On Rue Tatin

On Rue Tatin by Susan Herrmann Loomis I just finished reading On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town by American cookbook writer Susan Herrmann Loomis. On Rue Tatin explores Ms. Loomis' life living in the Norman town of Louviers as she and her husband fix up their old house and accustom themselves to a life in another culture. It shares several stories with Adam Gopnik's Paris to the Moon, especially in regards to having children in France. It was delicious reading, filled with tales of food and French markets, and each chapter ends with several recipes. Even thinking about it again makes my stomach grumble. Her writing isn't as strong as Gopnick's but the tasty recipes easily make up for it. For those interested in France, food, or both, this is a refreshing, fun, summer read.