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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 now builds on the culinary travel experience with her gastronomic tours in the south of France, Morocco, Spain and India. Having started her culinary love in Paris with her restaurant 'Rose Blues', she returned to New Zealand to teach, cook and write. Fete Accomplie, a book about her life in Paris with recipes, was the first of many subsequent award-winning gastronomic travel books written about North Africa, France, New Zealand, Ireland and Vietnam. Her book Can We Help it if We're Fabulous was an instant bestseller and has also been published in the UK, USA, Canada and Germany. It was followed by a number of other books about women, men and transformation.

Peta Mathias is a respected and prolific chef, author, broadcaster and television presenter. She also finds time each year to run very popular culinary adventures to Morocco, the South of France and Rajasthan, intended for travellers who love to cook.

Peta has written a number of books about food and travel and presented a prime time television food and travel show, 'Taste New Zealand', for twelve years. As well as food and travel books, Peta has also written two bestsellers about relationships, Can we help it if we're Fabulous? and Just in Time to be Too Late. Her latest humour book, Beat till Stiff, is a companion to these two titles.

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