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French lessons : adventures with knife, fork, and corkscrew

Author: Peter Mayle
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Vintage Departures edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)49598104
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Mayle
ISBN: 9781400077724 1400077729 129907412X 9781299074125
OCLC Number: 232210646
Notes: Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2001.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 227 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Peter Mayle.

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By their stomachs ye shall know them. From the thigh-tasters of Vitel to the truffle mass of St Antoine, the French are enticingly captured by the master.  Read more...

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A gastronomic delight. * SUNDAY TRIBUNE * Delightfully readable. The style is high comedy and Mayle is bitingly funny about local rural mores. But the jokeyness only partly obscures Mayle's warm Read more...

 
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