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By Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz

ISBN-10: 022632284X

ISBN-13: 9780226322841

Provence this present day is a frame of mind up to a quarter of France, promising transparent skies and vivid sunlight, mild 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 go back and forth advisor known as the area a “mostly dry, scrubby, rocky, arid land.” How, then, did Provence develop into a land of desire—an appealing panorama for the yankee holiday?

In A style for Provence, historian Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz digs into this question and spins a superbly beautiful story of ways Provence turned Provence. The area had formerly been considered as a backwater and recognized just for its Roman ruins, yet within the postwar period authors, cooks, nutrition writers, visible artists, purveyors of products, and shuttle magazines crafted a brand new, attractive picture 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 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 sights, Horowitz demystifies Provence and the perpetuation of its snapshot at the present time. Guiding readers via books, magazines, and cookbooks, she takes us on a journey of Provence pitched as a brand new Eden, and he or she dives into the files of quite a lot of visible media—paintings, pictures, tv, and film—demonstrating what fueled American enthusiasm for the zone. starting within the Seventies, Provence—for a summer time, a month, or maybe only a week or two—became a dream for lots of american citizens. Even this present day as a highway good traveled, Provence keeps to enchant tourists, armchair and real alike.

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