My foodie aspirations aren't quite that high, but I connected with the story and the romantic idea of living in Paris, learning to cook and exploring the city while madly in love. My favorite quotes that I dog eared:
"Audrey Hepburn would never have ended up covered in fish guts."
"He gives us a lesson on quizzing stall managers. Vital questions to ask include: Where did it come from? What did it eat? What does the seller know about the people who raised it?... a good chef is not shy about asking such questions."
"... you cannot be a chef without knowing how things taste, even if you don't like them, because often what you are asked to prepare is out of your control."
Julia Child: "... you can never know everything about anything, especially something you love... besides... I started late.
At first glance it's a love story. After reading it, you realize it is a love story but not with just with a man, but with people, a place and with cooking.
I think you'll really like the book... and you can follow the author's blog here: Kathleen Flinn's blog.