On Rue Tatin



Susan Herrmann Loomis Is The Author Of Five Previous Books, Including Farmhouse Cookbook And The Great American Seafood Cookbook A Regular Contributor To Publications Such As The New York Times And Gourmet, She Lives With Her Husband And Their Two Children In Louviers, France, Where She Owns And Operates On Rue Tatin, A Cooking School From The Hardcover EditionOn Rue Tatin

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  • On Rue Tatin
  • Susan Herrmann Loomis
  • 24 September 2019
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10 thoughts on “On Rue Tatin

  1. says:

    The American expatriate writers who flooded into Gertude Stein s little Abstract Expressionist bedecked parlour in the Fifties left France sadly, eventually, with the acrid taste of Sartrean pessimism in their parched throats.Not so Susan Loomis in Normandy She had a Wonderful Time She loved the quirky French and the old world charm of their quaint ancient villages Without their philosophy Cause, for her, their impeccably alluring French cuisine was TO DIE FOR So she stayed A long time Ti The American expatriate writers who flooded into Gertude Stein s little Abstract Expressionist bedecked parlour in the Fifties left France sadly, eventually, with the acrid taste of Sartrean pessimism in their parched throats.Not so Susan Loomis in Normandy She had a Wonderful Time She loved the quirky French and the old world charm of their quaint ancient villages Without their philosophy Cause, for her, their impeccably alluring French cuisine was TO DIE FOR So she stayed A long time Till FOREVER.The antique table of the personally restored old convent she and her family came to call home started to GROAN with the heavenly aromatic and succulently tasting French dishes she now called her own.Her family always left that table utterly Replete.In France to lose weight Maybe in a luxury health spa on the Riviera, but not here Not in this forgotten little town on whose narrow cobblestoned streets the sea breeze wafts the scent, at supper time, of a multitude of friendly home cooked culinary delightsFeel hungry Read this book As a bonus, the bright and bubbly text contains many of Loomis masterful recipes.And, she would say, Never, Never go to France just to writeGo there to EAT

  2. says:

    I went through a phase where all I read were books about ex pats I guess I spent alot of the Bush years fantasizing about living in other countriesbut I digress This is a fun read in that vein.

  3. says:

    I really want to move Would never, ever work but this book totally made me dream.

  4. says:

    I don t know if this author was trying to paint a picture of her life as perfect, or if she s just looking back on her life with rose colored glasses I didn t really feel like I got to know any of the characters most everyone seemed pleasant enough The few people with whom she had conflicts were quickly won over in a very Anne of Green Gables kind of way She mentioned being broke a couple of times, yet somehow managed to move abroad, buy a 15 room house, send her son to private school, and b I don t know if this author was trying to paint a picture of her life as perfect, or if she s just looking back on her life with rose colored glasses I didn t really feel like I got to know any of the characters most everyone seemed pleasant enough The few people with whom she had conflicts were quickly won over in a very Anne of Green Gables kind of way She mentioned being broke a couple of times, yet somehow managed to move abroad, buy a 15 room house, send her son to private school, and buy ridiculously expensive things There was a whole chapter on her and her husband s warm, intimate relationship with their antique rug salesman, from whom they purchase ridiculously expensive rugs from several times each year This wasn t a complete waste of my time, but if you want to read a memoir about an American relocating to France, try Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard or Almost French by Sarah Turnbull

  5. says:

    How is it possible to paint a dreamy yet realistic vision of life in France Loomis drew me in from the start and while I m not going to pack my bags for Paris quite yet, she did have me considering the possibilities of life abroad Oh, to have a life revolving around food and restored convents like them

  6. says:

