Mus­ings on the Food, Wine, and Cul­ture of the South of France

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Ge­orgeanne Bren­nan, Yel­low Pear Press (APRIL) Hard­cover $29.95 (256pp), 978-0-9991602-0-6

Tus­cany and Provence—does any­where else on earth de­serve equal stand­ing along­side those two glo­ri­ous places? Beau­ti­ful, of course, but also fer­tile, tem­per­ate, and richly cul­tured with long­stand­ing tra­di­tions in agri­cul­ture, cui­sine, wine mak­ing, ar­chi­tec­ture, and art.

Truth be told, when you take into ac­count Provence’s sea­side Côte d’azur, nav­i­ga­ble Rhône River, enig­matic moun­tains, Greek and Ro­man his­tory, and an­cient trade-route po­si­tion­ing (both land and sea), its al­lures and in­trigues far ex­ceed Tus­cany.

Win­dows on Provence: Mus­ings on the Food, Wine, and Cul­ture of the South of France places us in the ca­pa­ble hands of Ge­orgeanne Bren­nan—james Beard award win­ner, cook­book au­thor, culi­nary jour­nal­ist, and Provence home­owner. Along­side high-quality pho­to­graphs, Bren­nan’s es­says ex­plore leg­endary cities like Nice, Ar­les, Mar­seille, and Aix-en-provence, as well as an­cient ru­ins, mar­kets, winer­ies, laven­der fields, and restau­rants. Also, look for clas­sic fish soup, chicken, and lamb recipes, as well as Ar­ti­choke and Fava Bean Barigoule. Bren­nan’s goal is to help the Provençal trav­eler get their fill: food, wine, cul­ture, what have you.

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