Reviews of my favorite books written by expatriates, journalists, and diplomats on what it's really like to live abroad

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Book Review: 'Spotted Dick, S'il Vous Plait' by Tom Higgins

The author photo in the back reveals the Frenchest-Chefiest-possible-looking man. But, Tom Higgins is British and had no chef or restaurant experience prior to opening his own cafe in Lyon in 1986. Luckily, he was ready to work all hours of the day and night, had some great recipes, and the natives, surprising themselves considerably, liked British food enough to return again and again.

This enjoyable memoir is the perfect book to give anyone who dreams of opening their own restaurant in a foreign land. It's humorous, honest, and sweet.

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