Edible French: Tasty Expressions and Cultural Bites by Clotilde Dusoulier

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  • Chocolate & Zucchini

    Language lovers will treasure Edible French, in which I’ve highlighted fifty of the most colorful French expressions, with beautiful watercolors to illustrate them.

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  • Leite's Culinaria

    The book’s got you covered with the history and meaning of 50 really quite common sayings, each accompanied by a charming watercolor illustration.

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  • ISBN 10 0399169849
  • ISBN 13 9780399169847
  • Published Oct 07 2014
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 128
  • Language English
  • Edition Bilingual
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Perigee Trade

Publishers Text

The idiosyncrasies of language can tell us a lot about a culture. In this delightful book, Clotilde Dusoulier, creator of the award-winning food blog Chocolate & Zucchini, delves into the history and meaning of fifty of the French language’s most popular food-related expressions.

Accompanied by beautiful watercolor illustrations by artist Mélina Josserand, Edible French explores whimsical turns of phrase such as:

Tomber dans les pommes (falling into the apples) = fainting
Se faire rouler dans la farine (being rolled in flour) = being fooled
Avoir un cœur d’artichaut (having the heart of an artichoke) = falling in love easily

A treat of a read for Francophiles and food lovers alike, Edible French is the tastiest way to explore French culture--one that will leave you in high spirits--or, as the French say, vous donnera la pêche (give you the peach).


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