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FREE BOOK õ French Lessons: Adventures with Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew Õ A Delightful, Delicious, And Best Selling Account Of The Gustatory Pleasures To Be Found Throughout France, From The Beloved Author Of A Year In ProvenceThe French Celebrate Food And Drink 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 Ch Teau 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 This book, in hard copy, was given to me as a gift 19 year ago when it came out in paperback I just never got around to reading it for some reason I finally listened to the audiobook this week and it s so enjoyable Definitely gets you hungry, and makes you want to go on a food oriented travel adventure. Peter Mayle might even convince readers who have no interest in France and are perfectly happy with a burger or a pizza to yearn for the countryside of France and their ability to turn the most mundane of foods into a sublime meal My husband and I listened to the book again on our recent trip up to San Francisco and were oncecharmed and filled with laughter at the antics of the narrator in attempting to discover the magic relationship these people df Provence have with the food of their region So while our first stop on the road was In n Out burgers a relic of our high school years our stop in the city was Chez Pannise in Berkeley by which time we were really channeling Peter Mayle and French cuisine If the goal of this book is to make the reader want to go on a food tour of France, then it 100% succeeded as far as I am concerned The food descriptions in French Lessons were mouthwatering I never wanted to eat frog legs until I read Mayle s descriptions of their buttery garlicy goodness. Updated Peter Mayle is a very accomplished writer I think he could make the nutrition facts of shredded wheat cereal sound impossibly droll However, the real magic here is the narrator, Simon Jones The whole family loved this okay, not the three year old and we cannot wait to go to Provence But we ll have to because there are no plans in place Just some dreams and this audiobook which you will not be sorry you listened to.Just started listening to this whilst he s British, okay It s infectious I run I WAS listening to the Winston Churchill also British 3 volume series on WWII but I needed a break because, seriously, am I really supposed to care how many damn Howitzers they had Give me something to hang on to, Winnie, tell me about some of the repart e between you and ol FDR When did you realize he couldn t walk Did your gaydar go off the exact second you met Eleanor or was it not until she gave Clementine the once over No Don t want to talk about that Okay then, sure, you just carry on about tanks and ammunition and for gosh sakes don t forget to continue cataloging every damn nap you took while in office and I ll just take a second here to dart in front of THIS ONCOMING BUS Or, I will just roll my eyes and run home and go to Audible and pick something else Like this perfectly reasonable little book on food and travel which I m hoping is just the ticket.