A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the by Georgeanne Brennan
By Georgeanne Brennan
From the writer of Under the Tuscan Sun comes one other impressive memoir of a girl 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 notice the dream of a relaxed, rural lifestyles en Provence. She and her husband, with their younger daughter in tow, received a small farmhouse with a bit land, and some goats and pigsand so all started a life-affirming trip. jam-packed with scrumptious recipes and native colour, this evocative and passionate memoir describes her lifestyles cooking and dwelling within the Provenal traditionan entrancing story that might whet the urge for food and the spiritperfect for foodies, Francophiles, or a person who's dreamed of packing their baggage and purchasing a price ticket to the great lifestyles.
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