Coming in Spring 2018
Announcing Windows on Provence
Famous for its radiant light, vibrant colors, beautiful architecture, flavorful foods, and opulent wines, Provence is one of the most visited destinations of the world. To turn the pages of Windows on Provence: Musings on the Food, Wine, and Culture of the South of France is to be immersed in the magical region. With each photograph and chapter, the reader is transported to the beaches of Nice under a white umbrella, to the twisting streets of Aix-en-Provence, to the 2,000-year-old ruins of Cimiez, and beyond.
About Georgeanne Brennan
Georgeanne Brennan is an award-winning cookbook author, journalist, educator and entrepreneur who is nationally recognized for her work. Her expertise ranges from farming and agriculture to history and food lore. She is the recipient of many awards including a James Beard Foundation Award.
In 2014 she launched her online store, La Vie Rustic—Sustainable Living in the French Style, which reflects her long-time love affair with France and especially Provence, where she has a home.
In addition to her books Brennan writes regular features for the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper’s food section and has contributed to Fine Cooking, Bon Appétit, Cooking Pleasures, the New York Times, Garden Design, Metropolitan Home, Horticulture, and Organic Gardening, and is a regular contributor and columnist for Edible Marin and Wine Country. She has been featured in Food and Wine, Gourmet, and Sunset magazines, among others, and has appeared on Oprah.com, Good Morning America, and other shows. She lives in Winters, CA, and Provence.
Blank Journals: Fog City, Music Town, and The Big Easy
These vibrantly illustrated journals with Demask covers are perfect for purse, backpack, or desktop. Well constructed, with lay flat binding and high quality cream paper making them ideal for jotting thoughts, to do lists, artwork and notes. An excellent gift or place to collect personal musings.
Hardcover, 96 pages
6 by 8 inches
About Anne Bentley
Anne Bentley is a painter and illustrator living in the San Francisco Bay Area. She specializes in creating wall art, handmade cards, and textiles, and illustrates both adult trade and children’s books. She is a graduate of Ringling College of Art & Design and School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Inspired by mid century architecture, fashion, fabrics, pottery and plants, her work combines traditional painting with digital drawing.
Praise for Windows on Provence
“Windows on Provence: Musings on the Food, Wine, and Culture of the South of France places us in the capable hands of Georgeanne Brennan—James Beard award winner, cookbook author, culinary journalist, and Provence homeowner. Alongside high-quality photographs, Brennan’s essays explore legendary cities like Nice, Arles, Marseille, and Aix-en-Provence, as well as ancient ruins, markets, wineries, lavender fields, and restaurants.
“Brennan’s goal is to help the Provençal traveler get their fill: food, wine, culture, what have you.”
—Matt Sutherland, Foreword Reviews
“Georgeanne Brennan explores beautiful and bountiful Provence in her glossy new release.”
“A stunningly beautiful book by celebrated food writer and cook Georgeanne Brennan”
—George Erdosh, San Francisco Book Review
“Enhanced with the inclusion of four distinctive Provencal recipes, as well as indispensable driving tips to help drivers find their way without stress, “Windows on Provence: Musings on the Food, Wine, and Culture of the South of France” is ideal reading for armchair travelers, on-site tourists, for dedicated Francophiles, and for lovers of Provencal craft and cuisine. Beautifully and profusely illustrated throughout, “Windows on Provence” will prove to be an enduringly popular and appreciated addition to personal reading lists and community library travel guide and memoir collections.”
—Margaret Lane, Midwest Book Review
“Brennan takes readers on an immersive insider’s tour of the south-east of France through a series of short essays illustrated by evocative photos. From the lavender fields and gleaming Côte d’Azur to the bustling markets and centuries-old castles, Provence is beautifully captured in this newly released book.”
—Sophie Gardner-Roberts, French Property News
“A guided tour-memoir with spectacular color photos”
—Allen Pierlioni, Sacramento Magazine
“For those who have journeyed through Provence, Brennan’s book is sure to bring back memories of food and wine and conversations at a café. For those, with a trip ahead of them, here is inspiration, page after page.”
—Sasha Paulsen, Napa Valley Register
“Brennan takes the reader on a photo journey through the stunning, natural backdrop of Provence from the peaks of the Alpilles, to the wildly natural Camargue, to the French Riviera sophistication of Nice and the ‘A-list’ historic cities of Aix-en-Provence, Arles and Avignon…Windows on Provence: Musings on the Food, Wine, and Culture of the South of France is for Francophiles, travel junkies and anyone who appreciates life at a slower pace.”
—Carolyne Kauser-Abbott, Perfectly Provence
“It’s not exactly a travelogue, as much as a collection of postcards and recipes offering a glimpse inside the sights, sounds, and scents that make Provence so recognizable and so lovable.”
—Ksenia Skvortsova, Saffron and Honey
“After spending many seasons in Provence, Georgeanne Brennan lovingly presents an insider’s look at twelve of her favorite towns, shares four recipes featuring regional specialties, and gives the reader a glimpse into the warmth and magic of one of France’s most loved regions.”
—Eat Your Books