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Friday, August 30, 2013


Hi ladies! I'm happy to have another giveaway to offer you. From Penguin Publishers...

In MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH EATING journalist Ann Mah blends food, travel, and gastronomic history as she embarks on a journey to reinvent her dream of living in Paris.

After her diplomat husband is given a three-year assignment in France, and then suddenly, called to a new post in Iraq –alone—Ann must find a life for herself in a new city.  Journeying through Paris and the surrounding regions of France, Ann combats her loneliness by seeking out the perfect pain au chocolat and learning the way the andouillette sausage is really made. She explores the history and taste of everything from boeuf Bourguignon to soupe au pistou to the crispiest of buckwheat crepes. And somewhere between Paris and the south of France, she uncovers a few of life’s truths.

Ann provides an insightful history of many of the regional dishes throughout France and punctuates each of her chapters with a traditional recipe. Both funny and intelligent, this is a story of love—love of France, food, and family—and of how hard choices can change your life for the better.

Ann Mah is a journalist and the author of the novel, Kitchen Chinese. Ann was awarded a James Beard Foundation culinary scholarship in 2005 and her articles about food, travel, fashion, style, and the arts have appeared in The New York TimesCondé Nast TravelerThe Huffington Post, the International Herald TribuneWashingtonian magazine, and the South China Morning Post, among other publications. The wife of a U.S. diplomat, Mah currently splits her time between New York City and Paris. For more information, please visit www.annmah.net.

The details to enter: 
Leave a comment below telling us where you would like to live for a year and why. Perhaps you want to master the art of BBQ while living in Dallas or maybe you'd like to master the art of sushi in Tokyo. On Tuesday, September 10th, I'll randomly select a comment and get a copy of the book sent to you. It's that easy! Just make sure you include your email- no anonymous comments. 

Good Luck!

Food is Love, 


Jessica I said...

I would love to master the art of southern food. I would spend a year in Georgia. Southern food has been my influence since moving from Nebraska. There is a ton of food I have not mastered. Like grits. They are delicious, if made properly. I think this would require me to live in a backroads country farm and I am ok with it!


Jessica I in Arlington, TX

Anonymous said...

I would love to be able to spend a year in Italy... not only to trace my roots, and where I got this intense passion for cooking, but also to get my Chef out there with me, to experience true comfort food in all of its passionate, elegant, Italian glory :-)

Hilary Battes said...

Oh no, Anonymous, You need to leave your email so I can contact you if you win!