As usual Peter Mayle scores again with his marvelous account of eating in France. It was fun, witty plus I felt I was always smelling whatever was wafting out of the kitchen! It was also great to hear about the personalities of Mayle's friends.
Marci S. (MarciNYC) reviewed French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew on
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Another delightful book from Mayle. In "French Lessons' he recounts his travels around France and the countries numerous gusttatory pleasures.
This book is about food - frog legs, cheese, chickens, etc. I didn't like it nearly as much as 'A Year in Provence' and it's follow ups, but it was better than 'Acquired Tastes' which was downright dull in parts. Mayle loves France and its people -- he brings them and their love of a good meal to life on these pages.
crackabook reviewed French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew on
Ranging far from his adopted Provence, Peter Mayle now travels to every corner of the country, armed with knife, fork and corkscrew. He takes us to tiny out of the way restaurants, local village markets, annual festivals, and blessed vineyards.
A wonderful series of stories by a British food critic who travels through France focusing on various food festivals. It's almost like being there! Well, without the pungent cheesee and quite as much wine.