I’m a big believer that one of the most important aspects of travel is food. Food helps you discover a new place. Food is culture. Food is history. Food is social. Food brings people together. Food builds memories.
Yeah, I love food.
And French food is arguably one of the world’s most famous cuisines. Although French food is something we all have heard about, it’s also one type of food that we eat the least. French food is both beautifully simple, and yet seems unattainably complicated. It’s one cuisine I have never experimented with at home. And it’s the one type of cuisine where I have to spend the most time at restaurants looking up what words on the menu mean.
Introducing “The Farm to Table French Phrasebook,” a new comprehensive language guide for food lovers that serves up the vital French expressions other books leave off the plate.
You’ll learn how to: navigate produce markets, charcuteries and pâtisseries; prepare meals the French way with delicious, authentic recipes; speak the lingo of Paris’s top restaurants and bistros; pair regional wines with delightful cheeses; and, master the proper table etiquette for dining at a friend’s house.
The first section is all about meals the French way. You will learn about what to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the traditional French way. Then you learn about where to eat; what types of food are available at each location and what is the traditional thing to order.
Learn all about French food, how it is created and how to buy the best of the best. My favourite section is the cheese section. Learn how each type of cheese is made, how it looks and how it tastes. And most importantly, what to pair each cheese with. Then we get to the next most important section – the wine section. Learn about wine regions and wine varieties. Learn how the varieties are made, what they are best paired with, and there are even recommendations of bottles to try.
The book also features information about traditional French dishes and even includes recipes you can try in our own kitchen.
And of course, all the way through out the book are all sorts of the vocabulary and phrases that you would expect from a French language book.
If you will soon be visiting France, or have a lover of French culture on your Christmas list, you might want to check out this book.