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Acquired Tastes

Author: Peter Mayle  

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Internationally bestselling author of A Year in Provence, Mayle comes out with a new bestseller about the true pleasure of fine living.
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Summary

Internationally bestselling author of A Year in Provence, Mayle comes out with a new bestseller about the true pleasure of fine living.

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Description

In Acquired Tastes, Peter Mayle, the erudite sojourner and New York Times bestselling author of A Year in Provence, sets off once more, traveling the world in search of the very best life has to offer. Whether telling us where to buy the world's best caviar or how to order a pair of thirteen-hundred-dollar custom-made shoes, advising us on the high cost of keeping a mistress in style or the pros and cons of households servants, he covers everything the well-heeled--and those vicariously so inclined--need to know to enjoy the good life. From gastronomy to matrimony, from the sartorial to the baronial, Acquired Tastes is Peter Mayle's most delicious book yet--an irreverently spiced smorgasbord of rich dishes you're sure to enjoy.

Praise for Acquired Tastes

"Mr. Mayle is a writer who never fails to entertain. If he were told to go forth and write about doorknobs, he would return with a witty, perceptive essay."--The New York Times Book Review

"One of the finest modern writers on matters that deal with taste."--Craig Claiborne

"Much, much fun--and best read with a magnum of Dom Perignon and a four-pound tin of Beluga caviar."--Kirkus Reviews

"Witty and stylish . . . These hilarious essays are vintage Mayle."--James Villas, author of The French Country Kitchen

"This delightful celebration of the little (and not-so-little) extravagances that make life worth living scintillates with wit, brio and trenchant observations"--Publishers Weekly

"Intriguing."--Chicago Sun-Times

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Critic Reviews

“"Mr. Mayle is a writer who never fails to entertain. If he were told to go forth and write about doorknobs, he would return with a witty, perceptive essay." -- The New York Times Book Review "One of the finest modern writers on matters that deal with taste." --Craig Claiborne "Much, much fun--and best read with a magnum of Dom Prignon and a four-pound tin of Beluga caviar." -- Kirkus Reviews "Witty and stylish . . . These hilarious essays are vintage Mayle." --James Villas, author of The French Country Kitchen "This delightful celebration of the little (and not-so-little) extravagances that make life worth living scintillates with wit, brio and trenchant observations" -- Publishers Weekly "Intriguing." -- Chicago Sun-Times”

"Mr. Mayle is a writer who never fails to entertain. If he were told to go forth and write about doorknobs, he would return with a witty, perceptive essay."--The New York Times Book Review "One of the finest modern writers on matters that deal with taste."--Craig Claiborne

"Much, much fun--and best read with a magnum of Dom Perignon and a four-pound tin of Beluga caviar."--Kirkus Reviews

"Witty and stylish . . . These hilarious essays are vintage Mayle."--James Villas, author of The French Country Kitchen

"This delightful celebration of the little (and not-so-little) extravagances that make life worth living scintillates with wit, brio and trenchant observations"--Publishers Weekly

"Intriguing."--Chicago Sun-Times

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About the Author

Peter Mayle is the author of A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence, as well as the novels Hotel Pastis, A Dog's Life, and Anything Considered. His books have been translated into twenty-two languages. He divides his time between the south of France and Long Island.

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In Acquired Tastes, Peter Mayle, the erudite sojourner and New York Times bestselling author of A Year in Provence and Toujours Provence, sets off once more, traveling the world in search of the very best life has to offer. Whether telling us where to buy the world's best caviar or how to order a pair of thirteen-hundred-dollar custom-made shoes, advising us on the high cost of keeping a mistress in style or the pros and cons of household servants, he covers everything the well-heeled-and those vicariously so inclined-need to know to enjoy the good life. From gastronomy to matrimony, from the sartorial to the baronial, Acquired Tastes is Peter Mayle's most delicious book yet-an irreverently spiced smorgasbord of rich dishes you're sure to enjoy.

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Product Details

Publisher
Bantam | Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
Published
30th April 1993
Pages
256
ISBN
9780553371833
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