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La Belle Saison By Patricia Atkinson

La Belle Saison
by Patricia Atkinson

Grounded in the rhythms of the land and the seasons, daily life in Patricia's south-western corner of France is dictated by a series of rituals and celebrations that we have long lost in our supermarket age.
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La Belle Saison Summary


La Belle Saison by Patricia Atkinson

How often have you eaten a mushroom that you picked yourself that morning? Or sat on a boat opening and eating oysters as you lift them from the sea? Or partaken of a seven course feast of game to celebrate the success of the chasse? When Patricia Atkinson - bestselling author of The Ripening Sun - first moved to France, her intention was simply to establish a vineyard. Over the years, however, she found herself becoming integrated into a way of life that, had she stayed in England, she would hardly have believed existed. Grounded in the rhythms of the land and the seasons, daily life in Patricia's south-western corner of France is dictated by a series of rituals and celebrations that we have long lost in our supermarket age. La Belle Saison is Patricia's eulogy to this way of life: a testament to the timelessness of the beautiful French countryside, the bounty of the land, and the generous-hearted French neighbours who showed Patricia that a simple life has many rewards. In France, every season is 'la belle saison', offering up its gifts to those willing to appreciate and look after the land.

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La Belle Saison Reviews


"'inspirational'" * You Magazine *
"'describes a way of life centred round the seasons, for food, wine, la chasse, truffle hunting and just chatting in the sun over a glass'" * Simon Hoggart in the Guardian *

About Patricia Atkinson


Patricia Atkinson has lived in south-western France for 15 years, having left her city job to work in the vineyards. Her first book, The Ripening Sun, describes her transition from novice amateur to expert, award-winning winemaker.

Additional information

GOR001235998
La Belle Saison by Patricia Atkinson
Patricia Atkinson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2006-06-01
320
0099455072
9780099455073
N/A
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