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Mastering the Art of French Eating

Lessons in Food and Love From A Year in Paris
Mah, Ann (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"The memoir of a young diplomat's wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris-one dish at a time. When journalist Ann Mah's diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures à deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post-alone. Suddenly, Ann's vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down. So, not unlike another diplomatic wife, Julia Child, Ann must find a life for herself in a new city. Journeying through Paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. She explores the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes. And somewhere between Paris and the south of France, she uncovers a few of life's truths. Like Sarah Turnbull's Almost French and Julie Powell's New York Times bestseller Julie and Julia, Mastering the Art of French Eating is interwoven with the lively characters Ann meets and the traditional recipes she samples. Both funny and intelligent, this is a story about love-of food, family, and France"--
Authors: Mah, Ann
Title: Mastering the art of French eating
lessons in food and love from a year in Paris
Publisher: New York, New York :, Pamela Dorman Books / Viking,, 2013
Characteristics: xii, 273 pages ;,22 cm
Notes: Includes index
Summary: "The memoir of a young diplomat's wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris-one dish at a time. When journalist Ann Mah's diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in Paris, Ann is overjoyed. A lifelong foodie and Francophile, she immediately begins plotting gastronomic adventures à deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post-alone. Suddenly, Ann's vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down. So, not unlike another diplomatic wife, Julia Child, Ann must find a life for herself in a new city. Journeying through Paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. She explores the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes. And somewhere between Paris and the south of France, she uncovers a few of life's truths. Like Sarah Turnbull's Almost French and Julie Powell's New York Times bestseller Julie and Julia, Mastering the Art of French Eating is interwoven with the lively characters Ann meets and the traditional recipes she samples. Both funny and intelligent, this is a story about love-of food, family, and France"--
ISBN: 0670025992
9780670025992
Statement of Responsibility: Ann Mah
Subject Headings: Paris (France) Social life and customs 21st century TRAVEL / Europe / France COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / French BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs Chinese Americans France Paris Biography Diplomats' spouses United States Biography Cooking, French Anecdotes Gastronomy France Mah, Ann. Travels France
Topical Term: TRAVEL Europe France
COOKING Regional & Ethnic French
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Personal Memoirs
Chinese Americans
Diplomats' spouses
Cooking, French
Gastronomy
LCCN: 2013016794
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Mar 19, 2014
  • imgrimey rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Too much emphasis on her emotional state(s) to take this book seriously as a food and travel book as intended.
Would make a good 'chick-flick'.

Jan 05, 2014
  • marydave rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Autobiography, France, and French food - a balanced blending of three of my favorites! The author generously shares her struggles as well as her accomplishments, inviting us to draw life lessons for ourselves. A single recipe wraps up each chapter succinctly.

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