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By Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz

ISBN-10: 022632284X

ISBN-13: 9780226322841

Provence this present day is a mind set up to a quarter of France, promising transparent skies and vivid solar, light breezes scented with lavender and wild herbs, surroundings alternately daring and complicated, and scrumptious meals served along heady wines. but within the mid-twentieth century, a trip advisor referred to as the sector a “mostly dry, scrubby, rocky, arid land.” How, then, did Provence develop into a land of desire—an desirable panorama for the yankee holiday?

In A flavor for Provence, historian Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz digs into this query and spins a perfectly beautiful story of the way Provence grew to become Provence. The sector had formerly been considered as a backwater and identified just for its Roman ruins, yet within the postwar period authors, cooks, foodstuff writers, visible artists, purveyors of products, and go back and forth magazines crafted a brand new, desirable snapshot for Provence. quickly, the go back and forth realized that there have been some ways to roam—and a few even concerned sitting nonetheless. The promise of longer remains the place one cooked clean nutrition from storied outside markets grew to become fascinating as American tourists sought new tastes and unadulterated ingredients.

Even as she revels in its atmospheric, cultural, and culinary points of interest, Horowitz demystifies Provence and the perpetuation of its snapshot this present day. Guiding readers via books, magazines, and cookbooks, she takes us on a journey of Provence pitched as a brand new Eden, and she or he dives into the documents of quite a lot of visible media—paintings, pictures, tv, and film—demonstrating what fueled American enthusiasm for the quarter. starting within the Seventies, Provence—for a summer time, a month, or perhaps only a week or two—became a dream for lots of american citizens. Even this present day as a street good traveled, Provence maintains to enchant tourists, armchair and real alike.

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