We've Always Had Paris-- and Provence

We've Always Had Paris-- and Provence

A Scrapbook of Our Life in France

Book - 2008 | First edition
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Patricia Wells, long recognized as the leading American authority on French food, and her husband, Walter, live the life in France that many of us have often fantasized about. After more than a quarter century, they are as close to being accepted as "French" as any non-natives can be. In this delightful memoir they share in two voices their experiences--the good, the bad, and the funny--offering a charming and evocative account of their beloved home and some of the wonderful people they have met along the way. Full of the flavor and color of the couple's adopted country, this tandem memoir reflects on the life that France has made possible for them and explores how living abroad has shaped their relationship.

Written in lyrical, sensuous prose and filled with anecdotes, insights, and endearing snapshots of Walter and Patricia over the years, We've Always Had Paris . . . and Provence beautifully conveys the nuances of the French and their culture as only a practiced observer can. Literally a moveable feast to be savored and shared, including more than thirty recipes that will delight readers and cooks alike, the couple's valentine to France and to each other is delicious in every way.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2008
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780060898618
Branch Call Number: 641.092 W45a
Characteristics: xiv, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wells, Walter (Walter Newton)


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Jul 20, 2014

Interesting for the most part, but way too much detail on their personal lives.

Jul 14, 2011

This would be a dream come true for me. Patricia Wells (cookbook guru) and Walter move to Paris on a temporary journalist assignment and then ....decide to stay. I could walk right into this cover and stay myself. They discuss food, wine, friendships, love and the renovation of their home--Chante-Duc. Loved it.

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