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Let's Eat France! François-Régis Gaudry in Conversation with Tim Carman

  • Embassy of France - La Maison Francaise 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)


at La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC


Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot.

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Join us for a discussion between French food critic François-Régis Gaudryand Washington Post food reporter Tim Carman. Together they will celebrate French cuisine and the release of Gaudry’s latest book Let’s Eat France!a mouthwatering account of 1,250 specialty foods, 375 iconic recipes, 350 topics, 260 personalities, plus hundreds of maps, charts, tricks, tips, and anecdotes and everything else you want to know about the food of France.

Throughout the pages of this unprecedented encyclopedia, you’ll come across French food icons like Colette, Hugo and Bocuse; meet endive, the belle of the north; discover the croissant timeline; understand the art of tartare; find a chart of wine bottle sizes from the tiny split to the enormous Nebuchadnezzar; learn the classic recipes of pâté en croûteratatouilleand crème brûlée and follow the family tree of French sauces.

From fun facts, anecdotes, ingredient highlights, and recipes to wine infographics and personality profiles, Let’s Eat France! is not just another celebration of French classics through time; it’s a fun and nostalgic reverence to l’art de vivre à la française, one deeply rooted in gastronomic tradition.”
—Daniel Boulud

“When the most influential French food writer pays tribute to his country’s cuisine, the result is an ambitious, entertaining, and funny book that makes you salivate.”
—Alain Passard

Let’s Eat France! is a literary pot-au-feu—a stew of ingredients and stories that perfectly captures French cuisine.”
—Dan Barber

“This new reference book of French food heritage is a must-have for your bookcase and your kitchen!”
—Anne-Sophie Pic

François-Régis Gaudry is a French food critic and the host of On va deguster on French public radio channel France Inter. He is also a food journalist at L’Express and the host of Très très bon on French television channel Paris PremièreLet’s Eat France is one of his numerous culinary books.

Tim Carman is a food reporter at The Washington Post, where he has worked since 2010. Before joining the Post, he served for five years as food editor and columnist at Washington City Paper. His work has appeared in five volumes of the "Best Food Writing" collections.

English and French copies of Let’s Eat France! will be available for sale during the event and François-Régis Gaudry will be doing a book signing after the discussion.

In English. Free and open to the public with RSVP. Advanced registration required.

This event will be in English. A wine reception will be offered to all the attendees, in partnership with Le Café Descartes

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