BELLA … A FRENCH LIFE — THE COOKBOOK HAS BEEN PUBLISHED …

Once it was said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Living in Paris in a high-rise apartment and therefore looking down on and into numerous apartments I know that it is not unusual for the man in the household to do the cooking here in France.  Therefore, the way to […]

The cover

The cover

Once it was said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Living in Paris in a high-rise apartment and therefore looking down on and into numerous apartments I know that it is not unusual for the man in the household to do the cooking here in France.  Therefore, the way to a woman’s heart may also be through her stomach.

In my novel ‘Bella … A French Life’, Bella and her two lovers – flamboyant Frenchman Jean-Louis and cultured and reserved Englishman Colin – do much eating. (And alas some other things too!!)

'Bella ... A French Life'  about love, sex, and adultery ... and food, glorious food as only the French can make it.

‘Bella … A French Life’ about love, sex, and adultery … and food, glorious food as only the French can make it.

Therefore, my publisher, Dave Lyons of Raven Crest Books, having become hungry when reading the manuscript, and so many of my readers having told me that the eating in the novel had made them hungry, and as I explain in my previous post here on my website, suggested that I write up the recipes of the dishes eaten in the novel in order to publish a cookbook.

The ebook of the cookbook – Bella … A French Life – The Cookbook has now been published, and you can buy it on amazon here or here  or here.

If you download in the USA the little book will cost you $1.34.

Or, £0.99 if you download in the UK.

Or, €0.99 if you download  in France.

That won’t send you to the poorhouse, will it? And just think, be you male or female, it may just, may just, be the magic path to your loved one’s heart.

Indeed, he has not popped the ‘will you marry me’ question, then cook him some snails.

 

snails 1

Or, she has asked for ‘time to think it over’,  when you did pop the question, then cook her some rabbit with three mustard sauces.

Rabbit

Rabbit

 

Three different mustards to make your rabbit all the nicer

Three different mustards to make your rabbit all the nicer

 

The rabbit, dead and on your work table in your kitchen may not look like Johnny Depp, but who knows after a couple of glasses of the fizzy stuff (Krug what else?) it might just.

Or the snails, all slimy and what-not, may not remind him of those few fantastic moments the two of you had out in the forest under the trees the previous Sunday afternoon, but you never know because memory does play tricks on us.

Salvador Dali's snail -- but alas not for eating - as can be seen in Paris' Dali Museum

Salvador Dali’s snail — but alas not for eating – as can be seen in Paris’ Dali Museum

 

Just to add, if you have not yet read my novel Bella … A French Life this is how someone described it to me this morning in an email: Your novel is a tearjerker, and the end – well it made me cry – and then there is also a fair number of steamy love scenes.

Remember, if your budget does not stretch to Krug, then a bottle of vino won’t let you down.

wine

This is where Bella and the two guys in her life, love – and eat. The beautiful Mount Saint Michael in France’s Normandy ,and of course Paris.

Saint Michael's Mount - Mont Saint Michel

Saint Michael’s Mount – Mont Saint Michel

 

Eiffel Tower ...what else?

Eiffel Tower

 Enjoy the food!

 

Marilyn Z. Tomlins

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