Join us

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Newsletter

Pascale Pujol

Little Culinary Triumphs

Pascale Pujol

Little Culinary Triumphs

2019, pp. 240, e-Book
ISBN: 9781787701670
Translated by: Alison Anderson
Region: France
Paper Paper Paper
£ 10.99
Where to buy Where to buy Where to buy

The book

A banquet of a novel, to be savoured chapter by chapter.

In a dazzling translation from the French by the translator of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, this heartwarming, droll tale set in the colorful Parisian quarter of Montmartre is a delight for foodies and Francophiles alike.

Made famous by artists, writers, and bon vivants of every ilk, Montmartre has been home to bohemian celebrities through the ages. Synonymous with transgression and innovation, it is today a bustling multiethnic neighborhood where cultures, cuisines, the past and the future of Europe cohabitate and collide. Here in this vibrant community, in Pujol’s charming English-language debut, a cast of endearing characters fall into increasingly comic situations as they seek to follow their often-outrageous dreams.

Sandrine works at the city employment office. She has a volcanic personality and an imagination to match it. She is also a world-class cook who is waiting for the right occasion to realize her dream of opening a restaurant of her own. Sandrine manages to enlist some of the neighborhood eccentrics into helping her realize her dreams. Plans for her very own restaurant proceed smoothly until Sandrine discovers a shady newspaper operation next-door that leads her to a sinister magnate manipulating the Parisian news outlets.

If you loved Europa classics like Clash of Civilizations over an Elevator in Piazza Vittorio, A Novel Bookstore, or Cooking with Fernet Branca, you’ll love Little Culinary Triumphs.

The author

Pascale Pujol
Pascale Pujol grew up in Perpignan and now lives in Paris. Little Culinary Triumphs is her first novel.

Reviews

Books by region

  • Jean-Claude Izzo

    Total Chaos

    2019, pp. 256, £ 8.99
    In Jean-Claude Izzo’s “Mediterranean noir” mysteries, the city of Marseilles is explosive, breathtakingly beautiful, and deadly.
  • Sylvain Tesson

    Berezina

    2019, pp. 224, £ 12.99
    Moscow to Paris in a sidecar: an epic, crazy 2,500 mile road trip following Napoleon’s retreat
  • Philippe Lançon

    Disturbance

    2019, pp. 448, £ 14.99
    A moving and intimate account of survival, resilience, and reconstruction.
  • Mahir Guven

    Older Brother

    2019, pp. 256, £ 12.99
    Two brothers, stuck between the rock of radicalisation and the gig economy's hard place.
  • Laurent Gaudé

    Our Europe

    2019, pp. 192, £ 10.99
    A history of Europe like you’ve never read before.
  • Négar Djavadi

    Disoriental

    2019, pp. 340, £ 8.99
    The story of a young girl and her family, at the core of an exploration of Iranian history

More suggestions

  • Mahir Guven

    Older Brother

    2019, pp. 256, £ 12.99
    Two brothers, stuck between the rock of radicalisation and the gig economy's hard place.
  • Saleem Haddad

    Guapa

    2019, pp. 368, £ 8.99
    A novel of the Arab Spring
  • Négar Djavadi

    Disoriental

    2019, pp. 340, £ 8.99
    The story of a young girl and her family, at the core of an exploration of Iranian history
  • Deborah Eisenberg

    Your Duck Is My Duck

    2019, pp. 224, £ 12.99
    By turns dark and hilarious, at times solemn and mysterious, Your Duck Is My Duck cements Deborah Eisenberg’s reputation as one of America’s...
  • Christelle Dabos

    The Missing of Clairdelune.
    The Mirror Visitor Book 2

    2019, pp. 540, £ 15.99
    In book two of the bestselling Mirror Visitor Quartet, “the plots multiply, the world of the Arks gains depth, details abound, and the story envelops...
  • Donatella Di Pietrantonio

    A Girl Returned

    2019, pp. 176, £ 12.99
    “I was the Arminuta, the girl returned. I spoke another language, I no longer knew who I belonged to. The word ‘mama’ stuck in my throat...