Carnivores will agree, there is nothing so delectable as a well-cut rump of steak but until now, few have thought it necessary to put their predilection for prime-cuts into print. Valerie Solvit’s first major project, working with the president of the French Confederation of Butchery, Christian Le Lann, is the Louchebem manifesto - essentially an ode to meat. The elite roll call of contributors, ranging from politicians to L’Oreal cover girls, and including Sonia Rykiel, Pierre Bergé, and Jack Lang, recount tales of Sunday roasts and first trips to the butcher shop. Meat lovers everywhere can come together in reminiscence and celebration.
Available at Colette, Hermès Rive Gauche, Gaglinani and L’Ecume des Pages, Paris