Food & Fetes of Provence with Recipes

MY CULINARY JOURNEY: Food & Fetes of Provence with Recipes

Georgeanne Brennan

Yellow Pear Press
November 15, 2016
ISBN-13: 978-0997066401



Georgeanne Brennan is an award-winning cookbook author, journalist, educator and entrepreneur who is nationally recognized for her work. Her expertise ranges from farming and agriculture to history and food lore. She is the recipient of a James Beard Foundation Award.

In 2014 she launched her online store, La Vie Rustic — Sustainable Living in the French Style,, which reflects her long-time love affair with France and especially Provence, where she has a home.

In addition to her books, Brennan writes regular features for the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper’s food section and has contributed to Fine Cooking, Bon Appétit, Cooking Pleasures, The New York Times, Garden Design, Metropolitan Home, Horticulture, and Organic Gardening, and is a regular contributor and columnist for Edible Marin and Wine Country. She has been featured in Food & Wine, Gourmet, and Sunset Magazines, among others and has appeared on, Good Morning America, and other shows. She lives in Winters, CA, and Provence.

In this evocatively entwined memoir and cookbook, Georgeanne Brennan (recipient of a James Beard Award, among other culinary honors) writes in rich detail about the food, people, and festivals (or fêtes) of Provence that have inspired her life long love of the region, where she still has a home.

Tales of the early days of her young California family, living in France with her husband and children, raising goats and making cheese (some from her memoir A Pig in Provence) are now accompanied here by forty of her favorite recipes, pages of lush photographs, and intimate descriptions of more than a half dozen of Provence’s celebratory fêtes: from the Feast of the Fishermen to the Lavender Festival, the Gypsy Fête and more.

Readers will find themselves immersed in stories of long summer meals, the trials of a novice goat cheese maker, and the joy of discovering age-old traditions. This memoir weaves together personal stories of friendship, cooking and living in the Provençal way, and will whet the appetite of food lovers, travelers and anyone who dreams of packing their bags and starting a new life.