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The Resource Mastering the art of French eating : lessons in food and love from a year in Paris, Ann Mah

Mastering the art of French eating : lessons in food and love from a year in Paris, Ann Mah

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Mastering the art of French eating : lessons in food and love from a year in Paris
Title
Mastering the art of French eating
Title remainder
lessons in food and love from a year in Paris
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Ann Mah
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Lessons in food and love from a year in Paris
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eng
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"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"--
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When her diplomat husband gets a 3-year assignment in Paris, it's a dream come true or Chinese-American foodie and author Ann Mah. That is until one year into it, when he is abruptly ordered to Iraq -- alone. Mah adapts to life by herself, explores the country, learns its history, meets locals from all over, and enthusiastically checks out signature regional dishes. Tipping her chef's hat to Julia Child (who was also a diplomat's wife in Paris), Mah seasons her delightful memoir with mouth-watering recipes. Francophiles and foodies alike will relish her thoughtful, amusing travelogue. - Description by Dawn Towery
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autobiography
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10221068
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DLC
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Mah, Ann
Dewey number
641.5944
Index
index present
LC call number
TX637
LC item number
.M34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Mah, Ann
  • Gastronomy
  • Cooking, French
  • Diplomats' spouses
  • Chinese Americans
  • Paris (France)
Target audience
adult
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lessons in food and love from a year in Paris
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Mastering the art of French eating : lessons in food and love from a year in Paris, Ann Mah
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Includes index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
979659
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780670025992
Lccn
2013016794
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9780670025992
  • (OCoLC)834432290
Label
Mastering the art of French eating : lessons in food and love from a year in Paris, Ann Mah
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
979659
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780670025992
Lccn
2013016794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670025992
  • (OCoLC)834432290

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