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.

Life Stories A Guide To Reading Interests In Memoirs Autobiographies And Diaries

Author: Maureen O'Connor
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691466
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Life Stories A Guide To Reading Interests In Memoirs Autobiographies And Diaries from the Author: Maureen O'Connor. Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. • A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title • Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources • Detailed indexes provide further points of access

A Taste For Provence

Author: Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022632284X
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A Taste For Provence from the Author: Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz. Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz explains how Provencewhich a mid-twentieth-century tour guide called mostly dry, scrubby, rocky, arid land became a land of desire associated with a slower, richer way of life. Horowitz reveals the social forces and individuals who created the idea of Provence both in France and, critically, in the United States. Horowitz demystifies Provence and the perpetuation of its image today, even as she revels in its atmospheric, cultural, and culinary allures. Answering her key question-- What did Americans know about Provence and when did they know it? --takes us back to Thomas Jefferson s travels there and through to the mid-20th-century construction of it as a light-filled, relaxing idyll."

Going Places

Author: Robert Burgin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849727
Size: 61.93 MB
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Going Places from the Author: Robert Burgin. Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Paris To Provence

Author: Ethel Brennan
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449431461
Size: 70.39 MB
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Paris To Provence from the Author: Ethel Brennan. “This beautiful mémoire will beguile everyone who loves France and should be essential reading for anyone going there for the first time. Ethel and Sara have captured a beloved place through the rosy, whimsical, wacky, tender, and honest lens of childhood. Forget three-star dining and luxury travel; this is the France that I love and remember with pleasure. The recipes are simple and soul satisfying—from café fare and home cooking to street food and a village feast. I was enchanted with the evocative photos and charmed by every memory.” —Alice Medrich, author of Sinfully Easy Delicious Desserts “To read Paris to Provence is to take a beautiful and wonderfully nostalgic journey to the France of my childhood, the France of sweet dreams. If you’ve ever had your soul captured by the magic that exists in the lighter side of la France profonde, and if you have a sensitivity toward joyful moments created around food, family, and friends, then Paris to Provence is for you. It’s a lovely book filled with classic and simple yet delicious French recipes. Somebody needs to open a restaurant here in the United States that uses this book to inspire its menu. I’d eat there at least once a week!” —William Widmaier, author of A Feast at the Beach Ethel and Sara beguile you with recipes and stories from their summer childhoods as they traveled with their respective families from Paris to Provence. In markets, cafés, truck stops, bakeries, bistros, and French family homes, the girls experienced their first taste of France, re-created here through recipes, stories, and photographs. Inspired by her memories of truck stop lunches sitting next to tables of grizzled truckers, Ethel gives us Steak au Poivre à la Sauce aux Morilles (pepper steak with morels). Sara’s whimsical game of using her asparagus as soldiers’ spears to guard her food from her sister is the source of her recipe for Les Soldats (soft-boiled eggs and fresh asparagus spears). Lingering over late-night dinners with grown-ups and listening in on their stories of the resistance and wild boar hunts inspired Ethel’s recipe for Fraises au Vin Rouge (strawberries in red wine syrup). Rosemary and its powerful scent, first discovered by Sara while hiking with her family in the Luberon Mountains in the south of France, infuses her recipe for Cotes d’Agneau Grillées au Romarin (grilled lamb chops with rosemary). From Îles Flottantes (poached meringues in crème anglaise) to Escargots (snails in garlic butter), and from Merguez (spicy grilled lamb sausage patties) to Ratatouille (summer vegetable stew), each recipe reflects Sara and Ethel’s childhood experiences in Paris and Provence. Sixty thoughtful, simple, and traditionally French dishes complemented by over one hundred luscious photographs will send you to your kitchen, and maybe even to France.


Author: Barrie Kerper
Publisher: Fodor's
Size: 55.55 MB
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Provence from the Author: Barrie Kerper. Brings together previously published essays and articles by such writers as Peter Mayle, Patricia Wells, and Judith Thurman with detailed tips and advice on the region's history, culture, food, drink, accommodations, and natural wonders. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Love In Provence

Author: Yvone Lenard
ISBN: 9780871272409
Size: 66.31 MB
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Love In Provence from the Author: Yvone Lenard. Love is different in Provence, as Yvone Lenard discovers when she chaperones 50 red-blooded American college students for a year in Aix-en-Provence. As Resident Director Lenard has her hands full, but her sense of humor prevails and she forms affectionate relationships with the students and a love affair with Provence. The ten stories in this collection are set in some of the region's most romantic locales. Each story has a menu for a dinner with simple recipes to recreate the sensual flavors of Provence.

Provence 1970

Author: Luke Barr
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 0770433316
Size: 78.60 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.

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.