French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew

by Peter Mayle | Cooking, Food & Wine |
ISBN: 0375705619 Global Overview for this book
Registered by elizardbreath of Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on 11/13/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by elizardbreath from Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Sunday, November 13, 2011
I found this at Salvation Army today in Pendleton, OR, USA. They were having a 25 cent book sale!

Journal Entry 2 by elizardbreath at Bella Vista, Arkansas USA on Saturday, August 02, 2014
Whenever I see the name, Peter Mayle, I immediately think, "indigestion." This man has a real think about the word, "gastronomic", and it's several variations. It's been kind of a thing with me now to count how many times he uses it in each book. French Lessons far surpasses any other Mayle I've read with a whopping 17 uses of the term! In one case toward the end, he even alludes to it being overused. All I can think of is a great big fat farting man. Ugh.

Other than that, this was another great memoir of France put out by an intelligent and entertaining author. I always find myself learning so much and desiring to make the pilgrimage to the land of my ancestors one day.

I did find the Truffle Mass pretty odd. Besides the obvious, who would want a truffle that has been passed around and sniffed? Also, the chickens in funeral garb was kind of creepy. Still, I'm glad I had a chance to read this one and hope the next reader will enjoy it as well!

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