Brigette Reviews French Kids Eat Everything

French Kids Eat Everything by Karen Le Billon

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Describe it in 25 words or less. What one family learns about eating during their year in France.

Any particular reason for choosing this book? I was a horribly picky eater as a child and am still not very adventurous in my eating habits and, unfortunately, Gable is a very picky eater too. Also, Morgan has a real love of all things French, so I end up reading lots of books about France in order to share this passion with her.

Genre: Self-help cookbook

What was your favorite part of the book and why? The second half of the book when there seems to be more hope for my the author’s situation.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while? It grabbed me immediately as I have done the whole international move thing and could commiserate with the author. Plus it was very entertaining as well as chock full of useful information.

Did you learn anything? The book was full of helpful suggestions and advice that I will definitely benefit from. But the thing that really made an impression was the fact that it takes an average of 7 times trying a food before you may be willing to eat it. I think most people give up long before that.

Favorite quote: “A good wine smells and even tastes like its terroir, the landscape where it was born. And people are the same: where we come from is always part of who we are.”

Song/Soundtrack recommendations. The author does recommend some music from her Slow/Happy Mix she uses at dinnertime. I’ve added enough music on Spotify, Grooveshark and Rdio to get you through any French-length meal!

Who would you recommend it to? Anyone who has a picky eater in their life or is really interested in French food culture.

Number of unknown words: 1

Recipe:  Cherry Clafoutis

Is cooking an act of love for you or is it yet another exercise in racing through life on automatic pilot?

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