Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table, Book One (Champagne, Alsace, Lorraine, and Paris regions)
by Carole Bumpus
Pub Date 27 Aug 2019
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This book is a compilation of stories about making ends meet; about people being grateful for all they had, even when they had almost nothing; about the sharing of family jokes and laughter; and about family trials and triumphs. This book is about people savoring the life they have been given.
A Note From the Publisher
“These are stories of history and change, of cherishing traditions partly because of the sense that they may not continue forever, making them even more precious and Bumpus’s recording of them even more vital.…” —Jeannette Ferrary, author of MFK Fisher and Me: A Memoir of Food and Friendship
“A tour de force of impeccable writing skills woven into the culinary world of French cooking and family relationships...” —Geri Spieler, author of Taking Aim At The President: The Remarkable Story Of the Woman Who Shot At Gerald Ford
“...The author's voice is warm and insightful and by the time you finish her cultural memoir, you feel you've not only visited the French countryside with her but have also made new friends. Bumpus's sumptuous tale…is fueled by her exuberant love of good food and wine.” —Marianne Canedo Bohr, author of Gap Year Girl: A Baby Boomer Adventure Across 21 Countries
“Reminiscent of the jaunty journeys of Julie Child, Carole Bumpus and her merry band of fellow diners (and wine lovers) invites readers to lavish and humble tables, to meals shared by friends and families, offering a reminder to dine rather than simply to eat. Just about when we find ourselves jealous of her food journey, Bumpus soothes us by offering the recipes for the meals they enjoy so that we can taste the joy of it too. This book is a dining tour through France, sans the jet lag and the TSA search. Delightful.” —Betsy Graziani Fasbinder, author of Filling Her Shoes: A Memoir of an Inherited Family
Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table, Book One is the first half of Carole’s culinary adventure in France. Her second book, Searching for Family and Traditions at the French Table, Book Two will be the completion of this adventure, beginning in Paris, and heading north into Pas-de-Calais, Normandy, Brittany, Loire and completing the tour in the Auvergne. The third book moves into Italy and is called, Searching for Family and Traditions at the Italian Table, Book One. Books Two and Three are forthcoming from She Writes Press.