"A real delight."
—Andrea Camilleri, author of the bestselling Inspector Montalbano series
"[Izzo's] essays...reveal a man of deep feeling and humanity."
“What makes Izzo’s work haunting is his extraordinary ability to convey the tastes and smells of Marseilles.”
—The New Yorker
"Mr. Izzo was a marvelous food writer...His books are filled with winning descriptions of Provencal meals run through with the flavors of north Africa, Italy, Greece."
—Sam Sifton, The New York Times
“Just as Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy made Los Angeles their very own, so Mr. Izzo has made Marseilles so much more than just another geographical setting.”
"In Izzo's books...Marseilles is a 'ville selon nos coeur,' a city in tune with our heart...A cosmopolitan, maritime city, greedy, sensual and warm."
—Michel Samson, Slow Food
“Our last true romantic, Jean-Claude Izzo transmits warmth to his readers, as if granting them a mouthful of pure love.”
—Le Point (France)