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  • Published: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9780143206156
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $35.00

French Toast: Eating and Laughing Your Way Around France


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Eating and laughing your way around France

French Toast is a totally pleasurable insight into the sensual delights of France through the eyes and taste buds of Peta Mathias, television personality and food writer. The former owner of a restaurant in Paris, Peta knows how to get the most out of every minute she spends there. Savour crusty breads and fruity wines, endless varieties of olives and mushrooms, and experience the open-armed hospitality of Peta's friends and hosts. Staying in apartments, chateaux, old churches and even the odd garden shed, Peta explains how to choose the best produce available – and how to banter with local stallholders. Share her evenings spent in village squares, feasting and laughing the night away.
Essential reading for anyone planning a trip to France, French Toast is crammed full of information about travel, regional food specialities and culture. Written with Peta's trademark verve and love of life, this is as close to being in France as you can get.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2010
  • ISBN: 9780143206156
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Author

Peta Mathias

Peta Mathias MNZM is a respected and prolific New Zealand chef, author and broadcaster, who conducts gastronomic tours to such exotic places as France, Morocco, Spain, Vietnam, Italy and India. She lives in the South of France in the French summer, teaching cooking classes in her Uzès home and lives in Auckland in the New Zealand summer, writing and avoiding winter. For twelve years Peta presented the award winning prime time travel/food television shows Taste New Zealand, Taste Takes Off and A Taste of Home. Her many books are about food, travel, life, men, women, love and explaining how egg whites can transform your life. In 2012 Peta was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit by the New Zealand Government in recognition for her work as an author and TV presenter. www.petamathias.com

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