Cooking for Claudine is the charming and improbable tale of how a man who was raised on white bread and didnt speak a word of French unexpectedly ended up with the sacred duty of preparing Christmas dinner for a venerable Parisian family... For John Baxter acclaimed film critic and food lover that moment came when he fell in love with a French woman and impulsively moved to Paris to marry her. As a test of his love, his sceptical in-laws charged him with cooking the next Christmas banquet. His year-long quest takes readers to the farthest corners of France in search of the countrys finest recipes and ingredients. Cooking for Claudine is a warm-hearted tale of good food and true love Parisian-style. How can you resist?