By Georgeanne Brennan
From the writer of Under the Tuscan Sun comes one other striking memoir of a lady embarking on a brand new lifethis time within the South of France. Thirty years in the past, James Beard Award-winning writer Georgeanne Brennan got down to detect the dream of a relaxed, rural lifestyles en Provence. She and her husband, with their younger daughter in tow, acquired a small farmhouse with a bit land, and some goats and pigsand so started a life-affirming trip. choked with scrumptious recipes and native colour, this evocative and passionate memoir describes her lifestyles cooking and residing within the Provenal traditionan entrancing story that may whet the urge for food and the spiritperfect for foodies, Francophiles, or an individual who's dreamed of packing their luggage and purchasing a price ticket to the great lifestyles.
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A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France by Georgeanne Brennan