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Bon apptit! - Peter Mayle

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Title
Bon apptit!
Author
Peter Mayle
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Sphere
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20020401

Gastronomy is a wonderful starting point to study France and the French. As the retired school master from Provence says 'The religion of France is food. And wine, of course.' And they put their money where their mouth is, spending a greater proportion of their income on food and drink than any other nation in the world. Literally hundreds of gastronomic fairs and festivals take place throughout the year all over France - a frog fair, an hommage to the sausage, to the turnip, to the quiche and the noble Camembert. What kind of person is a snail-fancier? Is there a brotherhood of sausage connoisseurs? How can you devote an entire weekend to the French fry? Peter Mayle finds out and brings hilariously and affectionately to life the people who can get passionate about a frog's leg or a well-turned omelette. Over ten years ago he transformed our feelings about Provence, now he captures the irresistible essence of France herself - and her food.

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Peter Mayle has contributed to a wide range of publications in England, France and America and his work has been translated into 22 languages.

Peter Mayle's idyllic portrait makes you almost taste the wonderful food and wine, feel the sun and balmy breezes
SUNDAY EXPRESS

Delightfully readable. The style is high comedy and Mayle is bitingly funny about local rural mores. But the jokeyness only partly obscures Mayle's warm enthusiasm for local life and landscape.
SUNDAY TIMES

A gastronomic delight.
SUNDAY TRIBUNE

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Food - France.|Food habits - France.|France - Social life and customs - 20th century.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
233

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