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Book Title: The Whole Fromage: Adventures in the Delectable World of French Cheese|
Date of issue: June 25th 2013
ISBN 13: 9780307452078
The author of the book: Kathe Lison
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 980 KB
Edition: Broadway Books
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The French, sans doute, love their fromages. And there’s much to love: hundreds of gloriously pungent varieties—crumbly, creamy, buttery, even shot through with bottle-green mold. So many varieties, in fact, that the aspiring gourmand may wonder: How does one make sense of it all?
In The Whole Fromage, Kathe Lison sets out to learn what makes French cheese so remarkable—why France is the “Cheese Mother Ship,” in the words of one American expert. Her journey takes her to cheese caves tucked within the craggy volcanic rock of Auvergne, to a centuries-old monastery in the French Alps, and to the farmlands that keep cheesemaking traditions alive. She meets the dairy scientists, shepherds, and affineurs who make up the world of modern French cheese, and whose lifestyles and philosophies are as varied and flavorful as the delicacies they produce. Most delicious of all, she meets the cheeses themselves—from spruce-wrapped Mont d’Or, so gooey it’s best eaten with a spoon; to luminous Beaufort, redolent of Alpine grasses and wildflowers, a single round of which can weigh as much as a Saint Bernard; to Camembert, invented in Normandy but beloved and imitated across the world.
With writing as piquant and rich as a well-aged Roquefort, as charming as a tender springtime chèvre, and yet as unsentimental as a stinky Maroilles, The Whole Fromage is a tasty exploration of one of the great culinary treasures of France.
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Read information about the authorKathe Lison is the author of The Whole Fromage: Adventures in the Delectable World of French Cheese. A native of Wisconsin, "America's Dairyland," she has a long-reaching history with cheese. Her maternal grandfather kept and milked a herd of Holsteins on a 60-acre farm north of Green Bay, and her great, great-grandfather owned a diary. Beyond her Cheesehead lineage, she holds an M.A. in literature and an M.F.A. in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. She is an award winning essayist whose work has appeared in numerous literary journals, received mention in Best American Essays and won An Emerging Artist Grant from the Utah Arts Council. A devoted wanderer, in addition to the time she has spent in France, she has lived or traveled extensively in locales such as China, Morocco and Vietnam.
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