French cuisine: Humanity’s Patrimony
I’m trying to get organized to start sharing once or twice a month some updates on the next book and the delicious research involved, but in the meantime, I just had to share this: the French meal named by UNESCO as a patrimony of humanity. One of humanity’s world treasures. I love it!
Of course, this means I’ve been on the receiving end of comments today such as:
Sébastien, when I first shared the news, an embarrassed, self-deprecating: “Well, it is true that the French cuisine is the best in the world…but, I don’t know if we need to show off that way.”
Sébastien, later, over the baguette I picked up at a grocery store (I know, I know, but I’m too busy to drive an hour to get the only good baguettes we can around here). Snickering: “Well, we can tell whose cuisine won’t ever be named a global patrimony…”
Sébastien, sighing, reflecting on his patrimony: “You know, I really miss France.”
Me, I definitely miss its CHOCOLATE. More on that research to share just as soon as I can get this next proposal together and finish up at a conference!
THANK YOU to everyone who has continued to check in via email from time to time to see what’s going on and when there might be a new book. Summer 2012 is when. More later!