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    DescriptionPeter 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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    Title
    French Lessons
    Subtitle
    Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Mayle
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 227
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375705618
    ISBN 10: 0375705619
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    BIC subject category V2: WTHR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.1
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-TT
    BIC subject category V2: WBA
    B&T General Subject: 240
    BIC subject category V2: WBN
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Subject Code: TT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET050
    Ingram Theme: CULT/FRANCE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23120
    DC21: 914.4
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009050, TRV022000, CKB034000
    DC22: 641/.01/3, 914.4
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: TX637 .M39 2002
    Thema V1.0: WBA, WBN, WTHR
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDF
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    12 LINE DRAWINGS
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    01 July 2002
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Peter Mayle lives with his wife and their two dogs in the South of France. His hobbies include walking, reading, writing, and lunch.
    Review quote
    "Delectable . . . as satisfying as a meal in a Michelin-rated three-star restaurant."-"USA Today ""Mayle's descriptions are as mouth watering as the food he samples."-"Rocky Mountain News ""So evocative you can almost feel the bib tied around his chin and sip the last drop of Bordeaux at the bottom of his glass." -"The Washington Post " "Charming. . . . [Peter Mayle] whets the reader's appetite for all things French. Even frog legs. Or especially frog legs."-"Nashville City Paper ""Armchair diners will doubtless find the fourth volume...as tasty as ever."-"New York Magazine" "Mayle's descriptions are as mouth watering as the food he samples. He captures the comic while never depreciating the subject."-"Rocky Mountain News" "Savory, sensual, positively transporting stories about his encounters with Gallic gustatory delights and about his growing appreciation of the central place food occupies in French life.... His descriptions of the meals they serve allow us to practically taste the frog legs and truffles right along with him."-"Booklist " "Whether you're going to France or just to eat, Mayle is worth reading."-"San Jose Mercury News ""Foodies and Francophiles will discover a like-minded devotee. And all but the strictest vegetarian will be made hungry by this book. Mayle's form is every bit as good as ever."-"The Associated Press"
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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.