French cuisine: Humanity’s Patrimony

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!

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