Through his inspired collection of recipes, Francois de Mlogue now emerges as a leading proponent of both contemporary and traditional renditions of the flavorful cuisine from the south of France and surrounding regions. Your mouth will water as you join his family’s epic picnic of a simple grilled Loup de Mer with Artichokes Barigoule or foraging through the woods looking for mushrooms to cook in fragrant mixture of duck fat, garlic and herbs. Close your eyes and be transported to the old port in Marcel Pagnol’s Marseilleby the scent of his Mussels steamed in Pastis with Spanish Chorizo, Leeks and Piquillo Peppers. Delight in his wildly popular Artichoke Tarte Tatin or his exhilarating version of the classic fish stew Bourride he lovingly calls Provencal Sunshine. Every dish is a reflection of the moment; an edible photograph of Francois’ mind. Delight in desserts that sweetly cross the fence between American and French cultures like salted caramel apple beignet, brown butter fig tarts and even his version of Julia Child’s classic dense chocolate and almond cake. Lush photography coupled with tender childhood reminiscences, and classic and reimagined Provenal recipes makeCuisine of the Sun, A Ray of Sunshine on Your Plateperfect for those who love food and jubilate our relationship to it. This is not just another cookbook, but an invitation to take a seat and join in the celebration of life from a true foodie’s perspective.