Mastering the Art of French Eating

Mastering the Art of French Eating

Lessons in Food and Love From A Year in Paris

Book - 2013
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When journalist Ann Mah's husband is given a diplomatic assignment in Paris, Mah - a lifelong foodie and Francophile - begins plotting gastronomic adventures deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a yearlong post... alone. This overturns Mah's vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light. So, not unlike Julia Child, another diplomat's wife, Mah must find a life for herself in a new city. Mah journeys through Paris and the surrounding regions, combating her loneliness by exploring the history and taste of everything from cassoulet to buckwheat cr pes.
Publisher: New York, New York : Pamela Dorman Books / Viking, 2013
ISBN: 9780143125921
Characteristics: xii, 273 pages ; 22 cm


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Jan 09, 2018

Quite a good book. I’ll admit I skimmed at times, but I enjoyed reading Mah’s story about her time in Paris. I especially enjoyed the Julia Child tie-ins, apartment hunting, and American Thanksgiving. I can’t say I’ll try many of the recipes, but that’s just me. Nice that she included so many, and who knows, maybe one day I will!

Feb 14, 2015

I'd love to re-invent my life in Paris and take a 3 year assignment!! Any offers?

Mar 19, 2014

Too much emphasis on her emotional state(s) to take this book seriously as a food and travel book as intended.
Would make a good 'chick-flick'.

Jan 05, 2014

Autobiography, France, and French food - a balanced blending of three of my favorites! The author generously shares her struggles as well as her accomplishments, inviting us to draw life lessons for ourselves. A single recipe wraps up each chapter succinctly.


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