The Magic Of Provence

Author: Yvone Lenard
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307487873
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The Magic Of Provence from the Author: Yvone Lenard. When Yvone Lenard returned to her native France and purchased a house in a hilltop village of Provence, an enchanted world of food, wines, and unusual adventures–including chicken rustling, flirtatious advances from neighbors, and a séance–opened up before her. This is her account of the spell cast on her by Provence, from her first morning’s visit by a charming prince bearing a jug of the village’s vin rose to the growth of her friendship with a duchess in the local chateau. Lenard shares tales of travels to St. Tropez and visits from American friends who find unexpected romance and magic in Provence. Told with verve, wit, and Lenard’s deep understanding of the French language and culture, this memoir includes tales of others who have been drawn to the region, including Vincent van Gogh, Brigitte Bardot, and Princess Caroline of Monaco. Ways to re-create the magic of the region’s sensuous way of life include recipes for food and drinks, as well as tips for entertaining in the Provençal style. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Pig In Provence

Author: Georgeanna Brennan
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452119228
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A Pig In Provence from the Author: Georgeanna Brennan. From the publisher of Under the Tuscan Sun comes another extraordinary memoir of a woman embarking on a new life—this time in the South of France. Thirty years ago, James Beard Award-winning author Georgeanne Brennan set out to realize the dream of a peaceful, rural existence en Provence. She and her husband, with their young daughter in tow, bought a small farmhouse with a little land, and a few goats and pigs and so began a life-affirming journey. Filled with delicious recipes and local color, this evocative and passionate memoir describes her life cooking and living in the Provenal tradition.

Two Towns In Provence

Author: M.F.K. Fisher
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307806480
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Two Towns In Provence from the Author: M.F.K. Fisher. This volume brings together two delightful books—Map of Another Town and A Considerable Town—by one of our most beloved food and travel writers. In her inimitable style, here M.F.K. Fisher tells the stories—and reveals the secrets—of two quintessential French cities. Map of Another Town, Fisher’s memoir of the French provincial capital of Aix-en-Provence is, as the author tells us, “my picture, my map, of a place and therefore of myself,” and a vibrant and perceptive profile of the kinship between a person and a place. Then, in A Considerable Town, she scans the centuries to reveal the ancient sources that clarify the Marseille of today and the indestructible nature of its people, and in so doing weaves a delightful journey filtered through the senses of a profound writer.

Paris To Provence

Author: Ethel Brennan
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449427510
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Paris To Provence from the Author: Ethel Brennan. Interweaves traditional recipes with the authors' memories and stories of spending separate childhood summers in France.

A Year In Provence

Author: Peter Mayle
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307755490
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A Year In Provence from the Author: Peter Mayle. National Bestseller In this witty and warm-hearted account, Peter Mayle tells what it is like to realize a long-cherished dream and actually move into a 200-year-old stone farmhouse in the remote country of the Lubéron with his wife and two large dogs. He endures January's frosty mistral as it comes howling down the Rhône Valley, discovers the secrets of goat racing through the middle of town, and delights in the glorious regional cuisine. A Year in Provence transports us into all the earthy pleasures of Provençal life and lets us live vicariously at a tempo governed by seasons, not by days. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Provence 1970

Author: Luke Barr
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0770433316
Size: 31.69 MB
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Provence 1970 from the Author: Luke Barr. Provence, 1970 is about a singular historic moment. In the winter of that year, more or less coincidentally, the iconic culinary figures James Beard, M.F.K. Fisher, Julia Child, Richard Olney, Simone Beck, and Judith Jones found themselves together in the South of France. They cooked and ate, talked and argued, about the future of food in America, the meaning of taste, and the limits of snobbery. Without quite realizing it, they were shaping today’s tastes and culture, the way we eat now. The conversations among this group were chronicled by M.F.K. Fisher in journals and letters—some of which were later discovered by Luke Barr, her great-nephew. In Provence, 1970, he captures this seminal season, set against a stunning backdrop in cinematic scope—complete with gossip, drama, and contemporary relevance.

Toujours Provence

Author: Peter Mayle
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307791890
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Toujours Provence from the Author: Peter Mayle. NATIONAL BESTSELLER Taking up where his beloved A Year in Provence leaves off, Peter Mayle offers us another funny, beautifully (and deliciously) evocative book about life in Provence. With tales only one who lives there could know—of finding gold coins while digging in the garden, of indulging in sumptuous feasts at truck stops—and with characters introduced with great affection and wit—the gendarme fallen from grace, the summer visitors ever trying the patience of even the most genial Provençaux, the straightforward dog "Boy"—Toujours Provence is a heart-warming portrait of a place where, if you can't quite "get away from it all," you can surely have a very good time trying. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Little Paris Bookshop

Author: Nina George
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349140367
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The Little Paris Bookshop from the Author: Nina George. The international bestseller, translated from the German by Simon Pare. On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a 'literary apothecary', for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers. The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself. He has nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter that he has never dared read. His memories and his love have been gathering dust - until now. The arrival of an enigmatic new neighbour in his eccentric apartment building on Rue Montagnard inspires Jean to unlock his heart, unmoor the floating bookshop and set off for Provence, in search of the past and his beloved.

The Rough Guide To Provence The C Te D Azur

Author: Greg Ward
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1405387610
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The Rough Guide To Provence The C Te D Azur from the Author: Greg Ward. The Rough Guide to Provence & The Côte d'Azur is the ideal travel guide to this magical region of southern France. It provides full practical details, with up-to-the-minute listings of hotels, restaurants, bars and clubs, for fascinating towns such as Roman Arles, medieval Avignon, and laidback Aix; the vibrant cosmopolitan port of Marseilles; dynamic modern metropolises like Nice and Cannes; and glamorous Riviera sunspots like St Tropez and Antibes. You'll find full coverage of the region's stunning landscapes, ranging from classic Provence scenes of lavender, vines and olive groves, along with dozens of sleepy villages where visitors can relish the timeless pleasures and fine cuisine of rural France. Rely on insider advice for visiting the regions ravishing beaches, beautiful islands, and countless galleries and expert background on everything from Provençial cuisine to the Impresssionist painters. Explore very corner of this charming region with superb photographs, handy language tips and clear maps. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Provence & The Côte d'Azur