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Windows on Provence : Musings on the Food, Wine, and Culture of the South of France - (Hardcover)
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With each photograph and chapter, the reader is transported to the beaches of Nice under a white umbrella, to the twisting streets of Aix-en-Provence, to the 2,000-year-old ruins of Cimiez, and beyond.
Georgeanne Brennan evocatively renders an insider’s knowledge of Provence’s villages and their ancient customs and traditions. Through rich essays, each examining a unique facet of Provençal culture, she shares her view of the southern region of the country. Brennan’s engaging text, together with alluring photographs, takes the reader on an unforgettable tour, from the sun-drenched Côte d’Azur to the craggy mountains of Haute Provence; to lavender, poppy and wheat fields; through markets full of richly-hued fabrics, antiques and seasonal specialties; to harbors filled with fishermen selling the morning’s catch; over hills covered in vines; and into centuries-old buildings and castle ruins, all brought to life through the author’s eyes.
Included in the bounty are four distinct Provençal recipes as well as indispensable driving tips to help drivers find their way without stress.
Windows on Provence is a book for travelers, for dreamers, for Francophiles, for lovers of Provençal craft and cuisine, and for anyone who wants to be a part of something beautiful and special.
Georgeanne Brennan is the author of the popular food memoir, A Pig in Provence as well as the culinary classic, Potager. She is also the author of My Culinary Journey:Food and Fetes of Provence. She lives in both France and Northern California.