New Book

I’m happy to announce that my latest book, Curious Histories of Provence: Tales from the South of France is now published…

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Truffle Hunting in Provence

  Our wedding anniversary was approaching and when Jeff asked what I wanted, I didn’t hesitate, “I want to go truffle hunting!” Looking a bit puzzled, but always the good sport, he said, “Ok…that could be interesting…but what exactly is a truffle and how do you hunt one?” “Well,” I explained (because I had read…

Thirteen Desserts? That’s my kind of Meal!

Christmas time in Provence and the south of France is full of traditions and, as with most good traditions, food is usually involved. Miniature wheat fields Preparations for the Christmas holiday meals begin on the 4th of December, St. Barbara’s day, with the planting of wheat (in the kitchen, that is). Wheat germ is placed…