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Secrets of Pistoulet: An Enchanted Fable of Food, Magic, and Love

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There is magic and mystery in the farmhouse known as Pistoulet, nestled in the remote, untraveled southwestern French countryside. Originally published in 1996, this 15th anniversary edition of The Secrets of Pistoulet tells the gentle tale of the healing power of magical soups and foods, while celebrating the redemptive and sustaining nature of shared meals among friends and family. With fold-out letters, removable recipe cards and pockets, and special vellum pages, The Secrets of Pistoulet quickly became a ...

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Overview

There is magic and mystery in the farmhouse known as Pistoulet, nestled in the remote, untraveled southwestern French countryside. Originally published in 1996, this 15th anniversary edition of The Secrets of Pistoulet tells the gentle tale of the healing power of magical soups and foods, while celebrating the redemptive and sustaining nature of shared meals among friends and family. With fold-out letters, removable recipe cards and pockets, and special vellum pages, The Secrets of Pistoulet quickly became a bestselling gift book. There’s no better time to rediscover its magic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556704406
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Edition number: 15
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Jana Kolpen is the author of The Legend of the Villa della Luna and The Circle of Kindness, which each illustrate her passion for fine food, wine, and travel. She lives in New York City. Designer Mary Tiegreen is the creator of STC’s 101 Reasons to Love series. She lives in the Hudson Valley.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2005

    A universal story of emotional healing

    Jana Kolpen whisks the reader away to southern France where a group of weary travellers meet at Pistoulet. Everyone who stays at Pistoulet experiences healing at some level. The food served not only feeds the body but nurtures the spirit, and guests leave feeling lighter and happier. The artwork is beautiful and helps to transport the reader deep into the heart of the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2000

    Lovely, lyrical and beautiful

    Swept me away to the magic of a small farmhouse in a remote area of France. The story wraps around this masterful author and the collection of wonderfully odd and needy visitors in her life and how she cures their emotional ills with her pungent soups. Incredibly beautifully illustrated with lots of 'real' recipes.

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