"Though Champagne plays an important role in the history of France it does not play an important role in the history of French cooking. It presents indeed, the anomaly of being the only important wine region in the country which has not produced on its own soil an appropriate cuisine to accompany its wine."
-- The Food of France by Waverley Root.
This is a terrific book! It is easy to understand why it is such a classic because it is a comprehensive review of the culinary development of all the regional foods of France. The first section, which I am reading now, is called "The Domain of Butter." How great is that?
This is on my French Connections list and is the first book I am reading for the Foodie's Reading Challenge. It will also count as one of my Chunkster Challenge books, coming in at exactly 450 pages, plus an introduction.
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.
sounds like an interesting book. Kaye—the road goes ever ever onReplyDelete
sounds interesting. didn't know sparkling wine didn't have its own food.ReplyDelete
I would love this book--having devoured, so to speak, the Julia Child cookbooks along with everyone else in the wake of Julie, Julia--I'm interested in learning about the development of French cuisine.ReplyDelete
What a perfect sounding book! I'm slightly obsessed with cookbooks and foodie books, I'll have to look this one up. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
You can find my TT here: http://ksbooks.wordpress.com/2011/02/15/teaser-tuesday-31/