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Let’s Eat France!

Of all the books I own on French cuisine, Let’s Eat France is one of my favorites. First up, the book is huge. I don’t mean in terms of scope, which it is. But physically the book is enormous. Think the size of the tablet listing five of the ten commandments, and just as heavy. The book is 13+ inches (33cm) tall and clocks in…

Of all the books I own on French cuisine, Let’s Eat France is one of my favorites. First up, the book is huge. I don’t mean in terms of scope, which it is. But physically the book is enormous. Think the size of the tablet listing five of the ten commandments, and just as heavy. The book is 13+ inches (33cm) tall and clocks in at 5 1/2 pounds (2,5kg). Let’s Eat France certainly merits the heft; each page is crammed with interesting information, well laid out for reading, with plenty of places on the 431 pages for sidebars, anecdotes, photos, charts, asides, maps, and recipes.

You don’t often come across books on French foods that are this much fun. The French certainly have a jovial attitude about food, but usually in the written world, there’s more reverence than irreverence. There’s a lot of like about French food it’s fun to see someone like François-Régis Gaudry, and his friends who contributed material, have fun with the topic.

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Drinking French Book Tour update

My bags were packed, and I was ready to go (and planning on stocking up on Sharpies as soon as I hit the ground) but due to current circumstances, I’ve had to cancel my Drinking French book tour. With travel difficult between countries and advisements to avoid large gatherings, my publisher and I decided it was best to put it off for now. Hopefully, the…

My bags were packed, and I was ready to go (and planning on stocking up on Sharpies as soon as I hit the ground) but due to current circumstances, I’ve had to cancel my Drinking French book tour. With travel difficult between countries and advisements to avoid large gatherings, my publisher and I decided it was best to put it off for now.

Hopefully, the situation will improve, and if possible, I may do some events later in the spring, summer, or even in the fall. I may be doing a live virtual booksigning on Instagram, where we can “meet” and I can sign a bookplate for anyone that would like one to put in their books. I’ll let you know when and if that happens. But perhaps we’ll meet in the future, in person, and share a drink, and perhaps a bite to eat.

For those who would like to get a copy of Drinking French (and to be honest, who doesn’t need a good cup of Parisian hot chocolate, or an apéritif or cocktail right now?) you can pick up or order a copy from you local independent bookseller, or online at Book Larder, White Whale, Kitchen Arts and Letters, Omnivore, Powell’s, Now Serving, Strand, and RJ Julia. All would welcome your support, especially now when in-store business is down. Global readers can order Drinking French from Book Depository, which offers free international shipping.

Drinking French is also available at Indie Bound and Amazon, as well as Barnes & Noble, which is offering signed editions of the book.

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