The Bordeaux Kitchen

In February, I was able to attend the IACP* conference in New York where I met a number of authors including Tania Teschke, who wrote The Bordeaux Kitchen: An Immersion into French Food and Wine, Inspired by Ancestral Traditions. Tania is an old soul who cares deeply about others and nutrition. Her demeanor puts you at ease and her kindness is inspirational. Her debut cookbook reflects all of these things with the added bonus of harvesting her vast knowledge between its pages.

Countless photographs and over 200 recipes fill this book but the real value here is Tania's narrative and her encyclopedic knowledge of the Bordeaux kitchen and nutrition. In addition, the author explains how eating an ancestral diet is healthier than a modern diet that can contain processed foods and harmful chemicals. While delivering dishes that rely on fermented foods, raw food and other techniques that the French have relied on for centuries, Tania's recipes are still comforting and delicious.   

Bone-in prime rib, Pears in butter and cinnamon, and Rosemary pork ribs are a few of the dishes here along with stocks, condiments from scratch, and lots of wine and cheese! It is apparent that Tania invested years and a good portion of her gentle soul into this work and they were very well spent. It's a beautiful book that every cook should read to soak all things Bordeaux. Tania has some events planned in the US, please check our calendar to see if she is near you. 

Our   takes you inside this book which shares a wealth of information and inspiration. The following dishes are featured in our   for you to try now.


Primal Blueprint, the publisher, has several podcasts with Tania talking about her book on their site that are interesting. Special thanks to the author and Primal Blueprint for providing the materials for our preview above as well as providing two copies of this book in our giveaway below.

The publisher is offering two copies of this book to EYB Members in the US and Canada. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. For more information on this process, please see our step-by-step help post. Be sure to check your spam filters to receive our email notifications. Prizes can take up to 6 weeks to arrive from the publishers. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on September 27th, 2018.


*More information on IACP including a new member discount can be found on this post.


  • mpdeb98  on  8/12/2018 at 8:52 PM

    Carmelized apples

  • Kristjudy  on  8/12/2018 at 8:56 PM

    Beef burgundy

  • tmcginty  on  8/12/2018 at 9:29 PM

    Carmelized apples

  • riley  on  8/13/2018 at 12:54 AM

    Pears in butter and cinnamon

  • Elbyem  on  8/13/2018 at 2:09 AM

    French onion soup.

  • LizyB  on  8/13/2018 at 5:45 AM

    Foie Gras w/Figs and Armagnac

  • stef  on  8/13/2018 at 6:11 AM

    Orange duck breast

  • JRumi  on  8/13/2018 at 6:44 AM

    Basque chicken

  • ravensfan  on  8/13/2018 at 7:02 AM

    Beef Burgundy (Boeuf Bourguignon)

  • vickster  on  8/13/2018 at 7:39 AM

    Rosemary Pork Ribs

  • MiMi60  on  8/13/2018 at 10:07 AM

    Sauerkraut and bacon (Choucroute aux lardons)

  • sarahawker  on  8/13/2018 at 10:22 AM

    Pork shoulder cooked in fat

  • mayastonecastle  on  8/13/2018 at 1:47 PM

    Slow cooked beef cheeks

  • janv  on  8/13/2018 at 1:53 PM

    Old-fashioned mustard

  • demomcook  on  8/13/2018 at 2:21 PM

    Baked apricot with lavender (Abricot rôti au lavendre)

  • rchesser  on  8/13/2018 at 5:10 PM

    Slow cooked beef cheeks.

  • DarcyVaughn  on  8/13/2018 at 7:27 PM

    Honey-glazed pork belly

  • JulieQC  on  8/14/2018 at 10:58 AM


  • sgump  on  8/14/2018 at 11:17 AM

    I'd try the vegetable "clafoutis"!

  • Lorihahn  on  8/14/2018 at 11:41 AM

    The French Onion Soup!!!!!

  • rglo820  on  8/14/2018 at 3:48 PM

    Bordeaux oysters with pork and shallot meatballs!

  • jmay42066  on  8/14/2018 at 5:09 PM

    French onion soup

  • KittyPride  on  8/14/2018 at 6:29 PM

    The sage butter sirloin steak.

  • amyz218  on  8/15/2018 at 7:37 AM

    Pyrénées seven-hour slow-cooked leg of lamb

  • kmn4  on  8/15/2018 at 7:39 AM

    Béarnaise garbure soup (La garbure Béarnaise)

  • antpantsii  on  8/16/2018 at 2:15 PM

    Basque Grilled Squid!!!

  • JJWong  on  8/16/2018 at 5:00 PM

    I would love to learn how to make the lamb meatballs.

