Thanks to her talents as a cook and a skilful sense of staging, Mimi Thorisson has become the new icon of a certain French way of life where nostalgia for the land and the chic revival of the woman in the kitchen mingle.

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Cook passionate

Cook passionate about good food, author, TV host and star blogger, Mimi Thorisson, an elegant forty-something, brilliantly embodies French savoir-vivre. A glance at his Instagram account is enough to prove it: refined still lifes back from the market, large tables strewn with dishes each more appetizing than the next, joyful Sunday walks in the middle of nature, family photos in the family vegetable garden. … This Franco-Chinese born in Hong Kong in 1973 and fell in love with the south of France during childhood where she spent all her holidays with her maternal grandmother, embodies an authenticity that is as aesthetic as it is old-fashioned.

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Settled in the Medoc

After studying finance in Hong Kong and some experience in modeling, she finally began her career in the media. She will notably be a producer for CNN before tasting the joys of freelance adventure with her husband, Oddur, an Icelandic photographer who shares with her the taste for good food. Together, they design culinary guides for a while in collaboration with great French chefs. In 2010, the couple left Paris to settle in the Médoc where they acquired an estate. In June 2016, the cosmetics brand L’Occitane recruited her as a “beauty ambassador”, and television producers, who fell in love with La Table de Mimi (on the Cuisine+ channel), are courting her for a new project. Mimi Thorisson brought in her wake a community of new converts to the delights of the French provinces.

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