The Perfect Meal: In Search Of The Lost Tastes Of France

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The Perfect Meal: In Search Of The Lost Tastes Of France

by John Baxter

Harpercollins Publishers | February 15, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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IACP Cookbook Award Winner (Culinary Travel)

Part Grand Tour of France, part history of French cuisine: an irresistible journey, from Paris to Provence, to find "the perfect meal"

An expat Paris resident for more than twenty years, John Baxter began noticing an alarming trend: just as species of plants and animals are rapidly facing extinction globally, so too are the traditional ingredients and techniques of classic French cooking and eating. Indeed, he worried that the soul of the world''s most revered national cuisine is in danger of disappearing, as centuries-old ways of cooking, preparation, and farming wither away. Spurred to action, Baxter set off across the country on an unforgettable quest to taste the last great French dishes before they disappear forever-from Paris''s surviving haute cuisine establishments to the tiny local restaurants that still serve the remarkable regional dishes of Provence, Normandy, Cote d''Azur, and more.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 7.25 × 5.13 × 1.01 in

Published: February 15, 2013

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062088068

ISBN - 13: 9780062088062

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The Perfect Meal: In Search Of The Lost Tastes Of France

by John Baxter

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 368 pages, 7.25 × 5.13 × 1.01 in

Published: February 15, 2013

Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062088068

ISBN - 13: 9780062088062

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IACP Cookbook Award Winner (Culinary Travel)

Part Grand Tour of France, part history of French cuisine: an irresistible journey, from Paris to Provence, to find "the perfect meal"

An expat Paris resident for more than twenty years, John Baxter began noticing an alarming trend: just as species of plants and animals are rapidly facing extinction globally, so too are the traditional ingredients and techniques of classic French cooking and eating. Indeed, he worried that the soul of the world''s most revered national cuisine is in danger of disappearing, as centuries-old ways of cooking, preparation, and farming wither away. Spurred to action, Baxter set off across the country on an unforgettable quest to taste the last great French dishes before they disappear forever-from Paris''s surviving haute cuisine establishments to the tiny local restaurants that still serve the remarkable regional dishes of Provence, Normandy, Cote d''Azur, and more.

About the Author

John Baxter has lived in Paris for more than twenty years. He is the author of four acclaimed memoirs about his life in France:The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France;The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris;Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas; andWe''ll Always Have Paris: Sex and Love in the City of Light. Baxter, who gives literary walking tours through Paris, is also a film critic and biographer whose subjects have included the directors Fellini, Kubrick, Woody Allen, and most recently, Josef von Sternberg. Born in Australia, he lives with his wife and daughter in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighborhood, in the same building Sylvia Beach called home.

Editorial Reviews

"A mouthwatering, erudite journey through France''s foodie heritage, some of which might be lost forever without the likes of Baxter recalling and showcasing them for today''s diner." (France Today)