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by Ann Mah

Download Mastering The Art Of French Eating (Thorndike Press Large Print Popular and Narrative Nonfiction Series) eBook
ISBN:
1410464156
Author:
Ann Mah
Category:
Regional & International
Language:
English
Publisher:
Thorndike Press; Large Print edition (December 18, 2013)
Pages:
385 pages
EPUB book:
1603 kb
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1926 kb
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1362 kb
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Rating:
4.3
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832


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Hardcover, Thorndike Press, 2014 . Thorndike Press Large Print Popular and Narrative Nonfiction Series. I've never been to France or even made or eaten many French meals, but the book completely captivated me and entertained me throughout

Hardcover, Thorndike Press, 2014, ISBN13 9781410464156, ISBN10 1410464156. Tell us if something is incorrect. I've never been to France or even made or eaten many French meals, but the book completely captivated me and entertained me throughout. Recommended to everyone. I received a complimentary copy through the Goodreads giveaway program.

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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. 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.

When Ann Mah's diplomat husband was posted to Paris in 2008, it was the realization of a lifelong dream. A food writer and avid Francophile, she began at once to make lists of all the places they'd visit together: restaurants, patisseries, chocolatiers, charcuteries, fromageries, boulangeries and cavistes. But the couple had barely settled into their Left Bank apartment when he was sent for a year to Iraq. Paris may be one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but you can't say it's the friendliest To Read the Full Story.

Ann Mah's writing is smooth and enjoyable to read. Mastering The Art of French Eating is about a diplomat's wife who experiences the foods of France

Ann Mah's writing is smooth and enjoyable to read. Mastering The Art of French Eating is about a diplomat's wife who experiences the foods of France. Along the way, she makes some interesting discoveries about herself, as she is traveling alone, while her husband is on assignment in the Middle East.

Written by Ann Mah, Audiobook narrated by Mozhan Marno. Like Sarah Turnbull's Almost French and Julie Powell's New York Times best seller 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.

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A foodie journalist's visions of three-year romantic adventure in Paris are dashed when her husband is reassigned to a year-long post in Iraq--alone-- and she must make a life for herself without him in a new city. (biography & autobiography).
  • Bundis
Ignore the critics! This is a fabulous book. Ann Mah is a gifted writer and she weaves an engaging story about French food, culture and life as an expat. Those reviewers who complain that she mentions missing her husband a lot have never lived overseas, away from friends and family in a language that is not their own.

If you are interested in France, food and the highs (and, yes, lows) of following your dreams, read this book. You won't be able to put it down!
  • Talvinl
This is a delightful insight into the origins and traditions of some of France's best-loved regional dishes. The author and her husband arrive in Paris for his 3-year assignment there with the diplomatic service, only to have him sent, unaccompanied, to Baghdad for a year. New to Paris, on her own for a year, she embarks upon her "education," which begins as a way to set aside loneliness and becomes an absorbing avocation. She describes her discoveries - both people and food - with affection and appreciation for their varied and colourful histories. The end of each chapter contains a recipe for the dish described. Whether you simply scan it and drool, or go about trying it for yourself, it's a nice afternoon's entertainment that teaches something as well.
  • Celak
In fact I hated to see it end. Ann Mah has written a thoughtful, informed and poetic guide to her first adventures in France. When her diplomat husband is called away to Iraq for a year at the very start of his 3 year assignment in Paris, Ann explores not only Paris, but takes us with her on her journeys to Brittany, Toulouse, Provence, Burgundy,and beyond. Her research is meticulous, she gives us the history of the foods of the regions she visits,as she goes boldly forth with knife and fork to try the famous dishes of each.Each chapter ends with a recipe of the specialty of the region, adapted to Ann's own educated palette. I shall be trying some out on friends soon!
The happy reunion with her husband and their finding the perfect little Paris apartment on the very street Julia Child's apartment was, is frosting on the tasty cake this book serves up.
I have given it to friends as a gift, and can't wait for my book club to sink our teeth into this delicious book.
  • Weiehan
It took me longer to read Ann Mah's "Mastering the Art of French Eating" than I had anticipated, because I savored every sentence, sometimes stopping to read a delicious or funny passage to my husband. And then there are the recipes at the end of each section that inspired me to put the book down and COOK! Wonderfully written, this memoir draws you into Mah's world as she navigates the challenges of a year without her husband nearby, settling into a new home in a new country, finding meaningful work and coming to terms with the type of life that comes with marring a diplomat. (It's an enviable life, to some or most, but we all have to reconcile what we expected from our lives and what we actually find or get.) In doing so, Mah burrows into the reader's heart with her humor, courage, humility, and gastronomic enthusiasm. This memoir would make a fun, touching and mouth-watering movie--I hope someone makes one! This is a fun summer read, but also fall, winter or spring, as there's a lot of cooking to be done afterwards and some of the dishes are best in cold weather!
  • Taur
I am currently enjoying this immensely, Ann's adventures are identical to my own secret desire to live in France. Thanks to her I discovered the mystery to Andouillette AAAAA. We tried it in Paris, being highly recommended by the waiter, and although my husband ate it, I could barely stay at the table - it is definitely an acquired taste (and smell).

Through her descriptions I feel like I am almost there.
  • Jek
An interesting exploration of regional food which reveals the culture and history of regions and the dishes and food associated with the area. Recipes and relevant history associated with the food
  • Clodebd
I loved Ann Mah's book for a number of reasons. First of all, I love traveling and eating. You don't have to live in France or be a francophile to enjoy her mouthwatering descriptions of the food or her tales of traveling through the gorgeous country that is France. Her love of the people and the country is evident. As I read the book, I could perfectly envision the places and the people, and even though my particular situation is very different, I understand many of the feelings she expressed in the book because they are universal- joy, longing, insecurity, inclusion, exclusion...

I also love this book because it is the perfect blend of memoir and information. I like to follow a story as I read, and the way she intersperses her personal story with history and culture is well balanced. Her subjects are well researched and connect naturally to her personal story. On top of that, Ann Mah is a likeable person. She is humorous, warm, and honest.
I tend to like most books about France, however this book is not one of them.
Too much whining and poor lonely me from the author.
The interesting parts, anyone could have researched from their own living room.
The personal, perhaps unique experiences, were repetitive and not interesting.