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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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The best-selling author of A Year in Provence and Encore Provence takes readers on a culinary tour of France in search of the perfect country bistro, village market, omelette, and bottle of wine. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.

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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.

Table of Contents

Hors d'Oeuvre — The Inner Frenchman — For What We Are About to Receive — The Thigh-Tasters of Vittel — Aristocrats with Blue Feet — Love at First Sniff — Slow Food — Undressing for Lunch — A Connoisseur's Marathon — Among Flying Corks in Burgundy — Rendezvous in a Muddy Field — A Civilized Purge — The Guided Stomach — Last Course.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400077724
Subtitle:
Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Mayle, Peter
Author:
Mason, Daniel
Author:
Peter Mayle
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Travel-Europe - France
Subject:
Travel : Europe - France
Subject:
Cooking : Regional & Ethnic - French
Subject:
Travel : Restaurants
Subject:
Gastronomy
Subject:
Dinners and dining
Subject:
France
Subject:
Business management
Subject:
Travel - France
Subject:
TRAVEL / General
Subject:
Travel Writing-France
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Gastronomic Literature
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020409
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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Cooking and Food » Regional and Ethnic » French
Travel » Europe » France

French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew
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Product details 240 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9781400077724 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The best-selling author of A Year in Provence and Encore Provence takes readers on a culinary tour of France in search of the perfect country bistro, village market, omelette, and bottle of wine. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
"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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