Let's Eat France!

1,250 specialty foods, 375 iconic recipes, 350 topics, 260 personalities, plus hundreds of maps, charts, tricks, tips, and anecdotes and everything else you want to know about the food of France
by François-Régis Gaudry

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Named a Best Food Book of the Year / Best Book to Gift by the New York Times Book Review, National Geographic, Houston Chronicle, The Guardian, Real Simple, and more

There’s never been a book about food like Let’s Eat France! A book that feels literally larger than life,...
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Published By Artisan

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 432

Publication Date 10/16/2018

ISBN 9781579658762

Dimensions 10 inches x 13.5 inches

“An encyclopedic (yet playful) celebration of French gastronomy.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Foodies will savor this stunning coffee-table book about all things French food—from recipes to guides to oysters and frites.”
​—Real Simple, Holiday Gift Guide

“Truly epic. That’s the only word to describe this book: more than 400 pages that crawl into every cranny of modern French cuisine. . . . Every topic you can think of is covered from onions to cheese to natural wine to Le Grand Couscous. And Gaudry does so with more personality and wit than one might expect from a project so vast.”
Houston Chronicle, The Best Cookbooks of the Year
“This six-pound compendium of everything French cuisine is a light-hearted collection of recipes (from mayonnaise to cassoulet); tips (best gastronomy museums, a guide to wild berries); a tour of the country via its breads, wines, and signature dishes; and anecdotes on star chefs from Julia Child to Daniel Boulud.”
—National Geographic, Inspiring Books to Gift Travelers

“Ginormous . . . exuberant.”
Newsday, The Best Cookbooks of the Year

“Fascinating . . . astonishing.”
—The Daily Mail(UK)

“If you love France you’ll be in heaven as it’s . . . an utterly joyous celebration of all things French.”
—The Telegraph (UK),Diana Henry’s 20 Best Cookbooks to Buy This Autumn

“Gaudry . . . surpasses expectations with this monster of a book (it weighs 6 pounds!). Any questions you could possibly have regarding the food of France are answered here. Sprinkled with a mix of recipes, fun facts, personality profiles and more, this book is perfect for any Francophile.”
“A master class in French gastronomy for the food-loving Francophile in your life.”

“[A] boisterously beautiful, ingeniously designed and illustrated book that answers every question you have about French cuisine and all the questions you didn’t know you needed answers to. . . . C’est merveilleux!”

—BookPage, Top Pick in Cooking

“From fun facts, anecdotes, ingredient highlights, and recipes to wine infographics and personality profiles, Let’s Eat France! is not just another celebration of French classics through time; it’s a fun and nostalgic reverence to l’art de vivre à la française, one deeply rooted in gastronomic tradition.”
—Daniel Boulud

“When the most influential French food writer pays tribute to his country’s cuisine, the result is an ambitious, entertaining, and funny book that makes you salivate.”
—Alain Passard

Let’s Eat France! is a literary pot-au-feu—a stew of ingredients and stories that perfectly captures French cuisine.”
—Dan Barber

“This new reference book of French food heritage is a must-have for your bookcase and your kitchen!”
—Anne-Sophie Pic