Edible French: Tasty Expressions and Cultural Bites by Clotilde Dusoulier
2014 | ISBN: 0399169849 | English | 128 pages | EPUB | 6 MB
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 languages 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 dartichaut (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).