A Table!

A Table! : The Gourmet Culture of France

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A Table ! is a unique content-based book covering French culture through the highly motivational use of French cuisine. Organized like a French menu, each chapter includes prose essays, poetry, grammatical points, a degustation exercise and a recipe for students who might want to try their hand at food preparation. Although it is not a culinary book, this book integrates a wide variety of cultural issues into each section. It requires no special knowledge of cuisine, of course, outside what each chapter makes easily available. Using such material, much of French culture, history and regionalism is covered, along with motivated work in language, grammar and idioms. The book provides some structure for the instructor to use Peter Mayle's (A Year in Provence) Adventure dans la France Gourmande. Discussion questions for his book are included in the appendix.
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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 175.26 x 251.46 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • MA, United States
  • French
  • 1585102970
  • 9781585102976
  • 1,474,668

About Becky Brown

Becky Brown (PhD Texas) is Professor of Linguistics at Purdue University. Her research covers sociolinguistics, varieties of French, Romance linguistics and French pedagogy. She has taught linguistics courses and French courses for twenty years.
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"a Table !: The Gourmet Culture of France provides a lively, intriguing, well-designed and pedagogically sound set of learning materials that bring taste back into the curriculum and put content-based learning on the table. After all, France is a country where Importance de education au gout has a central place in public education, so this approach is most fitting."
- Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Virginia Commonwealth University, The Modern Language Journal 95
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