  • matag  on  8/17/2018 at 8:19 AM

    Sage butter sirloin steak

  • Shelley.b  on  8/17/2018 at 8:30 PM

    French onion soup

  • LaurenE  on  8/17/2018 at 10:05 PM

    Carmelized apples

  • LSanders  on  8/17/2018 at 10:29 PM

    Slow cooked beef cheeks

  • t.t  on  8/18/2018 at 12:10 AM

    Chocolate mousse (Mousse au chocolat)

  • RSW  on  8/18/2018 at 5:22 AM

    Simple braised beef stew with orange (Daube de boeuf à l'orange simple)

  • Dannausc  on  8/18/2018 at 5:41 AM

    Braised oxtail

  • debbiehb  on  8/18/2018 at 6:50 AM

    Flank steaks with shallots

  • Siegal  on  8/18/2018 at 9:11 AM

    I would like to make hollondaise

  • liasim  on  8/18/2018 at 5:56 PM

    Beef burgundy

  • KarenGlad  on  8/21/2018 at 5:55 AM

    Basque chicken

  • thecharlah  on  8/21/2018 at 8:40 PM

    French onion soup (Soupe à l'oignon)

  • kitchenclimbers  on  8/22/2018 at 2:24 PM

    orange duck breast

  • mduncan  on  8/23/2018 at 12:19 PM

    Old-fashioned mustard

  • ChefDave999  on  8/23/2018 at 1:27 PM

    Beef Burgundy (Boeuf Bourguignon)

  • trudys_person  on  8/24/2018 at 6:45 PM

    Coconut milk "burned" cream - I always start with dessert!

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  8/27/2018 at 10:39 AM

    I would like to make the intriguing sounding Spider steak with orange (Araignée de boeuf à l'orange).

  • RickPearson54  on  8/27/2018 at 1:42 PM

    basque chicken

  • heyjude  on  8/28/2018 at 2:12 AM

    Salted Pork with Lentils

  • heyjude  on  8/28/2018 at 2:12 AM

    Salted Pork with Lentils

  • ltsuk  on  8/29/2018 at 7:09 PM

    sauerkraut and bacon

  • DJCross  on  8/30/2018 at 9:48 AM

    Bone-in Prime Rib

  • BMeyer  on  8/31/2018 at 8:32 AM

    rosemary pork ribs

  • Steben  on  9/1/2018 at 5:48 PM

    Beef burgundy

  • kkohle  on  9/3/2018 at 10:46 AM

    Slow cooked beef shank

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  9/3/2018 at 5:10 PM

    something I always have difficulty with so I would start with how to stuff, wrap, and tie a roast found on page 83 from "The Bordeaux Kitchen: An Immersion into French Food and Wine, Inspired by Ancestral Traditions" by Tania Teschke

  • fbrunetti  on  9/4/2018 at 7:35 AM

    Bone-in prime rib

  • Nkrieda78  on  9/4/2018 at 10:15 PM

    I would try the salted pork with lentils

  • artthecat  on  9/5/2018 at 5:26 PM

    French onion soup

  • Maaseelulu  on  9/7/2018 at 10:35 PM

    Grilled rosemary beef skirt steak (Hampe de boeuf au romarin)

  • sequoia55  on  9/8/2018 at 12:34 AM

    Beef Burgundy (Boeuf Bourguignon)

  • PeavineBlues  on  9/8/2018 at 8:01 AM


  • jennifersbrown  on  9/8/2018 at 8:10 AM

    Beet salad with blood orange, walnut, and goat cheese

  • choppergirl  on  9/8/2018 at 5:44 PM

    Beef heart jerky (Coeur de boeuf seché)

  • jodangerously  on  9/9/2018 at 9:29 AM

    berry tart

  • EmilyR  on  9/11/2018 at 1:36 AM

    Flank steak with shallots (Bavette à l'echalotte)

  • ejsimpson  on  9/12/2018 at 7:39 PM

    Too many choices Slow-cooked beef shank (Jarret [gîte] de boeuf)

  • auntietina  on  9/15/2018 at 2:19 AM

    Beef tagine stew (Tajine de boeuf)

  • orchidlady01  on  9/16/2018 at 4:06 AM

    Slow-cooked beef shank (Jarret [gîte] de boeuf)

  • PennyG  on  9/16/2018 at 9:39 AM

    Flank steak with shallots (Bavette à l'echalotte)

  • Shana.  on  9/17/2018 at 3:16 PM

    slow cooked beef cheeks

  • stephanieyee  on  9/22/2018 at 11:30 PM

    beef tongue!

  • banba1  on  9/24/2018 at 1:54 PM

    herbed rack of lamb sounds great -- my grandmother always made that for holidays

  • MamaEnki  on  9/25/2018 at 5:57 PM

    Baked Apricot with Lavender

  • knitgirl86  on  9/27/2018 at 8:06 AM

    seven hour slow cooked leg of lamb

  • eatysmith  on  9/27/2018 at 9:30 AM


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