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Immoveable feast : a Paris Christmas

Author: John Baxter
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The charming, funny, and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread--and didn't speak a word of French--unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing the annual Christmas dinner for a venerable Parisian family. Hemingway called Paris "a moveable feast"--A city ready to embrace you at any time in life. For Los Angeles-based film critic John Baxter, that moment came when he fell in love with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reality memoirs
Biography
Named Person: John Baxter; John Baxter
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Baxter
ISBN: 0061562335 9780061562334
OCLC Number: 255673764
Description: xii, 270 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: A good tooth --
Stranger in a strange land --
George --
Ninety degrees of Christmas --
The food of love --
The servant problem --
The ghosts of Christmases past --
Oysters --
Thank heaven for little girls --
A dissertation on roast pig --
All in the mind --
Apples --
Cheese --
The grip of the grape --
Does Madame burn? --
Bread --
The right way to walk --
The spice box of earth --
Christmas Eve --
The ghost of Christmas present --
Green Christmas --
A sense of place --
Project piglet --
Simple gifts --
Getting it together --
à table! --
The dinner --
Washing up.
Other Titles: Paris Christmas
Responsibility: John Baxter.

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The charming, funny, and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread--and didn't speak a word of French--unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing the annual Christmas dinner for a venerable Parisian family. Hemingway called Paris "a moveable feast"--A city ready to embrace you at any time in life. For Los Angeles-based film critic John Baxter, that moment came when he fell in love with a French woman and impulsively moved to Paris to marry her. As a test of his love, his skeptical in-laws charged him with cooking the next Christmas banquet--for eighteen people in their ancestral country home. Baxter's memoir of his yearlong quest takes readers along his misadventures and delicious triumphs as he visits the farthest corners of France in search of the country's best recipes and ingredients.--From publisher description.

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