Provence A-Z: A Francophile's Essential Handbook
The ultimate “dictionary” for lovers of Provence: Peter Mayle's personal selection of the foods, customs and words he finds most fascinating, curious, delicious, or just plain fun.
Though organized from A to Z, this is hardly a conventional work of reference. In more than 170 entries, Peter Mayle—bestselling author of A Year in Provence—writes about subjects as wide-ranging as architecture and zingue-zingue-zoun (in the local patois, a word meant to describe the sound of a violin). And, of course, he writes about food and drink: vin rosé, truffles, olives, melons, bouillabaisse, the cheese that killed a Roman emperor, even a cure for indigestion.
Provence A-Z is a delight for Peter Mayle's ever-growing audience and the perfect complement to any guidebook on Provence, or, for that matter, France.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Provence A-ZUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This book is a companion volume to MayleÃƒÂ¯Ã‚Â¿Ã‚Â½s acclaimed accounts of living in Provence,A Year in Provence ,Toujours Provence , andEncore Provence, proving that he has still not exhausted his ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - debnance - LibraryThing
Its appeal was also its downfall: The little stories were often just a bit too little. I should have stuck with the abridgement. Read full review