(and this time you can be part of the story – sign-up here)
Crowdfunding for La Boheme head chef and restaurateur Olivier Troalen’s new cookbook – A Taste of Home – is well and truly underway, with hundreds of fans, friends and followers pledging their support since its launch earlier this year.
The first phase of online crowdfunding was a great success, raising nearly £26,000 within four weeks! The team is so grateful for this incredible response and would like to say a big thank you to each and every one of you for choosing to join us on this journey – we hope to welcome more of you soon!
Due to the high demand, we’ve made the decision to extend the book’s reward package. So if you’d like to sign up to this special venture, please contact us [email protected].
In return for each £100 donation, you will receive all of these exclusive rewards:
✶ A copy of the cookbook A Taste of Home signed by Olivier
✶ Your name printed in the cookbook
✶ A £50 voucher for food and drink at La Boheme
✶ A La Boheme 20th Anniversary branded chef’s apron
✶ A VIP invitation to the book launch (date tbc)
REMEMBER: if you want to go with a friend or partner to the book launch, they will need to sign up separately too.
We are also inviting people to test the book’s delicious recipes to make sure they work for everybody. If you’d like to take part in the testing programme, which will run until the end of May, please let us know when you sign up or if you’ve already signed up, contact us about the recipes here.
A Taste of Home
The idea behind A Taste of Home is to create a cookbook, containing meals and dishes that you will find on the dining room table of a typical French household. Great food to be shared in company; with family, friends and invited guests.
After 30 years of cooking, tasting and refining some of the finest French cooking there is, Olivier has selected 70 dishes that will be included in his book.
It is a collection of recipes that Olivier has developed throughout his life in various parts of France, in London and in the North West of England – his home for the last 25 years – starting in Olivier’s mother’s kitchen in St Maxime, Southern France and enriched with ideas, influences and tastes he has experienced along the way.
Each dish is assembled using simple, readily available ingredients to create a tantalising menu of starters, snacks, mains and desserts – and scrumptious delights for an indulgent, lazy weekend brunch.
There will be recipes to suit all tastes: meat, poultry, fish, vegetarian and vegan. Throw in a few professional ‘cheats’ to make the prep process that little bit quicker and you have the complete French home-cooking recipe book.
The book is expected to run to around 200 pages, with each recipe accompanied by a short introduction or anecdote explaining why Olivier was inspired to include it and beautifully illustrated with glorious photography.
The book is due to be published in September, when we hope to hold the VIP book launch and when you will receive your reward bundle, including your signed copy – complete with your namecheck inside. We will continue to monitor this timetable in light of Coronavirus measures and keep you updated if any changes are made.