I love reading books about people who relocate abroad. It feds my desire to do the same and that is why I loved reading this book so much. Besides the boring chapter on purchasing a stove, I enjoyed every bit of this book.
Susan Herman Loomis is a journalist and food expert who relocates to France with her husband and son from the United States. They purchase a 15th century former convent in Louviers, France. The house sits in the shadows of The Gothic Church of Notre-Dame de Louviers.
This book centers around food, the adventures of restoring a 15th century home and the trials of immersing into French culture. Susan and her husband welcome a daughter Fiona shortly after moving to France. Like all travel essays written by people who love food I came away with an even more appreciation for eating well and using only the best ingredients.
I would love to experience one of Susan’s classes in France which are held in her 15th century home.
Stone wine cellar underneath Susan’s home. Wow!
Susan Herman Loomis.