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Marci S. (MarciNYC) reviewed On Rue Tatin : Living and Cooking in a French Town on
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Excellent read! What Peter Mayle does for Provence, Loomis does for Normandy. I loved reading this tale of an American in France. I'm ready to hop aboard an Air France plane and head on over to sample all the wonderful foods!
A fun journey about an American woman who buys a house in a small town in France with her husband and family. There are the trials of "red-tape", fun characters and the cultural mismatches as they find their way in a new setting.
I was given this book in preparation for a 6 week sojourn to Europe, with Paris as our "home base". I found it quite entertaining. The back cover says... "Susan Loomis has written a radiant love letter to France - particularly Normandy - its countryside, food, markets, and people. Buy it and settle down for good reading and an occasional sortie into the kitchen.
This book made me want to pack up and move to France! Susan Loomis writes beautifully, and shares her love of France, cooking, and her family in a book filled with warmth, unique characters, and interesting recipes.
I am really enjoying this book! The voice of the author is conversationally intentional - it reads just as if she is sitting there telling me about her adventures. Any type of adventures in France - I love to read them! Great stories.
I was in love with this book for the first chapter. Susan does a wonderful job of making you feel immersed in her memories and as if you are living with her and her family as they fix up their house on Rue Tatin.
I highly recommend the book as a great summer read but also to anyone who enjoys a great travel memoir.