Encore Provence: new adventures in the south of France
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.
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|Grouping Title||encore provence new adventures in the south of france|
|Grouping Author||mayle peter|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-14 23:40:16PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-15 00:30:04AM|
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|detailed_location_catalog||Green Hills - Adult Non-Fiction, Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|
In his most delightful foray into the wonders of Provençal life, Peter Mayle returns to France and puts behind him cholesterol worries, shopping by phone, California wines, and other concerns that plagued him after too much time away.
In Encore Provence, Mayle gives us a glimpse into the secrets of the truffle trade, a parfumerie lesson on the delicacies of scent, an exploration of the genetic effects of 2,000 years of foie gras, and a small-town murder mystery that reads like the best fiction. Here, too, are Mayle's latest tips on where to find the best honey, cheese, or chambre d'hìte the region has to offer. Lyric, insightful, sparkling with detail, Encore Provence brings us a land where the smell of thyme in the fields or the glory of a leisurely lunch is no less than inspiring.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000113726|Book|Books||English|Knopf,|1999.|226 p. ; 22 cm., overdrive:5b766804-a7a4-435d-803a-48a7685e9f2a|eBook|eBook||English|Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group|2013||
|subject_facet||Mayle, Peter -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Provence, Provence (France) -- Social life and customs|
|title_display||Encore Provence : new adventures in the south of France|
|title_full||Encore Provence : new adventures in the south of France / Peter Mayle, Encore Provence New Adventures in the South of France|
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|title_sub||new adventures in the south of France|
|topic_facet||Homes and haunts, Mayle, Peter, Nonfiction, Social life and customs, Travel|