Friday, July 11, 2014

A Taste for French Gusto

Ann Mah spent three years in France with her diplomat husband. She used that time to find out more about some of their culinary specialties - how they became famous, their history and how they're made.

When it comes to writing about French food, there is no one as famous as Julia Child. She discovered this country's rich (in all senses of the word) culinary fare while her husband was stationed there as a diplomat not long after WWII.  Over 60 years later, travel and food writer Ann Mah found herself in a very similar situation. However, almost as soon as they had arrived in the magical city of Paris, her husband was sent to Iraq, without her. That meant she had a year on her own. While being parted from her new husband, one of the ways she dispelled depression was to investigate some of its most treasured foods. And that is how her book "Mastering the Art of French Eating" came to be written.

My complete review of this non-fiction book is now available only on my new blog here!


"Mastering the Art of French Eating" by Ann Mah, published by Viking Penguin released September 26, 2013 is available from Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, Kobo Books (USA, Canada & Australia), iTunes, The Book Depository (free worldwide delivery), new or used from Alibris or Better World Books as well as from an IndieBound store near you. For more information about Ann Mah and her writing, you can visit her webpageMy thanks to the publishers for inviting me to read a review copy via NetGalley.
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