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Product Details

  • Paperback: 209 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest Books; 1 edition (April 7, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0156033240
  • ISBN-13: 978-0156033244
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #582,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PRAISE FOR A PIG IN PROVENCE
 
"You can almost smell the lavender as you follow Brennan's love affair with the province that became her second home and shaped the culinary persona of this cooking teacher and food author. Brennan is a talented storyteller."—San Francisco Chronicle

"Georgeanne Brennan's captivating memoir reminds me of why I, too, was enchanted by Provence. She beautifully captures the details of living in a place where the culture of the table ties a community together—where everyone knows the butcher and the baker, and everyone depends on the farmers."—Alice Waters, owner, Chez Panisse

About the Author

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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I hated for it to end it was so good.
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I loved having the recipes and food knowledge woven into the fabric of the story.
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I had a hard time putting the book down!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By R. Amaro on December 7, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a fantastic story about one woman's introduction to and exploration of life in Provence. The book takes you on a culinary journey through the region, with beautiful introductions to specialties of the area. Each chapter features a different major Provence food: truffles, goat cheese, garlic, etc and ends with a recipe that has been featured in the narrative. For those who want understand the relationship between the land, the food, and the people of Provence, this book is highly recommended.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By WireChairsMissing on April 6, 2007
Format: Hardcover
What an interesting, informative, and lovely culinary memoir! Georgeanne Brennan was a true trailblazer by going off to Provence with her family in the early 70's, at the height of the Vietnam War. This wasn't mere escapism--it was an attempt to get back to the land and learn what culinary traditions are all about (since most of those traditions in the U.S. were getting lost in the post-WWII industrialization of food production). Reading about the seasonal celebrations and ceremonies that are embedded in Provencal history is truly fascinating through the eyes of an American. Add to that a classic recipe at the end of each chapter that pertains to what you've just read preceeding it, and you have the perfect summer travel lit read!
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A PIG IN PROVENCE: GOOD FOOD AND SIMPLE PLEASURES IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE tells of a habitual France vacationer who decides to buy a small farmhouse deep in the backcountry. Thirty years later she tells the story of her life in Provence: a story that revolves around seasonal change, culinary specialties, and fun stories of the foodways and culture of the region. Any fan of Provence or French culinary traditions will find this gentle story revealing and appealing, and libraries catering to Francophiles will also find it a popular lend.

Diane C. Donovan
California Bookwatch
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By PAB on January 8, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This is not only an immensely enjoyable memoir of provencal living which is so easy to read, it has a useful overview of subjects such as mushroom collecting with practical receipes at the end of each chapter. I have ALOT of books about americans living in France and this is one of my favorites to date.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By P. H. Foley on February 27, 2010
Format: Paperback
Quotes from a charming book...
--that gifts the reader with a fascinating window...
...into the culture of southern France, their history, customs and food...
Enjoy.

I explained it was a Roman name and that the Romans had come to Provence a long, long time ago.

The cooking and care given to food and its role in daily life stem from a not-yet-forgotten cultural understanding of the origin of the ingredients and an appreciation of what it takes to raise animals and crops and to hunt and to gather food, something I was just beginning to discover...

This was my first invitation into a family home kitchen since our arrival into Provence. it was not what I expected.
No authentic looking copper pans gleaming over a well used fireplace, no exposed wood ceiling beams, no soapstone or red tile sink, no terracotta pots filled with olives, no bright Provencal printed fabric,...

"It was a simple process -but mastering it had been difficult."

... a man in chef's whites came through the (restaurant) door... a woman stepped back and said: "Entez".
I entered and there before me was a Provencal kitchen. It had heavy wooden ceiling beams, with hanging copper pots and pans of various sizes. A fireplace was set in one wall, A long black spit... Terracotta gratin dishes... Provencal plates and platters of green and ocher... a long heavily scarred table nearly the length of the room. ...the other (table's) end held a brace of unplucked pheasants.

We followed him to the back of the house...
The pale green Formica table in the kitchen was set with a clear glass wine bottle filled with water; a bottle of patis; a bottle each of grenadine, menthe, and orgeatsyrup; and five small glasses.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By R. Stout on September 8, 2008
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I have always enjoyed books on people who have moved to France and taken up residency. This book fit the bill, but only in a limited way. It was filled with far too many details on preparing particular Provencal dishes. While I enjoy good food, and learning more about French cuisine, I don't need to know the details of slaughtering a lamb or pig.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bookgal on January 16, 2012
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I loved this book! The author did a great job of transporting me to Provence and walking me through each experience she encountered from Kidding a goat, to making cheese, to forming friendships, and hunting for truffles. I had a hard time putting the book down!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pamela on September 15, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful book that will take you into the beauty of Provence and the wonders of good food, wine, family and friends. Georgeanne Brennan's little book is filled with a joy that brought back my own memories of life and love and how they all revolved around cooking. A book to read and reread and share with others, along with some great recipes.
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