    Okay, I will take credit for PART of the reason I am coming over all meh about this book The part that s my fault is this After reading the author s gushing comment about seeing her breathtakingly handsome husband for the first time, I put the book down and Googled the husband What I came up with was a photo of the husband, and no, I didn t think he was attractive, but that s beside the point What I found out was that after this book was written, they got divorced Which made me loath to Okay, I will take credit for PART of the reason I am coming over all meh about this book The part that s my fault is this After reading the author s gushing comment about seeing her breathtakingly handsome husband for the first time, I put the book down and Googled the husband What I came up with was a photo of the husband, and no, I didn t think he was attractive, but that s beside the point What I found out was that after this book was written, they got divorced Which made me loath to dive back into a pile of mushy adjectives as she painted the picture of perfect wedded bliss, capering through French country villages and cooking and eating mealsdelicious than any meal the reader will ever have experienced.The next thing that made me say meh is nobody s fault See, I worked at a vineyard one summer An idyllic, perfect vineyard Run by a married couple who the author and her husband remind me SO very much of The guy is a conceited jerk The wife puts up with it And they both write cookbooks and have a website specifically dedicated to presenting an image of themselves to the world that is so peaceful, organic, wholesome, and privileged that a no real person could hope to achieve the lifestyle they SEEM to have, and b most smart people realize that it s a complete facade They are creating this unreachable ideal so that people will go and buy their wine or their cookbooks and cooking classes, in the case of this book s author , hoping to touch a little piece of the lifestyle they have Hoping against hope that because you buy into their carefully crafted image, you might just get a sniff of their perfect life I wanted to punch the author s husband in the face by the time he d arrived in France The feeling never left me throughout the rest of the book I kind of wanted to punch her in the face, too, for putting up with his nonsense, his eye rolling, and his ego.Another annoyance was the author s misguided belief that readers picked up her book because they wanted to learn French I mean, a few elegant French words in italics sprinkled sparingly throughout the book maybe when an actual French person was speaking, say would have added a little spice to the story but seriously by the time I was halfway through the book EVERY PARAGRAPH had italicized French words, followed by a translation I felt like clapping sarcastically every time Very good You speak French We get it We don t care Move on Ugh She even italicized the word agenda and then translated it calendar Really Gee, never would have figured that one out Gag.She also stated in the beginning of the book that she was a vegetarian Several chapters later, she was rhapsodizing about the chicken, beef, veal, lamb, and wild boar that she and her family were sucking down for breakfast lunch dinner bedtime snacks So she s a non practising vegetarian A long passage of the book was dedicated to a description of how her house used to be the living quarters for the nuns of the church across the street, and people kept on coming onto their property and into her house uninvited because they thought the house still belonged to the church She ranted and raved about how inconvenienced she and her family were and they never once decided to lock their house door or put a lock on the gate Because Michael the arsewipe husband would be inconvenienced by locking the door Really So she and her husband are completely stupid, but pages and pages of complaining are inserted for no reason that I can fathom If you re too stupid to lock your house when you have a three year old child, in a neighborhood that you re aware has crime and drug issues, then don t expect pity The author is supposedly from America Hard to believe, considering it took her over six months to finally figure out the answer was locking the gate.The end of the book was a meandering mess, and seemed to have no direction or point way too many pages dedicated to her anxiety about her son going to school, and painfully boring descriptions of everything that her son and his teachers did and said zzzzzzzzzzzzzz What that has to do with French cuisine or anything remotely relevant is beyond me.So why did I give this book two stars Because the recipes look really good, and I did enjoy the parts of the book where she described the historic house she bought, the gardens, and the townsfolk she met

  7. says:

    On Rue Tatin by Susan Herrmann Loomis is another French ex pat type memoir that combined cooking and recipes Win win for me Most times I travel through the written word, through books instead of airline terminals.so many reasons.Much of what I enjoy is the detailed descriptions of the sites and history, paired with the local food From afar I have fallen in love with France, as did Susan Herrmann Loomis I visited France about 100 years ago when I was a young pup of 21 Culture shock aside, I On Rue Tatin by Susan Herrmann Loomis is another French ex pat type memoir that combined cooking and recipes Win win for me Most times I travel through the written word, through books instead of airline terminals.so many reasons.Much of what I enjoy is the detailed descriptions of the sites and history, paired with the local food From afar I have fallen in love with France, as did Susan Herrmann Loomis I visited France about 100 years ago when I was a young pup of 21 Culture shock aside, I loved the food, anticipated exploring the cultural differences and it was all an adventure I had stepped through a looking glass of sorts as this was my first European experience Loomis fell in love with France too Our similarities She went to France when she was 20, she was interested in cooking and very interested in the culture and food But I was an old hippie enjoying what life brought, not seriously looking beyond the next chocolate croissant to be scored in the morning But Susan Susan acquired an apprenticeship at La Varenne de Cuisine in Paris One girl coasting, another with drive and goals.When Susan and her husband Michael moved to France they brought their small son along He had his share of culture shock too Through a fortuitous turn of events, they are able to purchase a dilapidated former convent in Louviers This leads to another portrait of Susan s industrious work ethic The convent was in awful condition but together, they fixed it up and Susan embarked on a writing and culinary career She hooked up with Patricia Wells and fell ass backwards into an amazing cooking gig Wow A life as ex patriates what a romantic idea One my spouse and I have hashed out over the years The venue changes periodically but the end result has us living overseas, enjoying all the wines, cheeses, specialty foods of the area..I guess I haven t changed too much but have a soul mate that shares the unattainable dream In this book Susan shares the stories of her family s adjustment to French culture, interactions with her friends, neighbors and best of all..recipes If you enjoy the genre of Peter Mayle, Frances Mayes and Carol Drinkwater I love Carol Drinkwater the sort of travel, adventure in settling in another country, foodie type book, then I think you d like On Rue Tatin.Many good recipes but let me share the Stuffed Tomato.Stuffed Tomatoes3 tablespoons canola oil 8 round medium tomatoes, halved crosswise 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 1 4 pound ground pork 1 4 pound ground veal 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1 4 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 3 4 cup coarse fresh bread crumbs 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 Preheat the oven to 400 F Coat a rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of the oil Using a melon baller, hollow out the tomato halves, leaving thin cups reserve the scooped out tomato flesh in a bowl Set the tomato cups on the prepared baking sheet 2 In a large skillet, melt the butter in 1 tablespoon of the oil Add the onion and garlic and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened but not browned, about 5 minutes Add the ground pork and veal and season with the salt, pepper and nutmeg Cook over moderately high heat, breaking up the ground pork and veal with a wooden spoon, until the meats lose their pink color, about 4 minutes don t let them brown Add the reserved tomato flesh to the skillet and cook until the juices evaporate, about 5 minutes.3 Transfer the meat mixture to a bowl and let cool slightly Beat in the parsley, eggs, 1 4 cup of bread crumbs and the Parmesan Spoon the stuffing into the tomato cups, mounding it slightly Sprinkle the remaining 1 2 cup of bread crumbs over the tomatoes and drizzle with the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil 4 Bake the tomatoes for about 45 minutes, or until the sides are soft and the stuffing is hot throughout Set 4 stuffed tomato halves on each plate and serve Make Ahead The baked stuffed tomatoes can be refrigerated for up to 1 day Cover them with foil and reheat in a 350 oven for 10 minutes, then uncover and bake for about 15 minutes longer, or until heated through

