on 12 May 2004
This is for all the foodies and francophiles, and anyone else who likes a good entertaining read. It combines a simple story of the American Beck family who lived in France before the war and their treasured Burgundian cook Clementine. It was fabulously entertaining and not the least bit pretentious (for those out there who associate French cuisine with snooty poo). Aside from the simple but entertaining story, the book should also be read for its 150 tried and true recipes of true French fare. Even those who don't cook should read it to whet your appetites. I have tried many of the recipes and found them easy and effective and craving for France.