Friday, July 30, 2010

The Gourmet - Muriel Barbery

At the moment I am reading The Gourmet by Muriel Barbery. I read her other book, The Elegance of the Hedgehog, in English and loved it. I am now reading the Gourmet in French- it is also a great read, especially for foodies!

"France's greatest food critic is dying, after a lifetime in single-minded pursuit of sensual delights. But as Pierre Arthens lies on his death bed, he is tormented by an inability to recall the most delicious food to ever pass his lips, which he ate long before becoming a critic. Desperate to taste it one more time, he looks back over the years to see if he can pin down the elusive dish. Revealing far more than his love of great food, the narration by this larger-than-life individual alternates with the voices of those closest to him and their own experiences of the man. Muriel Barbery's gifts as an evocative storyteller are put to mouth-watering use in this voluptuous and poignant meditation on food and its deeper significance in our lives. A delectable treat to savour." Amazon


  1. Hi Sarah,
    Hope you and Ben have great time in France.
    Thanks for reading my blog,hope it helps
    you I.D any birds you see.
    Your fig and apple tartine looks yummy!!!!
    All the best
    Love David

  2. Hello Sarah!!I would be very happy if you could lend me this book when you will be back!Cheers!Enjoy your holiday and don't forget to post some recipes from Sud-Ouest;-). Cheers, Anne