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From Here, You Can't See Paris
by Michael Sanders | Travel
Registered by watakeet on Monday, July 10, 2006
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by dukefan86): to be read


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by watakeet on Monday, July 10, 2006

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Journal Entry 2 by watakeet on Tuesday, April 17, 2007

7 out of 10

An indepth account of the life in a French village. The last chapter "How to eat well in a restaurnat in France" is very practical as well. 


Journal Entry 3 by wingazukiwing from Miami, Florida USA on Sunday, June 17, 2007

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It was so nice to meet Watakeet and other BCers in Hong Kong. Received this book from Watakeet in person. Thank you so much for saving this book for me. Sure looks interesting!!

Book Description from Amazon:
The author set out to explore the inner workings of a French restaurant kitchen but ended up stumbling onto a wider, much richer world. Whether uncovering the darker secrets of making foie gras, hearing a chef confess his doubts about the Michelin star system, or absorbing the lore of the land around a farmhouse kitchen table after a boar hunt, Michael Sanders learned that life in Les Arques was anything but sleepy. Through the eyes of the author and his family, the reader enters this world, discovers its still vibrant traditions of food, cooking, and rural living, and comes to know the village's history, sharing along the way an American family's adventures as they find their way in a place that is sometimes lonely, often wondrous, and always fascinating. 


Journal Entry 4 by wingazukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Sunday, August 05, 2012

8 out of 10

Sorry to have kept this book for so long.

While there is nothing exciting in the retelling of the author's year in a rural French village, his writing, with his fine eyes for detail, portrays life there exact as it is. Just ordinary day to day life, but personable, genuine, leisurely, simple, down-to-earth with a closeness to the land and a certain charm. Sure, work in the restaurant kitchen can go hectic, but it wasn't like Kitchen Confidential. I very much enjoyed the glimpse of village life he so nicely allow us: the fete, the election, the truffle hunting, the gardening, the cooking.

 


Journal Entry 5 by wingazukiwing at Starbucks - Harris Teeter/Cameron Village, 500 Oberlin Rd. in Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Monday, August 06, 2012

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Released 1 yr ago (8/5/2012 UTC) at Starbucks - Harris Teeter/Cameron Village, 500 Oberlin Rd. in Raleigh, North Carolina USA

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Released at the Raleigh BookCrossing Meetup. Nice to meet you all! 


Journal Entry 6 by dukefan86 at Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Tuesday, August 07, 2012

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It was great to meet Azuki during her visit to Raleigh! So glad she met our Bookcrossing group! Thank you for bringing this book to the meeting, Azuki! 




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