As much memoir as cookbook, French Roots: Two cooks, two countries & the beautiful food along the way by Jean-Pierre and Denise Lurton Moullé is the kind of book I love. Full of beautiful photos, not just of food, but of the landscape, and the authors home life. The stories are taken from the time they spent in provincial France, and Northern California. The recipes come from two fantastic chefs, Jean-Pierre worked at Chez Panisse, and Denise learned to cook at an early age for her large family using what was grown and raised on the property.
The combination of classic rural French technique, and the Northern California cuisine that lets the ingredients stand on their own is pitch perfect.