Sunday, September 4, 2016
Peter Mayle returned to Provence in the late 1990s after a few years in New York. He simultaneously returned to writing about Provence after a handful of novels (starting with the delightful Hotel Pastis). The result was Encore Provence, fourteen essays on village life, olive oil, wine, lavender, and how to enjoy your time in rural Provence. They're the literary equivalent of a bar with unusual appetizers and good wine - enjoyable (particularly in good company) and worth revisiting on a regular basis.