Mastering The Art Of French Eating: Lessons In Food And Love From A Year In Paris

March 21, 2016|
Mastering The Art Of French Eating: Lessons In Food And Love From A Year In Paris by Ann Mah
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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.
Ann Mah is a journalist and the author of Kitchen Chinese: A Novel About Food, Family, and Finding Yourself. The wife of a U.S. diplomat, Mah currently splits her time between Paris and New York City, but she loves eating everywhere. Visit annmah.net.
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Title:Mastering The Art Of French Eating: Lessons In Food And Love From A Year In Paris
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 5.8 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.5 X 5.8 X 1 in
Published:March 21, 2016
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780670025992

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