French Lessons

French Lessons

Adventures With Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew

eBook - 2002
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A delightful, delicious, and best-selling account of the gustatory pleasures to be found throughout France, from the beloved author of A Year in Provence .

The French celebrate food and drink more than any other people, and Peter Mayle shows us just how contagious their enthusiasm can be. We visit the Foire aux Escargots. We attend a truly French marathon, where the beverage of choice is Château Lafite-Rothschild rather than Gatorade. We search out the most pungent cheese in France, and eavesdrop on a heated debate on the perfect way to prepare an omelet. We even attend a Catholic mass in the village of Richerenches, a sacred event at which thanks are given for the aromatic, mysterious, and breathtakingly expensive black truffle. With Mayle as our charming guide, we come away satisfied (if a little hungry), and with a sudden desire to book a flight to France at once.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2002
Edition: 1st Vintage Departures ed
ISBN: 9781400077724
Characteristics: ix, 227 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Call Number: eBook


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Oct 03, 2018

I’d call it a book of essays. Enjoyed all the humour and the author’s first-hand experience and observations of conversations and characters. Will read more books by the same author. It was a pleasant read.

Aug 14, 2017

It started out slow but I ended up loving this delicious read. So many places I now need to travel in France! Great detail, sordid humor and amazing recounts! Loved the layout and spread!!


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