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A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France

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ISBN13: 9780811852135
ISBN10: 081185213x
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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 Provençal tradition — an entrancing tale that will whet the appetite and the spirit — perfect for foodies, Francophiles, or anyone who's dreamed of packing their bags and buying a ticket to the good life.

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"Georgeanne Brennan's captivating memoir reminds me of why I, too, was enchanted by Provence. She beautifully captures the details of living in a place where the culture of the table ties a community together — where everyone knows the butcher and the baker, and everyone depends on the farmers." Alice Waters, owner, Chez Panisse

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"Georgeanne Brennan's romance with Provence continues to deepen, and the result of her long residence there is an intimacy with local people, food, and folkways. I would love to pull up a chair to her table." Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun

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Thirty years ago, this award-winning author and her family set out to realize the dream of a peaceful, rural existence. This evocative and passionate memoir — filled with delicious recipes and local color — describes her life cooking and living in the South of France.

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Georgeanne Brennan is an award-winning author of cooking and gardening books. She lives in Northern California and Provence, where she runs a seasonal cooking school.

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karletta, March 18, 2007 (view all comments by karletta)
A wonderful book! Read my review here: http://www.culinarymuse.com

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811852135
Subtitle:
Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France
Author:
Brennan, Georgeanne
Author:
Brennan
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Regional & Ethnic - French
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Cookery, French -- Provenðcal style.
Subject:
Provence (France) Social life and customs.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070308
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.36x5.79x.89 in. .84 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Cooking and Food » Food Writing » Gastronomic Literature
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Product details 224 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811852135 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Georgeanne Brennan's captivating memoir reminds me of why I, too, was enchanted by Provence. She beautifully captures the details of living in a place where the culture of the table ties a community together — where everyone knows the butcher and the baker, and everyone depends on the farmers."
"Review" by , "Georgeanne Brennan's romance with Provence continues to deepen, and the result of her long residence there is an intimacy with local people, food, and folkways. I would love to pull up a chair to her table."
"Synopsis" by , Thirty years ago, this award-winning author and her family set out to realize the dream of a peaceful, rural existence. This evocative and passionate memoir — filled with delicious recipes and local color — describes her life cooking and living in the South of France.
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