Tomato Zucchini Clafoutis: La Tartine Gourmande

It didn’t take long to create a reason to cook from Bea Peltre’s gorgeous new cookbook La Tartine Gourmande. I make no claims, nor wouldn’t dare, to think that I could make such beauty and deliciousness- but man was it great trying!

Her recipes are all so simply beautiful and approachable and the photos so simply beautiful. Bea has such an ease and grace towards her cooking and life. She talks about first making food for the eyes, and does she ever. I get excited about a lot of things, but her book had me tripping over myself to get into the kitchen. I HAD to taste!

My dear Lauren stopped over for lunch yesterday and as I promised, she was first served the crackers I made, and then this. I’ve only known clafoutis to be a fruited dessert, so this was an intriguing departure. Lighter than a quiche but similar in character, perfect for an easy girly get together. I pulled together the dish in the morning, and while it was baking I tidied up and showered so we could sit and relax.
I served it with a sprinkling of crumbled goat cheese on top and a side salad of shaved fennel, endive and red onion. We two ladies lunched at my little table by the window and girl talked until the afternoon turned to early evening.
Sorry all, I will NOT be posting the recipe. If you don’t already own the book then you should. Go buy it. Now.
Glass raised to Bea and welcome to a cookbook destined to be splattered and stained.