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A Taste For Provence

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Author: Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022632298X
Size: 77.81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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Book Description: Provence today is a state of mind as much as a region of France, promising clear skies and bright sun, gentle breezes scented with lavender and wild herbs, scenery alternately bold and intricate, and delicious foods served alongside heady wines. Yet in the mid-twentieth century, a travel guide called the region a “mostly dry, scrubby, rocky, arid land.” How, then, did Provence become a land of desire—an alluring landscape for the American holiday? In A Taste for Provence, historian Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz digs into this question and spins a wonderfully appealing tale of how Provence became Provence. The region had previously been regarded as a backwater and known only for its Roman ruins, but in the postwar era authors, chefs, food writers, visual artists, purveyors of goods, and travel magazines crafted a new, alluring image for Provence. Soon, the travel industry learned that there were many ways to roam—and some even involved sitting still. The promise of longer stays where one cooked fresh food from storied outdoor markets became desirable as American travelers sought new tastes and unadulterated ingredients. Even as she revels in its atmospheric, cultural, and culinary attractions, Horowitz demystifies Provence and the perpetuation of its image today. Guiding readers through books, magazines, and cookbooks, she takes us on a tour of Provence pitched as a new Eden, and she dives into the records of a wide range of visual media—paintings, photographs, television, and film—demonstrating what fueled American enthusiasm for the region. Beginning in the 1970s, Provence—for a summer, a month, or even just a week or two—became a dream for many Americans. Even today as a road well traveled, Provence continues to enchant travelers, armchair and actual alike.


A Taste For Comfort And Status

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Author: Christine Adams
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271019567
Size: 72.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 292
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Book Description: The Lamothes were an ordinary family in eighteenth-century Bordeaux. Well-to-do and well respected by their neighbors, they were local notables whose private and public lives suggest the importance of family, kin, and friendship networks, professional activities and cultural interests, as well as a desire to serve the public good. In this portrait of the Lamothes, Christine Adams explores the development of middle-class identity among urban professionals and reconsiders the role of this social group in the coming French Revolution. The most striking feature of this family history is that it is based on more than three hundred personal letters that circulated among the Lamothes&—parents and seven siblings&—over a period of twenty-five years. Such a collection is rare for this period, and Adams makes the most of it. Her study lends remarkable texture to provincial middle-class life. She weaves these letters into every aspect of the Lamothes' experience&—professional, literary, intellectual, social, and civic. She demonstrates a sustained mobilization of all family skills and resources to maintain the status of the males of the family and preserve (rather than risk) the family's emotional and material stability. While their conservative lifestyle suggests that the Lamothes were not &"revolutionary,&" they were, nonetheless, part of the bourgeoisie. Adams thus taps into a potent debate about middle-class consciousness and identity in the eighteenth century, arguing against those historians who doubt that such a social class existed in France before 1789.


A Taste For Travel

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Author: John Julius Norwich
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 9780394558554
Size: 73.72 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Voyages and travels.
Languages : en
Pages : 435
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Book Description: Uses selections from a variety of writers to look at the history of travel and discusses reasons for travel, departures, transportation, traveling companions, hardships, foreign customs, and homecomings


Fodor S Provence The French Riviera

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Author: Fodor's
Publisher: Fodor's Travel
ISBN: 0307928497
Size: 62.15 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 456
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Book Description: Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Provence & the French Riviera (including the Alpilles, Arles, Marseille, and the Central Coast, with highlights in between). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Provence & the French Riviera as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of French geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know Provence & the French Riviera: Famed for its Lavender Route, the honey-gold hill towns of the Luberon, and vibrant cities like Aix and Marseilles, Provence was dazzlingly abstracted in geometric daubs of paint by van Gogh and Cézanne. Still haunted by the genius of van Gogh, Arles remains fiercely Provençal and is famed for its folklore events. The spiky Alpilles mountains guard treasures like les Bauz-de-Provence: be bewitched by its ville morte (dead town) and luxurious l’Oustau de la Baumanière inn. Avignon and the Vaucluse are the heart of Provençal delights. Presided over by its medieval Palais des Papes, Avignon is an ideal gateway for exploring the nearby Roman ruins of Orange. About 10 miles east of Avignon is the Sorgue Valley, where everybody goes “flea”-ing in the famous antiques market at l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. For one day, join all those fashionable folk for whom café squatting, people watching, and boutique shopping are a way of life in Aix-en-Provence (one of France’s 10 richest towns). Enjoy the elegant 18th-century streets, then track the spirit of Cézanne at his famous studio and nearby Mont Ste-Victoire. Head south to become a Calanques castaway before diving into Marseille, one of France’s most vibrant and colorful cities. The French Riviera can supply the visitor with everything his heart desires—and his purse can stand. Home to sophisticated resorts beloved by billionaires, remote hill villages colonized by artists, Mediterranean beaches, and magnificent views, the Côte d’Azur stretches from Marseille to Menton. Thrust out like two gigantic arms, divided by the Valley of the Var at Nice, the Alpes-Maritime peaks protect the length of that favored coast from St-Tropez to the Italian frontier. Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor's Provence & the French Riviera, 9th Edition but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.


A Taste For Beer

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Author: Stephen Beaumont
Publisher: Storey Books
ISBN: 9780882669076
Size: 66.74 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Cooking
Languages : en
Pages : 181
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Book Description: For the casual or connoisseur beer drinker, here's a comprehensive guide to appreciating and understanding the distinctive flavors and character, as well as the pairing of foods with North America's new generation of beers.


A Taste For Blood

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Author: Martin Harry Greenberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781566192804
Size: 16.45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Horror tales
Languages : en
Pages : 589
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An Embassy To Provence

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Author: Thomas Allibone Janvier
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 69.13 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Electronic book
Languages : en
Pages : 132
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History For Ready Reference

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Author: J. N. LARNED
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 65.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
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History For Ready Reference

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Author: Josephus Nelson Larned
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 53.58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages :
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