Encore Provence

Encore Provence

New Adventures in the South of France

Large Print - 1999 | Large print ed.
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After trying to live in other places, Peter Mayle is back in Provence. He celebrates his homecoming by sharing with us a new feast of adventures, discoveries, hilarities, and culinary treats. 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, a celebration of Alowine (Halloween) Provence-style, and the genetic effects of two thousand years of foie gras. There is a memorable tour of Marseilles, a comprehensive lesson on olive oil, a search for the perfect corkscrew, and invaluable recommendations for splendid local cheeses, wines, 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 : Knopf, 1999.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780375706837
Characteristics: 272 p.


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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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