A New Zealander's hilarious culinary romance with France, interspersed with recipes.
A New Zealand nurse opening a restaurant in Paris? Surely that would be sheer fantasy? But luck and blind determination led Peta Mathias to fulfil her long-held ambition - rising from dishwasher to French chef - and a life filled with sensuous gastronomic experiences. The wonderful recipes Peta cooked during her extraordinary time in France are intermingled here with her lively account of the exotic French lifestyle and the colourful characters she encountered.
Funny, frank and fabulous, this is a delicious memoir of a charmed time in the life of the ever-popular Peta Mathias.