Meet Eileen and Marty. They just bought a money pit in rural France; they speak just enough French to get into trouble, and I want to be like them when I grow up.
Beginning French’s authenticity will take you from mere tourist to true local with its sound guidance. I feel like I could tackle my own hypermarché after this reading (I might want to consult with Marty first). The breezy, light-hearted tone never takes itself too seriously yet still inspires deep envy from anyone that ever yearns to live abroad. Filled with charm and enough mouth-watering recipes that make this die hard microwave maven yearn to learn a confit from a farci. Beginning French is the next best thing to being in France and if this is the closest I get to a vacation this year I’ll take it.
About the Authors
Les Américains is the nom de plume of Eileen McKenna and Marty Neumeier, an American couple who divide their time between California and France. Eileen is the kind of person who can predict an entire plot from the first line of a novel, or the first scene in a movie. Marty is a design consultant who has written six bestselling books on innovation, creativity, and branding. Their daughter Sara, who appears in Beginning French and contributes the recipes, is a New York food stylist who began her career at Martha Stewart Living. The trois Amèricains meet every summer in France—to cook, write, and share photos and travel tips with their followers. Go to beginningfrench.com to read more stories, print out recipes, or set up a book club visit over Skype.
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