Cooking & Entertaining

Miss Maggie's Kitchen: Relaxed French Entertaining

The charming world of Miss Maggie's Kitchen brings a mixture of refined classic French style with a modern twist, for perfect, effortless entertaining.

Héloïse Brion's early life was rhythmed by mealtimes--from her childhood in Florida, where her mother proudly upheld the tradition of the French family dinner, to summers spent in the Pyrenees, where her grandmother cooked over a wood-fire oven. Her passion for food--always respectful of the seasons and the origins of her products--followed her back to France, where she pursued a career in fashion.

What initially began as a whimsical pastime turned into Miss Maggie's Kitchen, her brand that blends cooking, travel, and lifestyle in a perfect alchemy. Her innate talent for style and entertaining stems from her informal American approach to life mixed with her inherent French flair. Here, Brion shares more than eighty laid-back recipes for every occasion, including her beautiful table settings that are festive and welcoming. Her simple, authentic, and tasty cuisine includes winter squash soup with porcini crostini, cherry tomato pizza, veal stew, clementine and pistachio cake, and a rosemary-rhubarb cooler. Brion's husband, photographer Christophe Roué, captures the charm of Miss Maggie's Kitchen, where retro and modern culminate in the ultimate comfortable elegance.

About The Author

Héloïse Brion worked for fifteen years in the fashion industry before deciding to pursue her passion for cooking. Since 2017, she has published quarterly recipe journals, contributed recipes to Elle à Table, worked in catering, and held cooking classes at venues like French in Calabasas, California, and at My Little Paris in France. She sells themed lifestyle boxes and travel souvenirs from the Miss Maggie's Kitchen website. Christophe Roué is a portrait, fashion, and lifestyle photographer and a film director.

  • Publish Date: September 01, 2020
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Cooking - Regional & Ethnic - French
  • Publisher: Flammarion
  • Trim Size: 7-1/2 x 10
  • Pages: 256
  • US Price: $35.00
  • CDN Price: $47.00
  • ISBN: 978-2-08-020445-5


"As a child Héloïse Brion shuttled from her American life in Florida to summers at her French grandmother’s home in the Pyrenees. Her memories of those summers are the stuff of fairy-tales—days spent in the service and rhythm of preparing meals over the wood-fired oven. After a stint in fashion, Héloïse and her husband bought an old hunting lodge in Normandy they named Miss Maggie and settled in with their young family. In Miss Maggie’s Kitchen: Relaxed French Entertaining (Flammarion, 2020), Héloïse shares the rustic cuisine of her ancestral home and the casually chic way of entertaining in the French country style." — FLOWER MAGAZINE

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