‘Taste of the Country’ TV host Danielle French releases first book, ‘Mother’

Pontypool, ON, April 23, 2018–Most of us have at least one mother. If we are lucky, we also have a community of mothers who have taken up prominent residence in our hearts: grandmothers, stepmothers, mothers-in-law, and close neighbours and friends who have influenced, mentored, or simply been there for us in times of need.

Just in time for Mother’s Day, the first volume in the South Pond series, Mother, celebrates these women in our lives and offers an elegant, seasonally inspired menu based on fresh, simple ingredients that you can make for your special mom or moms. Included are Danielle’s favorite spring recipes and tips for cooking a delicious meal, setting the right mood, arranging a perfect table, and even crafting special parting gifts for your guests – everything you need from “soup to nuts” to create your very own special event at home.

Mother is available on Amazon (in Canada, the U.S, and Mexico) as well as South Pond Farms (southpondfarms.ca) and select stores.

ISBN 978-1-7753188-0-4 (book); 978-1-7753188-1-1 (ebook) • 5 3/8 x 7 3/8 • 78 pages • Paperback • Full colour • $20.00 paperback • $14.00 ebook

Also coming in the South Pond series: Love (vol. 2), Fire (vol. 3), Harvest (vol. 4), and Peace (vol. 5)


Located just over an hour from downtown Toronto and situated on 60 acres of sweeping landscape within the Bethany Hills of Ontario, South Pond Farms offers a variety of country experiences, including farm-to-table dinners, culinary classes, and workshops, and is a sought-after destination for weddings and corporate events. A character in its own right on the beloved Netflix series Taste of the Country, South Pond Farms is a “hidden treasure” nestled among pond, forest, and rolling hills, with a beautiful restored barn and ceramic tile silo. The farm is also home to Danielle and her daughters.


Danielle was born in Germany, grew up in Vermont, and came to Canada via McGill University in Montreal. In 2006, looking for a simpler way of life for her four daughters and herself, she moved from Toronto to a farm in Pontypool in Southern Ontario. Danielle wanted to connect to a rural way of living. She met her partner, Shawn, when searching for someone to help her restore the old barn on the property. Together, they embarked on a journey to restore the land and barn into not only a family home, but a place for others to visit, appreciate, and share.

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