Markets of Provence: A Culinary Tour of Southern France
Journey through the Markets of Provence with this beautiful guide book that takes you on a culinary tour of Southern France. This book also includes 21 recipes spread out among the book's chapters.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 131 pages.
Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks
Author: Ruthanne Long
Description: Provence, the cornucopia of France, offers up its abundance in open-air food markets that are part of a centuries-old tradition.
The reader is invited on a journey with authors Ruthanne and Dixon Long, part-time residents of Provence and regular customers of its open markets. They engagingly set the scene and the table, illuminating the cultural and economic significance of the venerable markets where blue sky, blazing sun, genial faces, and animated conversation combine to raise marketing from a humble necessity to a high art.
Together with designer Sharon Smith and photographer David Wakely, the authors bring to life the markets of seven distinctive towns, one for each day of the week. From the picturesque mountain village of Bonnieux to the cosmopolitan streets of Aix-en-Provence, Markets of Provence celebrates a part of the world where marketing, cooking, and eating are communal rituals.
In informative story boxes and an indispensable "Resources" section, the authors point out cultural highlights and share their knowledge on everything from antiques shopping and flea markets to Vincent van Gogh, Provencal fabrics, and local ceramics, expertly discussing wines, restaurants, picnic spots, and regional specialties such as truffles, goat cheese, and honey. Glossaries are provided for foods, shopping phrases, and market days.
Recipes are included in each chapter with 21 recipes in all. The reader will be able to reproduce such Provencal-inspired dishes as Ratatouille with Poached Quail Eggs, Provencal Tomatoes with Anchovy Persillade, Cherries with Sabayon Brule, and more.
Condition: Good condition.
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