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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0385720203
ISBN-13: 9780385720205
Sku: 31041908
Publish Date: 4/12/2005
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  240
Age Range:  NA
 
Awarded three stars by Michelin, Taillevent is one of the finest restaurants in the world. Todhunter spent several months working in its kitchen in preparation for the divine experience of eating a five-hour meal in the nineteenth-century dining room. From the "amuse-bouche "(a warm cheese puff to "amuse the mouth") to the crowning glory of the "fantasie," he perfectly captures the sensual pleasure of the meticulously served dinner. Along the way he expertly discusses everything from the state of French haute cuisine and the complexity of running a renowned restaurant to the chemistry of chocolate and the history of salt. A Meal Observed" "is a rare treat, a paean to the French and French cuisine that is as enchanting and richly satisfying as the meal it describes.
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Awarded three stars by Michelin, Taillevent is one of the finest restaurants in the world. Todhunter spent several months working in its kitchen in preparation for the divine experience of eating a five-hour meal in the nineteenth-century dining room. From the amuse-bouche (a warm cheese puff to “amuse the mouth”) to the crowning glory of the fantasie, he perfectly captures the sensual pleasure of the meticulously served dinner. Along the way he expertly discusses everything from the state of French haute cuisine and the complexity of running a renowned restaurant to the chemistry of chocolate and the history of salt. A Meal Observed is a rare treat, a paean to the French and French cuisine that is as enchanting and richly satisfying as the meal it describes.
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In A MEAL OBSERVED, Andrew Todhunter, a California writer and "foodie," dissects a meal at the three-star Taillevent restaurant in Paris, considered by many to be the best restaurant in the world. Todhunter starts with appetizers and ends with cheese, and writes in detail about each course, covering everything from the history of salt to the best wine to drink with lobster. He also interviews the chefs at Taillevent, talks about his own stint in the kitchen there, and delves into his lifelong relationship with good food.

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Kirkus Reviews
"A highly companionable evening....Has the same flair and expert pacing as the meal." 01/01/2004

Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.)
"A MEAL OBSERVED is well-written, clever and full of a great many details of what goes on behind the scenes at a three-star French restaurant. For foodies who are interested in the names, personalities and mechanics of such a restaurant, this book is, as the title promises, well-observed." - Laura Fraser 03/07/2004

New Yorker
"The shtick of uncouth Americans cowed by French sophistication is a familiar one, but Todhunter plays it superlatively...." 09/06/2004

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0240
Product attributePublisher:   Anchor Books
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