Friday, February 11, 2011

Opening Sentence of the Day: The Food of France

"As far back as the records go, the people of the land now known as France have thought of food in terms of its taste more often than in terms of its nutritive qualities."

-- The Food of France by Waverley Root.

This has been on my TBR shelf for way too long.  I am so pleased to finally read it.

It was first published in 1958.  I am interested to see if things have changed, food-wise, in France since then.  Certainly Michael Steinberger makes the case that is has in Au Revoir to All That: Food, Wine, and the End of France, which I reviewed here.

This is on my French Connections list and is the first book I am reading for the Foodie's Reading Challenge


  1. Interesting first line!

  2. Sharon and Mystica: This is a great book. I can see why it is a real classic.


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