The Whole Fromage: Adventures In The Delectable World Of French Cheese

June 25, 2013|
The Whole Fromage: Adventures In The Delectable World Of French Cheese by Kathe Lison
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The French, sans doute, love their fromages. And there’s much to love: hundreds of gloriously pungent varieties—crumbly, creamy, buttery, even shot through with bottle-green mold. So many varieties, in fact, that the aspiring gourmand may wonder: How does one make sense of it all?

In The Whole Fromage, Kathe Lison sets out to learn what makes French cheese so remarkable—why France is the “Cheese Mother Ship,” in the words of one American expert. Her journey takes her to cheese caves tucked within the craggy volcanic rock of Auvergne, to a centuries-old monastery in the French Alps, and to the farmlands that keep cheesemaking traditions aliveShe meets the dairy scientists, shepherds, and affineurs who make up the world of modern French cheese, and whose lifestyles and philosophies are as varied and flavorful as the delicacies they produce. Most delicious of all, she meets the cheeses themselves—from spruce-wrapped Mont d’Or, so gooey it’s best eaten with a spoon; to luminous Beaufort, redolent of Alpine grasses and wildflowers, a single round of which can weigh as much as a Saint Bernard; to Camembert, invented in Normandy but beloved and imitated across the world.
   
With writing as piquant and rich as a well-aged Roquefort, as charming as a tender springtime chèvre, and yet as unsentimental as a stinky Maroilles, The Whole Fromage is a tasty exploration of one of the great culinary treasures of France.
KATHE LISON, A native of Wisconsin, "America''s Dairyland," is an award-winning essayist whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals, and a recipient of an Emerging Artist Grant from the Utah Arts Council. She lives in Arizona.
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Title:The Whole Fromage: Adventures In The Delectable World Of French Cheese
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 7.69 X 5.63 X 0.63 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 7.69 X 5.63 X 0.63 in
Published:June 25, 2013
Publisher:Crown
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780307452061

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