Hot Sun, Cool Shadow

Hot Sun, Cool Shadow

Savouring the Food, History and Mystery of the Languedoc

Book - 2004
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Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Access Copyright : 2004
ISBN: 9781551927398
Branch Call Number: 914.48 MUR 2004
Characteristics: 261p illus


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Jul 23, 2011

This Vancouver couple, she a writer/journalist, he an art-director, “yearned for a simpler life in rural surroundings where we could write, paint and cook to our hearts’ content”. They are “foodies” - they live to eat, not the opposite, so France was the obvious location for a second home. They spent 8 years exploring the Languedoc region of southern France while looking for a house to buy there. This book describes their experiences, the landscape, the ambiance, the history, the people they met and, most importantly, the food of the region.

Each chapter focuses on one or two towns or villages and one or two dishes associated with each and each chapter concludes with a recipe.

This is a book in the genre of "A Year in Provence" or "Under the Tuscan Sun" - the story of a couple seeking a home (in this case, a vacation home) and the good life in a different country.

A very enjoyable read that gives the reader a real sense of the Languedoc region.


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Jul 23, 2011

“The institution of Sunday lunch is not the same as brunch in a restaurant.”

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