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  • ISBN 0767906829
  • ISBN13 978-0767906821
  • Language English
  • Author Yvone Lenard
  • Publisher Broadway Books; Reprint edition (May 8, 2001)
  • Pages 320
  • Formats lit rtf mbr txt
  • Category Cooking
  • Subcategory Regional and International
  • Size ePub 1304 kb
  • Size Fb2 1512 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 159

When Yvone Lenard returned to her native France and purchased a house in a hilltop village of Provence, an enchanted world of food, wines, and unusual adventures–including chicken rustling, flirtatious advances from neighbors, and a séance–opened up before her. This is her account of the spell cast on her by Provence, from her first morning’s visit by a charming prince bearing a jug of the village’s vin rose to the growth of her friendship with a duchess in the local chateau. Lenard shares tales of travels to St. Tropez and visits from American friends who find unexpected romance and magic in Provence. Told with verve, wit, and Lenard’s deep understanding of the French language and culture, this memoir includes tales of others who have been drawn to the region, including Vincent van Gogh, Brigitte Bardot, and Princess Caroline of Monaco. Ways to re-create the magic of the region’s sensuous way of life include recipes for food and drinks, as well as tips for entertaining in the Provençal style.

The Magic of Provence book.

The Magic of Provence book. When Yvone Lenard returned to her native France and purchased. When Yvone Lenard returned to her native France and purchased a house in a hilltop village of Provence, an enchanted world of food, wines, and unusual chicken rustling, flirtatious advances from neighbors, and a séance-was opened up before her.

When Yvone Lenard returned to her native France and purchased a house in a. .Published on March 21, 2012.

When Yvone Lenard returned to her native France and purchased a house in a hilltop village of Provence. Although I mildly enjoyed "The Magic of Provence," I felt that too much emphasis was given on certain, select topics, such as her friendship with the local nobility, and not quite enough to such things as the seasons, the surrounding country, and what (besides the lavandin ) makes Provence so special, so unique.

Best of all, the stories carried me away to Southern France, and the recipes-some of which I actually decide to try-brought the "magic" of Provence to my house. Now, I've got to go to France. I may even take up French. Great fun, I felt like I was in Provence! Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 19 years ago. This book lets you join in the adventure of living in Provence. When Yvone Lenard returned to her native France and purchased a house in a hilltop village of Provence, an enchanted world of food, wines, and unusual adventures–including chicken rustling, flirtatious advances from neighbors, and a séance–opened up before her.

Geographic Name: Provence (France) Social life and customs. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. Rubrics: Cookery, French Provenc?al style. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book The magic of Provence : pleasures of southern France, Yvone Lenard.

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When Yvone Lenard returned to her native France and purchased a house in a hilltop village of Provence, an enchanted world of food, wines, and unusual. My compliments for a delightful mental trip to France. Best of all, the stories carried me away to Southern France, and the recipes-some of which I actually decide to try-brought the "magic" of Provence to my house. The Magic of Provence. Pleasures of Southern France. Category: Travel: Europe Biography & Memoir Travel Writing.

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Yramede
I so enjoyed the dream come true of buying and living in Provence. The experience of life where each person from royalty to tradesman is valued and an integral part of village life. Where all seem to live the ultimate good life of beauty, good food, great wine, a flower, friends, and the joy of just appreciating life. viva Provence!
Felhann
This book is on the Road Scholar reading list for tourists to Provence. The author gives a charming view of what life in Provence e was like for her and her husband. Delightful to read.
Goll
Going to Provence? Put this truly delightful book on your "must read" list! Discovering "The Magic of Provence" led to three magical summers (and hopefully many more ahead) of beauty, adventure and Provencal cuisine. Off the beaten path, Ansouis (officially designated as one of the "Most Beautiful Villages in France") will delight you and its residents will intrigue you. The author lived her stories as she and her husband moved into their newly-built home in a tiny hilltop village, met the royalty in the castle and tested each chapter's delicious recipes in their own kitchen. Get ready for a treat!
Nicearad
The author is like my father-in-law when he describes the fish he caught: he lies about their size and the quantity, but I couldn't care less about fishing anyway.
the author is self-important and pretentious.

some of the stories were amusing, but I also had impressions that the most interesting ones weren't true. And the beginning when the author is aristocracy-struck and tries to curtsy, is laughable but not in a funny way. She comes across as simple-minded.
I mean, the woman believs in ghosts and ouiji board!

I didn't analyze the receipts because I cook from real cookbooks, I just skipped the pages.
The only parts which were interesting where the ones I knew she was making her stories up. Perhaps she should try her hand at fiction?
I was hoping for a true account of life in Provence but found instead a collection of fables.
Mr.mclav
Liked the first book much more Changes.
ladushka
As a collector and reader of books on Provence, I was entertained by the book; however, it is a quite modest addition to the body of existing personal narratives. The book's most off-putting aspect was the author's constant gushing over neighbors who are minor lapsed royalty. At one point she even labels an airport worker a communist for reacting negatively to her namedropping reference to the duchess in order to obtain more favorable treatment. Her inclusion of recipes, although not novel, did provide optional ingredients to permit their preparation with easily obtainable ingredients. Nothing as profound as Durrell's or Ford's books on Provence, the book most resembles a predecessor which title it appears to borrow from: Lady Winifred Fortescue's "perfume From Provence".
Buzalas
I found the book at our local book store a month before my wife and I left for a trip to Italy and Provence. My wife read it before we left and really enjoyed it. I read it in Italy as preparation for our time in the south of France. I, too, found it quite pleasurable. Ms. Lenard's account of the incredible way she and her husband found their house and the good fortune that followed was in sharp contrast to so many "I bought a home in Europe and the renovations were a disaster" tales. Her anecdotes about life in Provence were certainly euphoric and somewhat over the top, but, hey, why not? When you live in a lovely home in one of the acknowledged paradises on Earth, it seems only fitting to revel in your good fortune. It's the good life and good for you, Yvone.
Now, about my tease: sure enough, we met Ms. Lenard and her husband on our trip. They were friendly, warm, and most gracious in the brief time we spent together. Now, does this make objectivity impossible in writing this review? Probably - but honest - I really did enjoy the book and recommend it highly, whether you're an armchair traveler or are planning a trip to the south of France.
I absolutely loved this book! I've read all of Peter Mayle's books on Provence, and while his are charming and wonderful, they're a bit snobby sometimes. Yvone Lenard writes in a more personal, honest and open way. You really feel like you get to know her neighbors, and the way of village life. Her stories are funny, intriguing, and draw you in - I picked up this book every time I had a few moments to read. There's a Web site for the book and you can see pictures of the amazing house they renovated. Made me want to go to Provence even more, and if I can find 5 friends to go along with me, I'm going to rent her house for a week and see those mountain views for myself. All in all, a very enchanting book. I'd still recommend Peter Mayle and eagerly await his next novel or travelogue, but now count Yvone Lenard among my new favorites. Vive la France!!