The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France

Author(s): John Baxter

Travel Writing

IACP Cookbook Award Winner (Culinary Travel)

John Baxter's The Perfect Meal is part grand tour of France, part history of French cuisine, taking readers on a journey to discover and savor some of the world's great cultural achievements before they disappear completely.

Some of the most revered and complex elements of French cuisine are in danger of disappearing as old ways of agriculture, butchering, and cooking fade and are forgotten. In this charming culinary travel memoir, John Baxter follows up his bestselling The Most Beautiful Walk in the World by taking his readers on the hunt for some of the most delicious and bizarre endangered foods of France.

The Perfect Meal: In Search of the Lost Tastes of France is the perfect read for foodies and Francophiles, cooks and gastronomists, and fans of food culture.


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"Reading [John Baxter] is the next best thing to a Paris vacation."--Boston Globe

John Baxter is an acclaimed memoirist, film critic, and biographer. Co-director of the Paris Writers Workshop and former BBC commentator, Baxter is the author of the memoirs The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, Immoveable Feast: A Paris Christmas, and We'll Always Have Paris. A native of Australia, he lives with his wife and daughter in Paris, in the same building Sylvia Beach called home.

General Fields

  • : 9780062088062
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : 0.279
  • : February 2013
  • : 181mm X 127mm X 24mm
  • : United States
  • : November 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Baxter
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 641.5944
  • : 400
  • : Illustrations