Lulu's Provencal Table: The Exuberant Food and Wine from the Domaine Tempier Vineyard

Lulu's Provencal Table: The Exuberant Food and Wine from the Domaine Tempier Vineyard

by Richard Olney, John Thorne
     
 

Of all of the culinary treasures that Richard Olney brought home from France for his American audience, the spritely and commanding Lulu Peyraud is perhaps the most noteworthy. A second-generation proprietor of Provence's noted vineyard Domaine Tempier, and producer of some of the region's best wines and meals, Lulu has for over 50 years been Provence's best-kept

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Of all of the culinary treasures that Richard Olney brought home from France for his American audience, the spritely and commanding Lulu Peyraud is perhaps the most noteworthy. A second-generation proprietor of Provence's noted vineyard Domaine Tempier, and producer of some of the region's best wines and meals, Lulu has for over 50 years been Provence's best-kept secret. Mother of seven, Lulu still owns and operates Domaine Tempier with her family, serving up wit and warmth with remarkable food year-round at the vineyard. Hosting a parade of American tastemakers like Alice Waters, Paul Bertolli, Gerald Asher, Paula Wolfert, and Kermit Lynch through the years, Lulu has willingly shared her sweeping culinary knowledge, wisdom, and resourcefulness with anyone who stopped by. In LULU'S PROVEN AL TABLE, Olney, who shared an unguarded friendship with Lulu, relays the everyday banter, lessons, and over 150 core recipes that have emerged from her kitchen. Peppered with over 75 photographs, Olney's tribute aptly celebrates the spirit and gifts of this culinary legend.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Lulu Peyraud taught me how to make bouillabaisse in her Bandol kitchen and Richard Olney has been an inspiration for years. The aromas of Lulu's food and wine actually seem to waft from the pages."
--Paula Wolfert

"Lulu's Provençal Table is a gastronomic love poem to France's most exhilarating region. Here, Richard Olney profiles both a lifestyle and a culinary tradition, a real life that deserves to be shared with the world. His personal voice, as well as Lulu's masterful art of cooking with love, both come through loud and clear. In short, a gold mine of authentic Provençal cooking."
--Patricia Wells

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580084000
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.33(d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD OLNEY was born and raised in Iowa, one of eight children in a quintessential American family. After relocating to a Parisian suburb in 1951 and then buying a run-down property in Provence, Olney settled in France permanently. The author of eight books, Olney passed away at his Provençal home in the summer of 1999.

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