Encore Provence

Encore Provence

New Adventures in the South of France

Book - 1999
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After trying--what folly!--to live in other places, Peter Mayle is back in his beloved Provence. He celebrates his homecoming by sharing with us a whole new feast of adventures, discoveries, hilarities, and culinary treats, liberally seasoned with a joyous mix of Gallic characters. The pauses for refreshment include an unforgettable meal in a converted gas station, a rendezvous with the very best bouillabaisse, and visits to eventful weekly markets. But there is life after lunch, and we also discover a school for noses in Haute Provence, a gardener who grows black tomatoes, the secret of the oversexed butcher, a celebration of Alowine (Halloween) Provence-style, and the genetic effects of two thousand years of fois gras. There is a memorable tour of Marseille, a comprehensive lesson on olive oil, a search for the perfect cork-screw, and invaluable recommendations for splendid local cheeses, wines, honey, bread, country restaurants, and off-the-beaten-track places to stay. Never has Peter Mayle written with more unabashed pleasure about his heaven on earth.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c1999
ISBN: 9780679441243
0679441247
Branch Call Number: 944.9 MAY 1999
Characteristics: 226 p

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Mariuccia516
Aug 12, 2016

Loved all three books...this one gets into more detail re food specifics, French language, and more. I really enjoyed all three of them.

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janwishart
Jul 04, 2016

Great account of life in France

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