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Dinner & A Book - Gourmet Rhapsody

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Episode #1004 - Gourmet Rhapsody

Join me and my guest, Mike Keen as we follow the last 48 hours in the life of reviled French food critic, Paul Arthens, while preparing some French dishes for your approval.

In Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery, French food critic Pierre Arthens declares with utmost confidence "I am the greatest food critic in the world." Unfortunately that no longer does him any good. His doctor tells him he has 48 hours to live. OK, says he, but he has one final ambition--to recall the one taste that really matters. Thus the search for this forgotten food and chapters of very critical memories of the man by his family, colleagues and even his cat.

So let's meet my guest Mike Keen as discuss Gourmet Rhapsody and prepare creme brule, assorted hors d'oeuvres, chicken with calvados and assorted cheeses, and maybe, even a surprise.

Original Airdate: January 29, 2011