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In addition to the expected categories, the large recipe range includes breads, pasta, and egg and cheese dishes, such as Quick Polenta Bread with Rosemary, Linguini with Saffron, and Baked Arugula Omelet. Desserts are hardly neglected, and include evocative specialties like Fresh Fig and Homemade Apricot Jam Tart, Three Pear Cake, and Individual Cherry-Hazelnut Gratins. Tips like "On Peeling Tomatoes," menus, and photos further distinguish a book that will delight both Wells's fans and those fortunate to discover her culinary France. --Arthur Boehm
I bought my first book as a gift, but had to get a second one for me!
Inside you'll find a guide to markets, shops and restaurants as well as personal insights that introduce you to a Provence full of flavor and culinary creation.
Technically, the book is well organized and the instructions are clear.
I picked this book up after a long haitus just on a whim while planning my trip, and I've found so many great tips about finding small producers, wines, markets in Provence, I'm... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Karoe
This book says it all........that Provence is a marvelous assault on the senses.........and Ms Wells captures that in her sophisticated yet simple recipes like no other cookbook... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Intrepid
Writing a book about Provence and the recipes helped me to describe what type of herbs and foods that were available in that part of France.Published 15 months ago by Tfisher87
Wonderful recipes with anecdotes and suggestions on wines and serving. Reads like a book from beginning to end. A must read for anyone who wants to serve more rustic French food.Published 16 months ago by Judi Janofsky
There are few things in life my family and I enjoy more than cooking, reading and of course traveling! Read morePublished 23 months ago by Noelle the Dreamer
What a delightful, as well as delicious, "more-than-a-cookbook" book! Her stories and photos of local people, and information on truffles, wines, olives, etc. Read morePublished on July 13, 2011 by Virginia A. Kroeber
I pulled this cookbook out in the middle of the nastiest winter we've had here in years. We've been using Wells' other books for a long time--especially the French and Italian... Read morePublished on March 6, 2010 by Blue in Washington
Patricia Wells writes a great cookbook and this is no exception. The recipes are easy to follow and all that I've tried have been delicious. Read morePublished on January 30, 2010 by J. Ward
It's a lovely reminder of Provence. For anyone who has spent time in Provence, this cookbook will definitely please. The recipes are simple, seductive, and quite delightful.Published on January 27, 2008 by Mistral