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Hot Sun, Cool Shadow: Savoring the Food,…

Hot Sun, Cool Shadow: Savoring the Food, History, and Mystery of the…

by Angela Murrills

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A fabulous book about exploration and discovery of food, culture and history in a relatively forgotten corner of France - The Languedoc. The writer seamlessly takes the reader through a number of her and her family's visits to the region, which culminate in fulfilling the vision to live in the area. Illustrated by sketches made by her husband. ( )
  robeik | Aug 6, 2010 |
When I bought this book, I thought it would be the typical story of buying and restoring a home in southern France. Although the author did this, the book itself centers on the author's exploration of various cities in Languedoc, with a particular focus on regional foods, with some historical asides thrown in. I have spent time in Languedoc and Provence and would recommend this book to any first time visitor to those regions. ( )
  nemoman | Jul 18, 2008 |
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An unabashed celebration of the joys of food and cooking, Hot Sun, Cool Shadow follows the story of award-winning food-writer Angela Murrills and the artist Peter Matthews, who travel together to the southerly French region of Languedoc. The Languedoc is famed for its landscape, legendary gastronomical pleasures and rich culture, stretching from the Rhone to the Pyrennees, it is one of Europe's oldest provinces and one of it's most fertile regions. Hot Sun, Cool Shadow, is a vivid account of their quest for the finest wines, cuisine and characters. Along the way they discover ancient houses, take in the scenery that inspired great artists like Henry Matisse, retrace the steps of Toulouse-Lautrec, and recreate typical dishes of the region; finally settling themselves in this staunchly independent agricultural region, where life moves at a steady pace under the mellow sun. Hot Sun, Cool Shadow includes over eighty illustrations by renowned artist Peter Matthews.

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