By Margot Mifflin
June 22, 2001 at 04:00 AM EDT

French Lessons: Adventures With Knife, Fork, and Corkscrew

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”It’s not only what the French eat that sets them apart from so many other nationalities,” says Peter Mayle (Encore Provence), ”but how they eat it.” In this essay collection, the world’s best-known British Francophile chronicles a smorgasbord of food-related French festivals, from ”the greatest chicken show on earth” to a church service devoted to truffles to a costume marathon through the vineyards of Bordeaux during which runners stop to sample entrecote, cheese, and 15,000 different kinds of oysters. Although Mayle writes with the hearty enthusiasm of a gourmand, his impressionistic style makes his latest vicarious banquet little more than lite literary fare.

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