Yes, that title says ‘eating’ not ‘cooking’ which puts a whole different spin on this book. Mastering the Art of French Eating is an homage to the French and their love of the meal. Written by Ann Mah, who writes about her experience living in Paris and traveling around the country, after her diplomat husband is called away from their new post in Paris for a yearlong assignment in Iraq. The experience of the meal, the ritual, the love of the ingredients–all are beautifully captured. Each chapter ends with a recipe best known from the region. Part cookbook, part memoir of her time in France. Just a delightful read.