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Lose yourself in the French countryside.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Recipes from the Auberge of the Flowering Hearth (Hardcover)
This is a book I turn to again and again, a book to savor by the fireplace on a cold night, while sipping a glass of wine, a book that transports me to a place and time where the enjoyment of food and drink is paramount, and nothing else really matters much.
The descriptions of the meals are wonderfully delectable. The author had such a keen eye for observation and such a facility for description that it came as quite a shock to me to learn, long after reading the book, that he was blind.
I have never dined this way--these glorious, elegant, leisurely meals must have lasted for hours--but what fun to read about them! You will never look at that dusty bottle of Chartreuse in the back of your liquor cabinet the same way again.
This book is essential reading for foodies, and a pleasure for anyone who enjoys food or travel writing. Buy this book; you won't regret it!