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Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery
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May 26, 2010

really liked it
Read in May, 2010

Breezy, funny, and of course delicious: the French literary tradition isn't dead! The descriptions of sorbet, crusty and fluffy French bread, and salmon sashimi alone make this book worth reading. Barbery is an intelligent author in a world of babbling talking heads and illiterate blog posts: you owe it to yourself to delve into the philosophical.

"Hedgehog" seems to really inhabit the minds of its characters more, which would be the only weak criticism I could bring.

Also of note: this book is so much like the Pixar movie "Ratatouille," it's downright uncanny. Both should be required materials in any university course on "The Anthropology of French Cuisine."
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Muriel Barbery
“The real ordeal is not leaving those you love but learning to live without those who don't love you.”
Muriel Barbery, Gourmet Rhapsody


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