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  • Author: Ryoko Sekiguchi
  • Publisher: JBE BOOKS
  • Language: French
  • Release date: 01/2021
  • Number of pages: 188
  • Dimensions: 15cm x 21.5cm
  • Weight: 790 g  
  • Format: softcover
  • ISBN: 9782365680394


Sentir is a journey that touches all our senses, and Ryoko Sekiguchi's first adventure into liquid territory: Champagne wine.

It all begins with her meeting Hervé Deschamps, the seventh cellar master of the Perrier-Jouët House since 1811, who reveals to her his passions, his demands for perception and his dreams, which allow him year after year to assemble wines like a chef matches ingredients for a dish.
Chef Pierre Gagnaire's keen and sensitive eye joins the conversation, bringing forth tastes and sensations from the living and the present. The book is punctuated by the precious complicity of the botanist, Marc Jeanson, who associates our sensations with plants and tells us about them.

Sentir is a journey, a crossing of our gustatory mental landscape, from the garden to the plate through the vineyard.

Available in french or english version.

The author:

Ryoko Sekiguchi is a Japanese poet and translator. She has been writing poetry since she was a child and at the age of 18 she received the Cahiers de la poésie contemporaine award. Since 1997 she has lived in Paris where she studied art history at the Sorbonne. She also holds a PhD in comparative literature and cultural studies from the University of Tokyo. She is considered one of the new voices of contemporary Japanese poetry for her work on structure and form. Her poems have been translated into English, Korean, Swedish and Arabic. Ryoko Sekiguchi has been invited to give readings at many renowned venues such as the Centre Pompidou, the Maison des Écrivains, the New York Library and the University of San Francisco. Ryoko Sekiguchi now teaches at INALCO, the National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations. She has been writing in French since 2003. Daughter of a cook, she shares her passion for cooking as much as for cookbooks and literature.

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