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Living France - - Editor’s Letter - Stephanie Shel­drake, As­sis­tant Editor

One of the rea­sons that I, and I’m sure so many of us, love France so much is its won­der­fully var­ied re­gional cui­sine. I was re­minded of the na­tion’s ap­pre­ci­a­tion of good-qual­ity lo­cally sourced pro­duce when read­ing French chef Gabriel Gaté’s new book A Cook’s Tour of France. We share five of his mouth­wa­ter­ing recipes on page 52. Pro­duc­ing food in a sus­tain­able and eth­i­cal way was es­pe­cially im­por­tant for ex­pat cou­ple Louisa and Stu­art Hallewell, who moved from Eng­land to Midi-Pyrénées where they run an or­ganic farm. Find out how they made it a suc­cess on page 40. Con­tin­u­ing the theme of food and drink, we bring you the first in a three-part se­ries of Alex Quick’s book How to be French. His witty take on the eti­quette of French food and drink (see page 46) will help you get un­der the skin of this na­tional ob­ses­sion. If, like me, the short­en­ing days and cool­ing tem­per­a­tures are mak­ing you dream of the sunny south, trans­port your­self to a life in Var on page 20. This beau­ti­ful part of Provence seems to have it all, from the swanky re­sort of Saint-Tropez to sleepy me­dieval vil­lages, not to men­tion its glit­ter­ing sun­drenched coast­line. I hope you en­joy this is­sue. If you’d like to let us know what you think, join us on Twit­ter (@Liv­ingFrance) and Face­book (www.face­book. com/liv­ingfrancemagazine), or write to us at the ad­dress over­leaf. Have a won­der­ful Oc­to­ber,

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