Oh, dear readers... do I have a sumptuous treat for you! I've just had the pleasure of reading Kathe Lison's book "The Whole Fromage" - and what a delectable treat it is. If you are unable to travel through France this fall on a culinary adventure, I ask you to read this book. It will delight your senses and awaken within you a desire to be more passionate about food, about life and about the world. I cannot say enough great things about this beautifully written book.
Is it a book about cheese? Yes. It most certainly is a book about cheese. French cheese. From the sublime to the far out, this is a book the indulges in the pursuit of the perfect fromage. But it is a book about so much more than that. It's about the pursuit of pleasure, of observing the subtleties within a culture and an individual. It's written so vividly that you might believe you too are standing in a cavernous barn in the south of France sampling a rare variety.
You needn't love Roquefort to appreciate the adventure within these pages. It is instead a spectacular read for anyone who delights in the idea of exploring their passions and exploring the rarified world of French cheese. You'll find yourself entranced by the visits to small farms, tiny villages and insights into the art of this particular culinary delicacy. It will awaken your interest in the art form that is the creation and the craft behind artisan foods, whether widely known or obscure. It's a book ripe for anyone with a passion for food and for knowledge and the pursuit of the best. And isn't that shared by all of us?
So now that I've gushed about it, I am prepared to offer you a copy of your own. Tell me, dear friends, what are you passionate about? Is it Greek mythology? Pre-renaissance history? Labradoodles? Gardening? Sculpture? Lomo photography? What is it that ignites the fire within you? Please tell me. Tell me in detail, generous, unabashed detail. Gush all you want.
Winner will be receive a fresh copy of this delicious book. To qualify, please submit your comment by September 14th at midnight CST on this blog post or the corresponding Facebook post. One lucky commenter will be drawn at random from qualified entries. Now... start offering up your inner passions!*** NOTE: Ann McDonald has won the random drawing! Thank you to all who entered! The Whole Fromage is available here for purchase. It's a lovely book that you're sure to enjoy! ***