Thursday, November 11, 2010

An Author Review

I got thinking this evening about books I love and I got thinking about how much I love books that talk and better yet, describe in poetic  There are a few authors that do it particularly well.  One of the best is Peter Mayle.  He's written a number of books, but the one that got us (Krissy and I) started was A Year in Provence.

Peter and his wife...both British, moved to a old farmhouse in Provence.  This book describes their first year adjusting to everything French.  French plumbers...French electricians, French idiosyncrasies and best of all French cuisine.   Wonderful book.

Best of all, he follows it up with two sequels.  Tonjours Provence  and Encore Provence.  So just as you start falling in love with the French countryside....and think it might end, you get to dive into right back in again....2 times. 

If you love to read about good food, you will love these books.  

Just sharing more of my favorite stuff.


  1. Sounds like a really interesting book.

  2. The problem is, I get too hungry when I read about food and it does mucho damage to my diet. But I still love to read about it, nonetheless. Looks like an intriguing book. Thanks.

  3. I love anything French! Thanks for the suggestion.

  4. This will have to go on my list somewhere. I just read The Elegance of the Hedgehog - it was a really beautiful (and really French!) book. I can't really say what happens, it's one you hsould just get and read if you havne't already.

  5. Does French cuisine require adjusting to it? I think I'd adjustment very quickly.

    Don't know the book, but sounds like a terrific read.