Encore Provence

Encore Provence

New Adventures in the South of France

Book - 1999
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Random House, Inc.
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.

Baker & Taylor
The author continues his celebration of Provence in a new collection of culinary delights, profiles of colorful Gallic characters, and personal observations

Book News
Having served 15 years as a writer and executive in the advertising industry in New York, Mayle here sends back his seventh account of life in the south of France where he has found refuge. Among his latest adventures are a meal in a converted gas station and a rendezvous with the very best bouillabaisse. Index? Ha! If you are in that much hurry you would not appreciate it anyway. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The author of A Year in Provence continues his joyous celebration of Provence in a new collection of culinary delights, profiles of colorful Gallic characters, and personal observations, from his discovery of the best bouillabaisse in Marseilles to a tour of an unusual school for noses. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, c1999.
ISBN: 9780679441243
Branch Call Number: 914.492 MAY
Characteristics: 226 p. ; 22 cm.


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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.

Jul 04, 2016

Great account of life in France


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