A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France

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Harcourt, Apr 1, 2008 - Cooking - 209 pages
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Georgeanne Brennan moved to Provence in 1970, seeking a simpler life. She set off on her many adventures in Provençale cuisine by tracking down a herd of goats, a cool workshop, some rennet, and the lost art of making fresh goat cheese. From this first effort throughout her time in Provence, Brennan transformed from novice fromagère to renowned, James Beard Foundation Award–winning cookbook author and food writer.

A Pig in Provence is the story of how Georgeanne Brennan fell in love with Provence. But it’s also the story of making a life beyond the well-trodden path and the story of how food can unite a community. In loving detail, Brennan tells of the herders who maintain a centuries-old grazing route, of the community feast that brings a town to one table, and of the daily rhythms and joys of living by the cycles of food and nature.

Sprinkled with recipes that offer samples of Brennan’s Provençale cooking, A Pig in Provence is a food memoir that urges you to savor every morsel.

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User Review  - Ana Maria - Goodreads

This book is fine if you love reading about life in Provence as I do. The early chapters were entertaining as she details her struggles making cheese. I also enjoyed the chapters about mushroom ... Read full review

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User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

I'd like to make this one 3 1/2 stars. A nice story, some recipes which sound great but that I'll probably never try and lots of interesting facts about France and French cuisine. It was easy to put ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

GEORGEANNE BRENNAN is the author of numerous cooking and gardening books, and the recipient of the James Beard Foundation Award and the IACP/Julie Child Cookbook Award for her writing. She lives in northern California and Provence, where she has a seasonal cooking school.

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