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French Lessons (Digital Audiobook)

Adventures with Knife, Fork and Corkscrew

By Peter Mayle, Simon Jones (Narrator)

Publication Date: May 7, 2001

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/9/2002)
Hardcover (5/8/2001)
Compact Disc (5/8/2001)


A delightful, delicious, and best-selling account of the gustatory pleasures to be found throughout France, from the beloved author of A Year in Provence.

The French celebrate food and drink more than any other people, and Peter Mayle shows us just how contagious their enthusiasm can be. We visit the Foire aux Escargots. We attend a truly French marathon, where the beverage of choice is Château Lafite-Rothschild rather than Gatorade. We search out the most pungent cheese in France, and eavesdrop on a heated debate on the perfect way to prepare an omelet. We even attend a Catholic mass in the village of Richerenches, a sacred event at which thanks are given for the aromatic, mysterious, and breathtakingly expensive black truffle. With Mayle as our charming guide, we come away satisfied (if a little hungry), and with a sudden desire to book a flight to France at once.

About the Author

Peter Mayle spent 15 years in the advertising business before becoming a full-time writer. This is his eighth book. He lives in the South of France.