In the Media

From porridge to haute cuisine . . .

PUBLISHED April 13, 2004

A book of recipes cooked up by inmates from throughout France and hand-picked by one of the country's top chefs has just been published.

The book, Je Cuisine Pour Moi Tout Seul (I Cook For Me Alone), sets out a hundred simple recipes, such as the galette prisonniere, the salade solitaire or the "simplest sponge cake in the world", that make creative use of the ingredients available to France's 60,000 inmates, all at rock-bottom prices.
The cover depicts a prisoner eating through a ball and chain attached to his foot.