Mireille Johnston

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Mireille Johnston (née Mireille Busticaccia) (1935 – 2000) was a French/American cook, author and scholar who also hosted television shows on the BBC.


Johnston was born Mireille Busticaccia in Nice on 4 October 1935. Her father had been a member of the French resistance.

In 1992 Johnston appeared in A Cooks Tour of France, a BBC TV cookery series. She also translated the film The Sorrow and the Pity – about the collaboration of French nationals in a town during the second world war.

Johnston died in Paris, France on 5 October 2000.She was the author of two regional French cookbooks, The Cuisine of the Sun,on the cooking of Provence and The Cuisine of the Rose, on the cooking of Burgundy.