Paris in July 2022: Day 10: La moutarde de Bourgogne

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Paris in July 2022
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Day 10
La moutarde de Bourgogne

One of my advanced French students (he got a very good result at DALF C) asks for diversified homework. So every week:

  • he reviews and does the exercises on a page of Grammaire progressive du français (Niveau perfectionnement)
  • he watches a French video and takes notes to present it to me orally during the class
  • and he reads a newspaper article where he has to fill in words or endings of words that I have hidden – to enhance his understanding, vocabulary, and grammar.

For the video, we have been using Visites privées (hosted by Stéphane Bern), that focus on French culture, history, gastronomy, etc. The last one I gave him to work on is a fascinating documentary of the origin and current life of la moutarde de Bourgogne – that’s the real deal. Forget la moutarde de Dijon, a brand that can be made anywhere in the world.

Personally I am from Dijon, Burgundy, and still do put mustard on about anything and everything.

DO YOU LIKE MUSTARD?
WHAT DO YOU PUT IT ON?

Spotlight and giveaway: The Winemaker Detective – I love France #173

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Jean-Pierre ALAUX and Noël BALEN

on Tour

November 23-December 23

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The Winemaker Detective:
An Omnibus

(mystery)

Release date: December 5, 2015
at Le French Book

309 pages

ISBN: 9781939474568

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SYNOPSIS

The ideal gift for mystery and wine lovers — An immersion in French countryside, gourmet attitude, and light-hearted mystery.

Two amateur sleuths gumshoe around French wine country, where money, deceit, jealousy, inheritance and greed are all the ingredients needed for crime. Master winemaker Benjamin Cooker and his sidekick Virgile Lanssien solve mysteries in vineyards with a dose of Epicurean enjoyment of fine food and beverage. Each story is a homage to wine and winemakers, as well as a mystery.

In Treachery in Bordeaux, barrels at the prestigious grand cru Moniales Haut-Brion wine estate in Bordeaux have been contaminated. Is it negligence or sabotage?

In Grand Cru Heist, Benjamin Cooker’s world gets turned upside down one night in Paris. He retreats to the region around Tours to recover. He and his assistant Virgile turn PI to solve two murders and a very particular heist.

In Nightmare in Burgundy, a dream wine tasting trip to Burgundy turns into a troubling nightmare when Cooker and his assistant stumble upon a mystery revolving around messages from another era.

This made-for-TV series is “difficult to forget and oddly addictive” (ForeWord Reviews).

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

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Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen,
wine lover and music lover respectively,
came up with the idea for the Winemaker Detective series
while sharing a meal,
with a bottle of Château Gaudou 1996,
a red wine from Cahors
with smooth tannins and a balanced nose.

ABOUT THE TRANSLATORS

Anne Trager loves France so much she has lived there for 27 years and just can’t seem to leave. What keeps her there is a uniquely French mix of pleasure seeking and creativity. Well, that and the wine. In 2011, she woke up one morning and said, “I just can’t stand it anymore. There are way too many good books being written in France not reaching a broader audience.” That’s when she founded Le French Book to translate some of those books into English. The company’s motto is “If we love it, we translate it,” and Anne loves crime fiction, mysteries and detective novels.
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Sally Pane studied French at State University of New York Oswego and the Sorbonne before receiving her Masters Degree in French Literature from the University of Colorado where she wrote Camus and the Americas: A Thematic Analysis of Three Works Based on His Journaux de Voyage. Her career includes more than twenty years of translating and teaching French and Italian at Berlitz and at University of Colorado Boulder. She has worked in scientific, legal and literary translation; her literary translations include Operatic Arias; Singers Edition, and Reality and the Untheorizable by Clément Rosset, along with a number of titles in the Winemaker Detective series. She also served as the interpreter for the government cabinet of Rwanda and translated for Dian Fossey’s Digit Fund. In addition to her passion for French, she has studied Italian at Colorado University, in Rome and in Siena. She lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband.

 

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Bout of Books 10: Day 7 challenge

Bout of BooksThe Bout of Books read-a-thon
is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal.
It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 12th
and runs through Sunday, May 18th
in whatever time zone you are in.
Bout of Books is low-pressure,
and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week.
There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize,
but all of these are completely optional.
For all Bout of Books 10 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
– From the Bout of Books team

Day 7 of Bout of Books!

Today, the challenge is:

Retitle Your Current Read, hosted by Oh Magic Hour

My current read is:

From Here to Paris

click on the cover to know more about it and see if my retitle works:

Barge Into Life!

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And don’t forget to enter my giveaway!
Here is what’s for grab:

MYSTERY

The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

  1. The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, by Alexander McCall Smith – paperback, used, like new condition, with a small blue dot pasted at the bottom of the spine

HISTORICAL FICTION

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Gracianna Meadowlark

  1. Equal of the Sun, by Anita Amirrezvani – hardcover, brand new condition
  2. The Third Son, by Julie Wu – paperback, ARC, brand new condition
  3. Gracianna, by Trini Amador – hardcover, brand new condition, signed by the author to my name
  4. Meadowlark, by Dawn Wink – paperback, brand new condition, signed by the author to my name

NONFICTION

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  1. The Day My Brain Exploded, by Ashok Rajamani – paperback, brand new condition

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Challenges/Giveaways

Monday 5/12
If you like X, try Y — The Book Barbies

Tuesday 5/13
Bookish Battle Royal — My Life in Books
Books You’re Looking Forward To — River City Reading

Wednesday 5/14
Book Pairings — My Overstuffed Shelves

Thursday 5/15
Spell It Out Challenge — kimberlyfaye reads

Friday 5/16
Cover Scavenger Hunt — Book Monsters
Rainbow Book Challenge — Neon Yeti Reads

Saturday 5/17
Show an Author Some Love — Doing Dewey

Sunday 5/18
Retitle Your Current Read — Oh Magic Hour

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