Provence people – places – food
A Cultural Guide
ed. Cheryl Robson
• Essential guide for culture-conscious travellers hoping to make the most of their trip to Provence.
• Discover the greats of the Jazz Age, the masters of Modern Art and the stars who brought the glitz and glam to St-Tropez - as well as lesser known individuals who led unusual lives.
• Authentic local recipes to give you the taste of Provence
• Full colour photos throughout
From the breathtaking heights of the Luberon to the azure blue of the Mediterranean coast, delight in the sights and scents of the lavender, of pine trees wafting on the breeze and the taste of fruity wine and fresh seafood.
Artists, painters, writers and discerning travellers from royalty to rock stars have long been attracted by the region’s bright light, perfect climate and joie de vivre.
Take the road less travelled as you find out more about the extraordinary range of places and people who’ve found inspiration in the mountains and valleys, rocky coves and verdant islands.
Cheryl Robson has owned a home in Provence for over 20 years. She has a wealth of knowledge about the region and with her family she has visited many of the locations described and photographed for the guide. She has previously edited dozens of books including THE ARAB-ISRAELI COOKBOOK RECIPES which was awarded BEST INNOVATIVE COOKBOOK 2004 and a SPECIAL JURY PRIZE FOR PEACE from Gourmand World Cookbook and recently THE GREEN TEEN COOKBOOK was awarded BEST SUSTAINABLE FOODBOOK 2013 also from Gourmand World Cookbook. She has also recently co-translated French author Laurent Graff’s intense novella, The Scream.
“… an eclectic collection of travel and food recommendations, but also includes a curated selection of articles about the artists and writers who lived in Provence and contributed to its cultural life.” www.theculturetrip.com
“From the Alps to the Riviera, Provence is a varied and popular region. Edited by Cheryl Robson, 'Provence: People, Places, Food' follows in the footsteps of the area's famous residents to show its true character.” Living France
“Cheryl Robson has written an eloquent tribute to Provence in ‘Provence: People, Places, Food’. Complete with magnificent photographs, this book is more than just a coffee table showpiece…Historically, the area has been home to important figures like the Popes of Avignon and the Knights Templar. It was visited and traversed by such historic figures as Napoleon Bonaparte, and it was a treasure trove of artistic inspiration for such painters as Paul Gauguin and many others. This is an excellent travel guide to Provence, including anecdotal information about famous people from Provence, the culture, the food and the wine.” --5* Readers' Favourite - Emily-Jane Hills Orford