Last week, I received a super cute little book by the post: Edible French, Tasty Expressions and Cultural Bites* by Clotilde Dusoulier. The book is due to be released this month and I have an extra copy for you to win!!!
So what is it all about?
First things first, the author is the one and only Clotilde Dusoulier: the food writer behind the award-winning blog Chocolate & Zucchini. She is one of the wonderful bloggers who inspired me to create Croque-Maman :-)
However in Edible French, Clotilde is not only sharing a couple of her delicious recipes, but she gives us as well another perspective on the French language through fifty of the most popular food-related idioms. Yes, indeed in France our love of food is so strong that it is literally embedded in the French language and that we use food-related idioms to describe things that have no relation whatsoever with food to start with!
My all-time favourite food-related idiom is “haut comme trois pommes” as it was something my mum used to say a lot. It stands for “three apples high” and its American equivalent seems to be “knee-high to a grasshopper” :-))) Anyway, you get it, it is generally used to describe children and it is a really sweet way to say that they are still small (and young).
To sum up, the concept is great and the watercolour illustrations, by Melina Josserand, are simply beautiful so if you want a chance to win a copy, please have a look below and enter the raffle! Fingers crossed :-)
You may as well want to check out the micro-site Clotide created about the book, Edible French.
The prize: A copy of Edible French, by Clotilde Dusoulier, RRP £10.46
How to enter: You can enter this competition in up to 6 different ways (!!!)
- By commenting on this blog post telling me what your favourite expression/idiom is and confirming your entry via the Gleam widget mentioning the name you commented with
- By following Croque-Maman/Chocolate & Zucchini on various social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and confirming these entries via the Gleam widget
Closing date midnight 26th October, 2014. Please read the terms and conditions below.
Terms and Conditions:
- This giveaway is open to all readers aged 18 or over with a postal address in the UK.
- No purchase necessary.
- The winner will be chosen via Gleam using an online randomiser and his/her name will be displayed on this post. The Gleam draw is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- The winner will be contacted by e-mail, if they do not reply within 10 days another winner may be chosen. When the winner confirms his/her acceptance of the price and communicates his/her UK address, Clotilde Dusoulier’s publishing team will send out the prize.
- Instructions form part of the terms and conditions
- No cheating please! Entries using any software or automated process to make bulk entries will be disqualified. I will check the winning entry to see that you have met the requirements.
- There are six different ways to enter as per the “How to enter” section above.
* I am a member of Amazon UK affiliate program. For more information about it, you can visit my Affiliate Disclaimer page. Please note that all opinions are my own, that I did not receive any compensation for this giveaway other than the book, that I asked for because I just thought it was too cute and I thought you would like it too :-)
coucou Hélène, moi je ne postule pas lol je te mets juste un petit commentaire pour te dire que ton blog est toujours aussi beau, même s’il est en anglais, je mets le lien dans le traducteur de google et zou je comprends mieux gros bisous à toi
merci :-))) c’est trop gentil
As smooth as a dolphin’s back.
I think I am going to learn a lot of new expressions :-) Thank you for entering the competition Alexandra!
as useful as a chocolate tea pot.
I love this one!!! So funny! I think I’d love a chocolate tea pot even if it is not really useful :-)))
I’d love to read these French food idioms!
I had great fun teaching my Italian housemate idioms and phrases many years ago. One of my favourites must be “several sandwiches short of a picnic”.
This is a great one, I love it, I need to remember it!
One of my favourites:
‘People who love to eat are always the best people’. -Julia Child
(P.S. Love your blog!)
Thank u :-)))
This book sounds amazing! I’m a fan of Clotilde’s (I have another of her cookbooks) and this one sounds really interesting :)
I love ‘Bob’s your uncle’ meaning everything is ok! No idea where it originated, and thinking about it, it makes little sense, but I do love it!
Looks like a fab little book – is it written in French? I really didn’t pay attention in French class, something I regret now as an adult!
It sounds like u had fun during your French class :-) Nothing to worry here as it is written in English.
The water colour illustrations are lovely – lucky winner.
What a super little book – love language and food idioms have got to appeal to me. It’s not quite a food idiom, but the only one that springs to mind at the moment is “a bit long in the tooth” – I think it’s because it applies to me!
Lol I had to look it up :-) Thank you for entering the competition. I keep learning everyday.
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I Love `never look a gifthorse in the mouth`. So, so true.
tomorrow is another day!
You are what you eat – its why i only eat the good stuff
I dream therefore I am.
…Like a fish needs a bicycle – I just see the picture in my mind – it’s an old fashioned bike and a large fish in a tweed suit and panama
My Grandparents always used to use the phrase “You’re not as green as you’re cabbage looking” which used to lead to a lot of puzzled looks from me at the time
I say Chop Chop to get the family into gear
Me too :-)))
The lift doesn’t go all the way to the top.
Put wood in the hole (but we pronounce it put wood in toil)
I like the phrase “let the cat out of the bag”
Lovely quotes would love top read this book!! xx
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.