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ISBN10: 0375705619
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Peter Mayle, francophile phenomenon and author of A Year in Provence, brings another delightful (and delicious) account of the good life, this time exploring the gustatory pleasures to be found throughout France.

The French celebrate food and drink more than any other people, and 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 Chteau 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 inimitably charming guide, we come away with a satisfied smile (if a little hungry) and the compelling desire to book a flight to France at once.

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Bestselling francophile phenomenon Peter Mayle returns with another delightful (or should we say delicious) account of the good life, this time venturing beyond his beloved Provence to treat readers to the gustatory pleasures to be found throughout France.

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Peter Mayle lives with his wife and their two dogs in the South of France. His hobbies include walking, reading, writing, and lunch.

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WY, November 17, 2014 (view all comments by WY)
Reading about food makes me hungry...so what better book to read while you're eating? Mayle's previous books about Provence are always fun reads, but I especially like this one because he gets really serious (and sometimes even down and dirty) with food. From snails to smelly cheeses and even diet food, everything in this book made me want seconds.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375705618
Author:
Mayle, Peter
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Gastronomy
Subject:
France
Subject:
Dinners and dining
Subject:
Travel - France
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Series Volume:
150-101-686
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 LINE DRAWINGS
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.32x5.30x.66 in. .56 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375705618 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Bestselling francophile phenomenon Peter Mayle returns with another delightful (or should we say delicious) account of the good life, this time venturing beyond his beloved Provence to treat readers to the gustatory pleasures to be found throughout France.
"Synopsis" by , Peter Mayle lives with his wife and their two dogs in the South of France. His hobbies include walking, reading, writing, and lunch.
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