EDIBLE FRENCH, my new book of food-related French idioms, is released today.
EDIBLE FRENCH explores fifty of the most evocative French expressions related to food with cultural notes, recipes, and whimsical watercolors by my talented friend Mélina Josserand.
It’s a project that has been brewing in my mind for years and years, and as a lover of both food and language, I am thrilled to be able to share it with you now.
I am also incredibly pleased with how the physical object turned out; the production team has done a wonderful job of it. It’s a book that feels very loveable, and the quality of the paper — thick, matte, with a bit of texture — really brings out the beauty of Melina’s watercolors, almost as if they were originals. I can tell that the people I show it to don’t really want to let go once they have it in their hands, and I hope you feel that way too.
I have set up a companion site for the book where you can view excerpts and listen to the expressions and example sentences featured in the book.
And if you plan to be in Paris in the coming weeks, I have two book events lined up on October 14 and November 29 (all details here).
EDIBLE FRENCH is now available in the US and Canada, in France, and in the UK.
See below for an animated sneak peek of the book, and details about the giveaway.
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