Mastering the Art of French Eating

Mastering the Art of French Eating

Lessons in Food and Love From A Year in Paris

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Penguin Putnam
The memoir of a young diplomat’s wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris?one dish at a time

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. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post?alone. Suddenly, Ann’s vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down.

So, not unlike another diplomatic wife, Julia Child, Ann must find a life for herself in a new city. Journeying through Paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. She explores the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes. And somewhere between Paris and the south of France, she uncovers a few of life’s truths.

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.


Random House, Inc.
The memoir of a young diplomat’s wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris—one dish at a time

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. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post—alone. Suddenly, Ann’s vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down.

So, not unlike another diplomatic wife, Julia Child, Ann must find a life for herself in a new city. Journeying through Paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. She explores the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes. And somewhere between Paris and the south of France, she uncovers a few of life’s truths.

Like Sarah Turnbull’s Almost French and Julie Powell’s New York Times bestsellerJulie 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.

Baker & Taylor
"The memoir of a young diplomat's wife who must reinvent her dream of living in Paris-one dish at a time 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 áa deux. Then her husband is called away to Iraq on a year-long post-alone. Suddenly, Ann's vision of a romantic sojourn in the City of Light is turned upside down. So, not unlike another diplomatic wife, Julia Child, Ann must find a life for herself in a new city. Journeying through Paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. She explores the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes. And somewhere between Paris and the south of France, she uncovers a few of life's truths. 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"--

Baker
& Taylor

A foodie journalist's visions of 3-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.
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.

Publisher: New York, New York : Pamela Dorman Books / Viking, 2013
ISBN: 9780670025992
0670025992
Branch Call Number: B MAH 2013
Characteristics: xii, 273 pages ; 22 cm

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greenacres
Feb 14, 2015

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

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imgrimey
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'.

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marydave
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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