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By Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz

ISBN-10: 022632284X

ISBN-13: 9780226322841

Provence at the present time is a mind set up to a quarter of France, promising transparent skies and vibrant sunlight, light breezes scented with lavender and wild herbs, surroundings alternately daring and complex, and scrumptious meals served along heady wines. but within the mid-twentieth century, a go back and forth advisor known as the sector a “mostly dry, scrubby, rocky, arid land.” How, then, did Provence turn into a land of desire—an eye-catching panorama for the yankee holiday?

In A flavor for Provence, historian Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz digs into this query and spins a superbly attractive story of the way Provence turned Provence. The sector had formerly been considered as a backwater and recognized just for its Roman ruins, yet within the postwar period authors, cooks, nutrients writers, visible artists, purveyors of products, and go back and forth magazines crafted a brand new, attractive snapshot for Provence. quickly, the trip discovered 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 foodstuff from storied outdoors 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, images, tv, and film—demonstrating what fueled American enthusiasm for the zone. 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 day as a highway good traveled, Provence maintains to enchant tourists, armchair and real alike.

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