Labu apetīti! Ceļojums pa Franciju ar nazi, dakšiņu un korķviļķi Peter Mayle

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Labu apetīti! Ceļojums pa Franciju ar nazi, dakšiņu un korķviļķi by Peter Mayle
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Peter Mayle, author of the bestselling A Year in Provence has done it again--but differently. Traveling this time beyond his adopted Provence throughout France, the food and travel writer has produced French Lessons, a celebration of many of thatMorePeter Mayle, author of the bestselling A Year in Provence has done it again--but differently. Traveling this time beyond his adopted Provence throughout France, the food and travel writer has produced French Lessons, a celebration of many of that countrys gastronomic joys.

Whether pursuing La Foire de Fromages, the annual cheese fair at Livarot- a Burgundian marathon offering runners Médoc refreshment- or a village truffle mass that concludes with a heady dégustation of the newly blessed tuber, Mayle takes his readers in hand and shows all.

Wide-eyed yet knowing, ever affable but with a touch of mischief, hes an ideal companion, the best possible narrator of his lively food adventures. Mayles gastronomic baptism occurs when, as a 19-year-old, he dines for the first time in France. At the first mouthful of French bread and French butter, he writes, my taste buds, dormant until then, went into spasm.

The paroxysm leads to serious food-and-wine perambulations--and, finally, to chapters including The Thigh-Taster of Vitel (a frog-eating fete)- Slow Food (snail love in Martigny les Bains) and The Guided Stomach (an investigation of the Michelin Guide restaurant inspection), among others. Readers are also present for a debate on the secret of the perfect omelet- a search for the best possible chicken in Bourg-en-Bresse- and a visit to a St. Tropez restaurant notable for its scantily clad habitués. Those familiar with Mayles work, and those yet to discover it, are in for a treat.

--Arthur Boehm



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