  8. says:

    Hmmm I basically blew through this, it was the perfect read for a weekend on the lake Lately I ve been kind of into these really twee, wish fulfillment, ooh i live in france and cook all the time type books It s fun to read and imagine having such a charmed life But this one, idk, something about her writing style really bugged me I think the overuse of the word for as because maybe Which isn t grammatically incorrect or anything, but for some reason it just really bugged me and made t Hmmm I basically blew through this, it was the perfect read for a weekend on the lake Lately I ve been kind of into these really twee, wish fulfillment, ooh i live in france and cook all the time type books It s fun to read and imagine having such a charmed life But this one, idk, something about her writing style really bugged me I think the overuse of the word for as because maybe Which isn t grammatically incorrect or anything, but for some reason it just really bugged me and made the tone of the book sooo weird, it sounded so bad and like jarred me every time it happened It s weird when you notice something like that and then you can t stop noticing it Anyway, beyond that, this author sort of annoyed me in some ways because likeI know we don t want to talk about money in our charmed memoir, but likeshe keeps insisting they aren t rich americans, but she writes cookbooks and he s a sculptor who also takes years off to work on the house, and they can somehow afford this house, all the tons and tons of materials needed for all those repairs, plus fancy fresh bread and fruit and all that stuff for every meal Like come on Where s the part where you have to live off ramen in the microwave for a bit Easy for you to talk smack about the common grocery stores with frozen veggies when you apparently can afford ten kinds of fancy cheese for every meal Anyway sorry Rant aside, I guess this book annoyed me in a lot of ways, but it was also an easy read and enjoyable enough, perfect lake weekend book basically

  9. says:

    It won t be that much of a surprise to any frequent visitors to my blog to find out that I was instantly attracted to a book that is set in France and features lots of food related stories This isn t the first time that combination catches my attention, and I expect it won t be the last time either.This book is a foodie memoir by Susan Loomis who has lived in France for many years now and who has written numerous cookbooks as well as running a cooking school in the small town of Louviers in Nor It won t be that much of a surprise to any frequent visitors to my blog to find out that I was instantly attracted to a book that is set in France and features lots of food related stories This isn t the first time that combination catches my attention, and I expect it won t be the last time either.This book is a foodie memoir by Susan Loomis who has lived in France for many years now and who has written numerous cookbooks as well as running a cooking school in the small town of Louviers in Normandy among other things.She first headed to France as a young woman, serving a foodie apprenticeship before heading back to America and starting a family Years later she gets commissioned to write a French farmhouse style cookbook Her husband is an artist and so has no real restriction against him working in France and so they, along with their small son, get the opportunity to move to live in France Initially intended to be a short to medium term move, soon they find themselves buying a 16th century house that used to be the convent and neck deep in renovations to make it into a home, first and foremost, but also into a test kitchen Now, years later, this same house is home to a successful cooking school.To readof my thoughts on this book, and to see a recipe from the book head tohttp www.theintrepidreader.com 2013

  10. says:

    If you re a regular on my blog you know I m drawn to anything France After doing a chef s apprenticeship in France, Susan returns to America but later moves to France with husband and son in tow to live the If you re a regular on my blog you know I m drawn to anything France vaguely foodie related On Rue Tatin may not be for everyone, some may even find the everyday minutia tedious but for someone dreaming of living in France it s a vicariously fascinating read Seriously by the last page I was wondering who I d have to kill bribe to make my dream a reality After doing a chef s apprenticeship in France, Susan returns to America but later moves to France with husband and son in tow to live the dream, while writing a book to celebrate French farmhouse cooking Not just food related chatter, recipe testing yes there are yummy doable recipes included and I can t wait to try the famous Tarte Tatin but all the details on their purchase and renovation of a dilapidated old convent in Louviers, Normandy, her son starting school, interactions with neighbours, friends and townsfolk, the cultural differences, surrounding countryside and life in general Susan has written a number of cookbooks and her renovated convent home is also home to a successful cooking school If I had a spare 3500 I d do a 5 day class at On Rue Tatin HAA journal style memoir highlighting Loomis food passion, cooking locally and seasonally.A book to be enjoyed with crusty bread and soft cheese

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