On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town



Susan Herrmann Loomis Is The Author Of Five Previous Books, Including Farmhouse Cookbook And The Great American Seafood Cookbook A Regular Contributor To Publications Such As The New York Times And Gourmet, She Lives With Her Husband And Their Two Children In Louviers, France, Where She Owns And Operates On Rue Tatin, A Cooking School From The Hardcover Edition.On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town

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  • On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town
  • Susan Herrmann Loomis
  • 09 April 2017

10 thoughts on “On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town

  1. says:

    The American expatriate writers who flooded into Gertude Stein s little Abstract Expressionist bedecked parlour in the Fifties left France sadly, eventually, with the acrid taste of Sartrean pessimism in their parched throats.Not so Susan Loomis in Normandy She had a Wonderful Time She loved the quirky French and the old world charm of their quaint ancient villages Without their philosophy Cause, for her, their impeccably alluring French cuisine was TO DIE FOR So she stayed A long time Till FOREVER.The antique table of the personally restored old convent she and her family came to call home started to GROAN with the heavenly aromatic and succulently tasting French dishes she now called her own.Her family always left that table utterly Replete.In France to lose weight Maybe in a luxury health spa on the Riviera, but not here Not in this forgotten little town on whose narrow cobbl...

  2. says:

    I went through a phase where all I read were books about ex pats I guess I spent alot of the Bush years fantasizing about living in other countriesbut I digress This is a fun read in that vein.

  3. says:

    I really want to move Would never, ever work but this book totally made me dream.

  4. says:

    I don t know if this author was trying to paint a picture of her life as perfect, or if she s just looking back on her life with rose colored glasses I didn t really feel like I got to know any of the characters most everyone seemed pleasant enough The few people with whom she had conflicts were quickly won over in a very Anne of Green Gables kind of way She mentioned being broke a couple of times, yet somehow managed to move abroad, buy a 15 room house, send her son to private school, and buy ridiculously expensive things There was a whole chapter on her and her husband ...

  5. says:

    How is it possible to paint a dreamy yet realistic vision of life in France Loomis drew me in from the start and while I m not going to pack my bags for Paris quite yet, she did have me considering the possibiliti...

  6. says:

    Okay, I will take credit for PART of the reason I am coming over all meh about this book The part that s my fault is this After reading the author s gushing comment about seeing her breathtakingly handsome husband for the first time, I put the book down and Googled the husband What I came up with was a photo of the husband, and no, I didn t think he was attractive, but that s beside the point What I found out was that after this book was written, they got divorced Which made me loath to dive back into a pile of mushy adjectives as she painted the picture of perfect wedded bliss, capering through French country villages and cooking and eating meals delicious than any meal the reader will ever have experienced.The next thing that made me say meh is nobody s fault See, I worked at a vineyard one summer An idyllic, perfect vineyard Run by a married couple who the author and her husband remind me SO very much of The guy is a conceited jerk The wife puts up with it And they both write cookbooks and have a website specifically dedicated to presenting an image of themselves to the world that is so peaceful, organic, wholesome, and privileged that a no real person could hope to achieve the lifestyle they SEEM to have, and b most smart people realize that it s a complete facade They are c...

  7. says:

    On Rue Tatin by Susan Herrmann Loomis is another French ex pat type memoir that combined cooking and recipes Win win for me Most times I travel through the written word, through books instead of airline terminals.so many reasons.Much of what I enjoy is the detailed descriptions of the sites and history, paired with the local food From afar I have fallen in love with France, as did Susan Herrmann Loomis I visited France about 100 years ago when I was a young pup of 21 Culture shock aside, I loved the food, anticipated exploring the cultural differences and it was all an adventure I had stepped through a looking glass of sorts as this was my first European experience Loomis fell in love with France too Our similarities She went to France when she was 20, she was interested in cooking and very interested in the culture and food But I was an old hippie enjoying what life brought, not seriously looking beyond the next chocolate croissant to be scored in the morning But Susan Susan acquired an apprenticeship at La Varenne de Cuisine in Paris One girl coasting, anothe...

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    It won t be that much of a surprise to any frequent visitors to my blog to find out that I was instantly attracted to a book that is set in France and features lots of food related stories This isn t the first time that combination catches my attention, and I expect it won t be the last time either.This book is a foodie memoir by Susan Loomis who has lived in France for many years now and who has written numerous cookbooks as well as running a cooking school in the small town of Louviers in Normandy among other things.She first headed to France as a young woman, serving a foodie apprenticeship before heading back to America and starting a family Years later she gets commissioned to write a French farmhouse style cookbook Her husband is an artist and so has no real restriction against him working in ...

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    If you re a regular on my blog you know I m drawn to anything France vaguely foodie related On Rue Tatin may not be for everyone, some may even find the everyday minutia tedious but for someone dreaming of living in France it s a vicariously fascinating read Seriously by the last page I was wondering who I d have to kill bribe to make my dream a reality After doing a chef s apprenticeship in France, Susan returns to America but later moves to France with husband and son in tow to live the dream, while writing a book to celebrate French farmhouse cooking Not just food related chatter, recipe testing yes there are yummy doable recipes included and I can t wait to try the famous Tarte Tatin but all the details on their purchase and renovation of a dilapidated old convent in Louviers, Normandy, her son starting school, interactions with neighbours, friends and townsfolk, the cultural differences, ...

  10. says:

    This started out really good but bogged down toward the end it seemed she was trying a bit too hard to find things to write about by the last few chapters But most of the book is very entertaining I found her chapters about the discovery of the old convent, the process of purchasing it, and the restoration quite wonderful And I very much enjoyed her descriptions of village life and learning to get along with the quirky, ...

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