Author Ronnie Hess will show you how to find the heart of French culture through its sumptuous cuisine, decipher the menu, know the market foods & embark on a tasting adventure.

Thursday March 31st, 7:00 pm
Madison Public Library-Sequoya Branch
4340 Tokay Boulevard, Madison, WI 53711

Designed for food aficionados and travelers who want to get to the heart of a culture through its cuisine, this richly detailed and well-researched culinary travel guidebook explains how to find the most delicious, authentic, and adventurous eating experiences in France. Author Ronnie Hess shares the secrets she’s uncovered—from restaurant dining to home cooking to fresh market produce and street-vendor fare.

Like other guides in the award-winning Eat Smart series, Eat Smart in France intertwines history, geography, language, and diet. It provides a rich, historical perspective on the origins and varieties of French food and extensive background on regional dishes. Included are two glossaries of terms in French and English:

Menu Guide demystifies food selection, allowing visitors to order with confidence in restaurants

Foods & Flavors Guide provides a comprehensive list of foods, spices, cooking styles, and more to make shopping in the colorful outdoor markets easy and fun.

A delicious bonus is a chapter of authentic recipes from food professionals in restaurants and cooking schools, as well as from home cooks, which can be savored as a preview or reminiscence of a visit to France. Also included are chapters of useful phrases and travel and shopping tips.With the Eat Smart guides you can travel the world one sumptuous bite at a time!

Ronnie Hess is an award-winning journalist who has had a long and passionate interest in food, especially French food. She has lived and worked in France as a reporter for CBS News and as an English teacher; her food and travel writing has appeared in national and regional publications. She studied cooking with Liane Kuony at the Postilion Restaurant and School of Culinary Arts in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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