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A Paris Christmas

Immoveable Feast
Baxter, John (Book - 2008 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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A witty cultural and culinary education, Immoveable Feast is the charming, funny, and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread-and didn't speak a word of French-unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing the annual Christmas dinner for a venerable Parisian family. Ernest Hemingway called Paris "a moveable feast"-a city ready to embrace you at any time in life. For Los Angeles-based film critic John Baxter, that moment came when he fell in love with a French woman and impulsively moved to Paris to marry her. As a test of his love, his skeptical in-laws charged him with cooking the next Christmas banquet-for eighteen people in their ancestral country home. Baxter's memoir of his yearlong quest takes readers along his misadventures and delicious triumphs as he visits the farthest corners of France in search of the country's best recipes and ingredients. Irresistible and fascinating, Immoveable Feast is a warmhearted tale of good food, romance, family, and the Christmas spirit, Parisian style.
Authors: Baxter, John, 1939-
Title: A Paris christmas
immoveable feast
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xii, 270 p. :,ill. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: John Baxter
Alternate Title: Immoveable feast
ISBN: 0061562335
9780061562334
Branch Call Number: B-Ba335pc 2008
Subject Headings: Authors, Australian 20th century Biography Cooking France Paris Christmas France Paris Paris (France) Social life and customs Baxter, John, 1939- Homes and haunts France Paris Baxter, John, 1939-
Topical Term: Authors, Australian
Cooking
Christmas
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A charming, funny, and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread-and didn't speak a word of French-unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing the annual Christmas dinner for a venerable Parisian family.


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Jun 25, 2013
  • schmattarags rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a small and quiet book, but it is charming, entertaining, and even somewhat informative. People who love food books will love this, and I think people who enjoy books about travel--or books of Peter Mayle--will like this as well. I've read it several times around the holidays, and it is the perfect book to read while you curl up on the sofa with some gingerbread, or wine and biscotti.

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