Immoveable feast : a Paris Christmas / John Baxter
- Bib ID:
- Baxter, John, 1939-
- 1st ed.
- New York : Harper Perennial, c2008
- xii, 270 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
- 0061562335 (paperback)
- 9780061562334 (paperback)
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. 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.--From publisher description.
- Also Titled:
- Paris Christmas
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