Cazes family and Rocha release Lynch Bages cookbook

  • Tuesday 18 June 2013

Jean-Michel Cazes, proprietor of Grand Cru Classe Lynch Bages in Pauillac together with Jean-Luc Rocha, the two Michelin starred chef of Chateau Cordeillan-Bages debuted their new book at Vinexpo this week.

Jean Michel Cazes and Jean Luc Rocha

Cazes and Rocha were present on the opening day of the fair to sign copies of the 239-page book entitled Lynch Bages & Co. a family, a wine and 52 recipes.

The book, devised by Kinou Cazes-Hachemian and her father Jean-Charles, is part family memoire and part gourmet recipe book, drawing on the history of the family, the chateau and the region and using food memories of family members to create a collection of international recipes.

Of the 52 recipes featured in the book, half were created especially for this project by Rocha drawing on his haut-cuisine expertise and half were adaptations of some of the family’s favourite dishes with an emphasis on home-cooked ease.

Each recipe is also accompanied by a personal introduction written by Cazes.

Speaking to Decanter.com at the signing, Cazes said: ‘This is exactly what I’ve wanted to do for a long time.
‘This book illustrates the story of Bordeaux, the story of Lynch Bages, the story of my family and 52 recipes.’

Lynch Bages & Co will be available in French and English, translated by Jane Anson, with a retail price of €49.50.

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