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Markets of Provence: A Culinary Tour of Southern France Hardcover – March 15, 1996

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This seven-day tour through the markets of Provence in France shares the authors' personal recommendations for what to see and where to eat, plus provides recipes and insights on local cuisine. Plenty of vivid color photos of market scenes accompany a blend of travelogue and culinary title which focuses on the cuisine of Southern France. -- Midwest Book Review

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Tour the markets of seven towns while exploring the role of the market in Provencal life, plus receive dozens of insider tips as the authors focus on food, present information on regional and seasonal specialties (with recipes in every chapter), wines, restaurants, and picnic spots.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks (April 19, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0002250616
  • ISBN-13: 978-0002250610
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #605,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My cousin and I just returned from a 9-day trip to Southern France. Our highlights can all be found in this wonderful book. We met Henri Tomas and taste-tested and approved the Galette specialty of the house; taste-tested and brought back many bottles of wine from Chateau La Canorgue. We followed the suggestions and pretty much made the rounds to all of the sites. Our last evening in Provence, we sampled the goat cheese, bread from Henri Tomas' patisserie and the wine...we added our own Picheline olives and fresh market tomatoes to make our meal complete...what a last supper to have in France. Joy of Life, Indeed!!!!!! Thanks for making our trip a 10++++++.
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This excellent book was in the kitchen of a house we rented a couple of years ago in Caromb, northeast of Avignon. Not only were the lists of daily markets invaluable, but the recipe for quails with spring onions on tapenade-covered croutons, for example, allowed us to make good use of local products. (With all those fabulous tapenades available at market, I did not make my own, as the recipe suggests.) Patricia Wells's introduction reminds you of her own invaluable guides to food throughout France, and her inspiration and influence are apparent throughout the book -- the level of knowledge, enthusiasm, and appreciation for the wonders of Provençal food is engaging and contagious. The illustrations remind you of places you've been away from too long and get the juices flowing for a return visit for markets you missed the last time.
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If you or anyone you know plans a trip to Provence, make sure this book goes too! It is an excellent guide to the wonderful Provencal outdoor markets. If you want to experience Provence at its finest, this is one of the very best guide.
Full of gorgeous color photos, this is a beautiful as well as helpful book. After the trip, it is wonderful to go through the book again and savor all of the great memories. For the finest produce, cheese and other delights of the South, this book is a must have!
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My wife bought this book for me before my(our) first trip to Europe in 1998. After reading I was so enraptured with the idea of market towns I plotted our route for our two weeks in Provence by market days. We have returned to Provence 5 times since and always use this book as a guide. We have had picnics at the old Roman bridge below Bonnieux with superb wine bought at Chateau Canorgue, made famous by the film "A Good Year", bought antiques at Isle-sur-la sorgue, bed spreads, olive wood utensils and table linens at St. Remy. My special coup at the Apt market day was finding seed packs for Charentais melons and also ochre powder just like the Romans used, mined locally, to paint some of our walls. There is an African fellow from Senegal at Isle who has a food wagon. He makes the best Senegalese chicken stew dishes you ever tasted. As the book forward says, little changes from year to year in the pulse of the markets, so if you buy Markets of Provence in 2013 and beyond almost everything will still be fresh and accurate!!
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...but isn't that what most of us have been from time to time? And this one is not so much a guide as a wonderful enticement to enjoy one of the best aspects (the food) of one of the loveliest places on earth. The central theme is that it is possible to enjoy a market each day of the week, by moving from town to town in Provence. The seven markets that are covered are in Cadenet, La Tour D'Aigues, Saint-Remy, Aix, Bonnieux, Apt, and L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. About half of the 130 pages are pictures, a few "snap-shots" that capture the action, most are carefully composed, and a few are truly evocative, like the basin of Cucuron on page 30. Each picture saves those proverbial 1000 words

The book commences with a forward by Patricia Wells, the indomitable former food editor of the International Herald Tribune. The style of writing is fashioned for the tourist, struggling with strange French words, and concepts. There are numerous recipes, so that those with their own facilities can enjoy their purchases in delightful consumption. There are other sidebars that explain unique aspects of the country, such as the bread, truffles, Provencal fabrics, pottery, etc. There are several practical appendixes which cover other markets, seasonal specialties, typical foods, with the French explained, useful phrases, a conversion chart, a glossary, a listing of selected restaurants, and a brief suggested reading list.

I've been to the markets in five of these seven towns, have enjoyed them all, and feel that their description in the book captures their spirit accurately. My next to favorite market is the one in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, where I have been innumerable times.
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This book is a lovely guide for those who plan to travel to Provence as well as those who cannot. It is lovely - just lovely. Beautiful photographs, wonderful insights and descriptions off the beaten path. I high recommend this book.
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This book was introduced to me by a friend while we were, luckily enough, renting a lovely home in Provence and visiting all those wonderful markets. I bought the book after my 3rd visit to the region, and now have my own copy to read and dream about those beautiful places, as I count down to the next visit. It is a magical region. The markets are just wonderful and the book so does justice to this special place and all those farmers, food producers, who are part of the Markets of Provence.
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