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MY BOOK BEGINNING
The blade of Napoleon's sword scythed air redolent of roasted meat as the man who would one day be emperor severed at the top of the cheese before him.
-- The Whole Fromage: Adventures in the Delectable World of French Cheese by Kathe Lison. She starts the book with the apocryphal story of Napoleon refusing to eat a pyramid-shaped cheese after his defeat in Egypt.
What a fun choice for the 2013 Foodies Read Challenge!
It looks like the cover on mine, above, may be the ARC cover, because I got my copy from the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program. The official cover looks like this:
Both are cool. Which cover do you like better?