The French have a well earned reputation for knowing a thing or two about fine food. French foodie culture has made it’s way into North American restaurants from fine dining establishments to casual bistros and everything in between.
The Farm to Table French Phrasebook by Victoria Mars is a wonderful guide that will help you navigate restaurants, grocery stores and the Farmer’s market with ease whether you are at home or traveling to Europe. It’s also interesting to read just for fun.
The small sized hard cover book is easy to toss in your bag to take it with you. There are informative tidbits and history to go along with the definitions and give you an understanding of the culture as you learn what specific words and phrases mean.
It’s organized well, so you can quickly find whatever it is you’re looking for. There are five sections on Eating The French Way, Grocery Shopping, Beverages, Traditional French Dishes and In The French Kitchen.
I enjoyed the book. It is a good reference tool to refer back to as needed. It would make a lovely gift for a foodie or traveler.
The Farm to Table French Phrasebook
Master the Culture, Language and Savoir Faire of French Cuisine
by Victoria Mas
Pub. date 11/4/14
Description: “French culinary phrases, foodie terms, and cultural tips come together in the ultimate food-lover’s guide pays des délices. Everyone can tell the difference between Brie and Caembert, but few know their Valençay from Pélardon. Luckily, The Farm to Table French Phrasebook serves up the vital French expressions other guides leave off the plate. From the specialty vocabulary of chefs in gourmet restaurants to slang terms rarely heard outside a country market, here’s everything the reader needs for a gourmet tour of France (or the local bistro!).”
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