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The Resource A taste for Provence, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, (electronic resource)

A taste for Provence, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, (electronic resource)

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A taste for Provence
Title
A taste for Provence
Statement of responsibility
Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Provence today is a state of mind as much as a region of France, promising clear skies and bright sun, gentle breezes scented with lavender and wild herbs, scenery alternately bold and intricate, and delicious foods served alongside heady wines. Yet in the mid-twentieth century, a travel guide called the region a "mostly dry, scrubby, rocky, arid land." How, then, did Provence become a land of desire✹an alluring landscape for the American holiday? In A Taste for Provence, historian Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz digs into this question and spins a wonderfully appealing tale of how Provence became Provence. The region had previously been regarded as a backwater and known only for its Roman ruins, but in the postwar era authors, chefs, food writers, visual artists, purveyors of goods, and travel magazines crafted a new, alluring image for Provence. Soon, the travel industry learned that there were many ways to roam✹and some even involved sitting still. The promise of longer stays where one cooked fresh food from storied outdoor markets became desirable as American travelers sought new tastes and unadulterated ingredients. Even as she revels in its atmospheric, cultural, and culinary attractions, Horowitz demystifies Provence and the perpetuation of its image today. Guiding readers through books, magazines, and cookbooks, she takes us on a tour of Provence pitched as a new Eden, and she dives into the records of a wide range of visual media✹paintings, photographs, television, and film✹demonstrating what fueled American enthusiasm for the region. Beginning in the 1970s, Provence✹for a summer, a month, or even just a week or two✹became a dream for many Americans. Even today as a road well traveled, Provence continues to enchant travelers, armchair and actual alike.--
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Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Americans
  • Travel writing
  • Provence (France)
  • Provence (France)
Label
A taste for Provence, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1181474
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Thomas Jefferson and the love of antiquity -- Roman ruins and rough land -- Laurence Wylie and the authentic Provence -- France, yes! But Provence? -- Preparing the way to Provence for postwar travelers -- Irving Penn and the reinvention of Provence -- The senses -- Eternal Provence? Maybe not -- Getting ready to taste -- But not ready for prime time -- Julia Child and the pleasures of Provence -- The sell -- The tomato -- The romance of Berkeley and Bandol -- The lure of cookbooks -- Buying it here, bringing it home -- Patricia Wells and the joys of staying in place -- Résidences secondaires -- Renting -- Along came Mayle -- The beaten path -- Au revoir and bonjour
Control code
ybp12758592
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 283 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780226322988
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950613532
Label
A taste for Provence, Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=1181474
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Thomas Jefferson and the love of antiquity -- Roman ruins and rough land -- Laurence Wylie and the authentic Provence -- France, yes! But Provence? -- Preparing the way to Provence for postwar travelers -- Irving Penn and the reinvention of Provence -- The senses -- Eternal Provence? Maybe not -- Getting ready to taste -- But not ready for prime time -- Julia Child and the pleasures of Provence -- The sell -- The tomato -- The romance of Berkeley and Bandol -- The lure of cookbooks -- Buying it here, bringing it home -- Patricia Wells and the joys of staying in place -- Résidences secondaires -- Renting -- Along came Mayle -- The beaten path -- Au revoir and bonjour
Control code
ybp12758592
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 283 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780226322988
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)950613532

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