Today Mastering the Art of French Eating hits shelves as a paperback, with a (slightly) new cover and subtitle ! Sigh… these books, they grow up so fast.
Here’s a description:
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.
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 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.
“Mastering the Art of French Eating makes you want to be in Paris. It will also make you very hungry.” —Wall Street Journal
I can’t describe what a total thrill it is to see that beloved old Penguin symbol on the book’s spine! Of course, I’m biased, but I think the lovely lightweight paperback edition makes a perfect traveling companion. I would be thrilled if you picked up a copy at your local bookstore or online:
Meanwhile, my friends on the web are celebrating with a few giveaways (and more to come):
My publisher has created this beautiful ad in the book trade’s newsletter, Shelf Awareness Pro.
And I’m delighted to hit the road for a couple of book signings:
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Penguin Bookshop (Sewickley, PA)
Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014
I love meeting readers and I also love book clubs! If you and your friends are reading Mastering the Art of French Eating, I’d be thrilled to visit your group by phone or Skype to chat and answer any questions—just send me a message via this website’s “contact” form.
Finally, are you hungry for crêpes? I’m about to send out the latest edition of my newsletter, which includes a special recipe for dessert crêpes (cut from the original book!). Subscribe here to check it out.
I’ll be back again soon with a post about cheese :) In the meantime, thanks, as always, for reading.