Cooking for Claudine: How I Cooked My Way into the Heart of a Formidable French Family

Author(s): John Baxter


For John Baxter - acclaimed film critic and food lover - that moment came when he fell in love with a French woman and impulsively moved to Paris to marry her. As a test of his love, his sceptical in-laws charged him with cooking the next Christmas banquet. His year-long quest takes readers to the farthest corners of France in search of the country's finest recipes and ingredients. Cooking for Claudine is a warm-hearted tale of good food and true love - Parisian-style. How can you resist?


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"Such a likeable, readable book, packed with humour and quirky knowledge" - The Independent "John Baxter is so erudite while being so funny. He's much more than a tourist - he's got it all." Diane Johnson, bestselling author of Le Divorce "Uproarious... Baxter's wry humour and fast-paced writing make for a highly entertaining read... a heart-warming tale of love, family and good food." France Magazine

John Baxter is an Australian-born writer, journalist and film-maker. Baxter has lived in Britain and the United States as well as his native Sydney, but has made his home in Paris since 1989, where he is married to the film-maker Marie-Dominique Montel. They have one daughter, Louise.

General Fields

  • : 9781907595127
  • : Short Books Ltd
  • : Short Books Ltd
  • : October 2011
  • : 181mm X 130mm X 24mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2011
  • : books

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