A Pig in Provence: Good Food and Simple Pleasures in the South of France
Registered by GoryDetails of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 4/25/2018
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I got this handsome hardcover - with beautifully-embossed endpapers, lovely to look at but a challenge for label-placement - at a local Salvation Army thrift shop. It's about the author's experiences with food, farming, and personal life in Provence, France, and includes descriptions of the rearing of goats (with some unfortunate casualties - this isn't always an upbeat story), the slaughter and butchering of animals raised for food, the proper handling of truffle-pigs when seeking the delicious fungi, the ups and downs of trying to make a living by crafting goat cheese, and the many, many delectable dishes enjoyed with friends. I did find the story a little jumpy, as the author mainly lived in California and visited Provence at intervals over the years; the goat-raising portion of her story was relatively short-lived, and later anecdotes focus more on the foods prepared by others. Still, it's a nice mix of travel-book and food-inspiration, with some truly mouth-watering bits.
Journal Entry 2 by GoryDetails at Little Free Library, City Hall in Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, February 18, 2019
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