's delicious world, and a practical primer for adopting elements of the French lifestyle at home, no matter where you live.
Marjorie Taylor and Kendall Smith Franchini are the mother-and-daughter duo behind The Cook s Atelier, a French cooking school, culinary boutique, and wine shop in Beaune, France, which has been featured in many publications, including Travel & Leisure, Fodor s, Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and more.