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This review is from: Sacré Cordon Bleu (Paperback)
Thoroughly enjoyable book that makes you immediately want to move to Paris. I don't know if burning your cook book collection is warranted, but Michael Booth certainly makes the case for good old fashioned french cuisine and trainng. Well written, entertaining, and manages to avoid the more nauseating traits of the 'I moved to france/paris/provence etc.' and he doesn't patronise the natives. The author manages to both engage your interest and remain likeable. Not sure whether on one book he can quite earn the Bill Bryson title, but he sure makes me wish for that small(ish) lottery win to follow in his footsteps. As an interesting follow on classic french cuisines try Jacques Pepin's 'The Apprentice' or as a complete contrast in style at the other end of the french food lover's spectrum, Anthony Bourdin's Les Halles Cookbook.