Chef François de Mélogue Cuisine of the Sun, A Ray of Sunshine on Your Plate
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Provencal Cuisine of the Sun by Chef François de Mélogue

Provencal Cuisine ‘Cuisine of the Sun, A Ray of Sunshine on Your Plate,’ the first cookbook by Chef François de Mélogue, wraps you in a culinary bear hug. The book is seductive, filled with beautiful photography that will make you hungry. Even if you just ate. You need to have …

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Provence Books Kids Fun Reads
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Provence Books for Kids Where Magic Starts in France

Provence Reads for Children The pages of these books are geared towards sparking your imagination and desire to travel to Provence. Whether you are a kid the authors have crafted stories with enough interest for adult readers too. NOTE: Click on the book images to order your copy. Coco Blignaut  Although …

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Death in Provence Serena Kent
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Death in Provence by Serena Kent a Book Review

Writing a book is hard enough, but writing one with your spouse, well apparently that is a recipe for success. Death in Provence is Serena Kent’s first novel. The nom-de-plume is perfect for a couple who split time between the Luberon in Provence and Kent in the United Kingdom. After work …

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Book Art South France
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Book Review: Art in the South of France, The Inside Story

Aixcentric is the name of Lynne Alderson’s blog, an online resource for anyone looking for current events in the Aix-en-Provence area. The blog was “born” out of Alderson’s frustration regarding discovering details about interesting happenings…just a little too late. Her second book “Art in the South of France, The Inside …

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Peter Mayle’s My Twenty-Five Years in Provence
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The Last Word. Peter Mayle’s My Twenty-Five Years in Provence, Reflections on Then and Now

Almost 30 years ago, Peter Mayle introduced many of us to the arrière-pays Provençal (rural countryside) for the first time, with his international best-selling novel “A Year in Provence.”  The success of that book and his subsequent novels had many primed to book flights to the South of France. If …

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Passion for Provence Gayle Smith Padgett-passion-for-provence
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Book Review: Passion for Provence a Memoir by Gayle Smith Padgett

While reading Gayle Smith Padgett’s book, Passion for Provence, 22 Keys to La Belle Vie, I kept thinking this lady is someone you would enjoy getting to know in person. The book (her first) is just over 260 pages long, after each of the 22 chapters she shares her “key” …

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Book Art in the South of France- The Inside Story
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A New Book, Art in the South of France: The Inside Story

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: My new book “Art in the South of France: The Inside Story” is being launched this week. It is a journey across from ancient sun-drenched Arles through Saint-Tropez and Saint Paul-de-Vence to the Italianate beauty of Menton, following the artists who flocked south to the area …

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Windows Provence Georgeanne Brennan
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Book Review: Windows on Provence by Georgeanne Brennan

With over 30 published books, what more could award-winning cookbook author Georgeanne Brennan possibly write about culinary trends and the lifestyle in Provence? Then along comes Windows on Provence, Musings on the Food, Wine and Culture of the South of France, published on April 10, 2018, by Yellow Pear Press. …

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Passion for Provence Book Gayle Smith Padgett
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How Journaling leads to Passion for Provence: 22 Keys to La Belle Vie

Recently, Lynne Alderson (Aixcentric) wrote a book review on Passion for Provence: 22 Keys to La Belle Vie a book written by Gayle Smith Padgett that was published in November 2017. We were intrigued by the tale of a couple of American transplants who spent their honeymoon in Provence and …

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Gayle Smith Passion for Provence
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Book Review: Passion for Provence by Gayle Smith Padgett

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Provence. Its powerful image enchants people worldwide, and many, inspired by the wonderful Peter Mayle, actually come to live here; and also, inspired by ‘A Year in Provence’ decide that they too have a story to tell. Most are remarkably different. Some arrive to transform crumbling chateaux, …

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