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About the Author

Joan Z. Shore was born in New York City, graduated from Vassar College, and has lived most of her life in Europe. In Belgium, she founded ViVART! (an art curatorial service) and W.O.E. (Women Overseas for Equality). She was Features Editor of The Brussels Bulletin, and English-language correspondent for Belgium's RTB radio. In France, she was Paris correspondent for CBS News for nearly a decade, and has contributed to Voice of America, CNN, The International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal, Conde-Nast publications, Boomer Times & Senior Life, and The Huffington Post, among others. She has been guest lecturer on many cruise ships, and has given numerous talks on her first book, "Saging -- How to Grow Older and Wiser".
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  • Paperback: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Joan Z. Shore (April 2, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615564046
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615564043
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,506,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By B. Gordon on April 15, 2013
Format: Paperback
What could offer a reader more satisfaction than an intriguing story filled with interesting characters, descriptions of the beautiful French countryside, delicious, mouthwatering recipes, and the mysterious disappearance of a major character? Joan Z. Shore's Red Burgundy does all this.
The plot appears simple, but appearances deceive. Each character has his or her own story that must be told so that we invest in their place and action within the narrative. Food itself is a major character, one that brings a verisimilitude to the action. It is possible to imagine the plated dish, taste its ingredients, and perhaps even fantasize about the aroma produced in the modern kitchen of an old French Chateau in Burgundy.
Three American couples, each with their own agenda, have come to France to experience the wine and gastronomy of Burgundy. They are housed at Chateau St.-Cloud where they attend cooking demonstrations. Stefano, a single man from Italy and two businessmen from Japan join the other actors in this drama. The late-arriving, American wife of an Italian count rounds out this group of ten, some of whom are not what they seem.
Shepherded about by Sybil, the business manager for her friend Chef Gerard Bordet, she touches the lives of all as they touch hers. Readers are treated to excursions to the local villages, wine tastings, and a surprise seduction within the group. Sybil is startled when she discovers her husband is secretly cooperating with Stefano and his boss in an attempt to purchase the Chateau as the first of many purchases to create a large wine-making conglomerate from the small and independent vintners in Burgundy.
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French haute cuisine and the fabulous wines of Burgundy provide the background for Joan Z. Shore's delightful new novel, "Red Burgundy". Take three couples from Texas, California, and New York; a pair of inscrutable Japanese businessmen with their Nikons; a British food critic and her New York attorney husband; a mysterious and seductive Count with "a strange accent"; his American mistress ("straight out of the pits of Pittsburgh"); blend in a quartet of very proud Frenchmen -- and you have as entertaining a cast of characters as you'll read about for a long time. The action centers around a week-long cooking class held in an historic château in Burgundy, where the guests have come to learn the art of French cooking.

As the author describes her novel: "Burgundy is a lush region of France, steeped in history and immersed in wine. Imagine a cooking school in a grand château with a 3-star chef and guests from around the world, under a distant cloud of loss and betrayal. This is a story of progress vs. tradition, commerce vs. culture, the foreign and the familiar. And the possibility that if you're very lucky or very unlucky, the past may catch up with you!"

In addition to the comic, ironic, sweet and sometimes poignant intrigues taking place among the characters, we are treated to 3-star chef Gérard's culinary expertise, helped by his nephew Vincent, as they set out luscious ingredients to stem, peel, core, cut, chop, slice, rinse, pour, pound, purée, toss, tuck, blend, beat, slather, sauté, sprinkle, and whisk artfully into the finest of culinary delights. No blenders! No microwaves! No frozen fish!
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A wealth of information about the French language and culture, as well as a cleverly thought out plot.
It kept my attention until the end.
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