L'automne est un deuxième ressort où chaque feuille est une fleur
-- Albert Camus ("Autumn is a second spring where each leaf is a flower”)
September has arrived and with it comes our favorite season! There is so much to love about autumn: The harvest cooking. Hiking in the mountains. Scenic drives through landscapes exploding with color. And cool, crisp weather following summer's heat.
It is also a great time for settling down with a good book--traveling in the mind's-eye perhaps to remote corners of France—from the comfort of one’s armchair and in the warm glow of one's fireplace.
In the spirit of harvest-sharing, we want to share some fall reading recommendations:
Mastering the Art of French Eating by Ann Mah. A delightful culinary journey through the regions of France with an American journalist.
Gourmet Rhapsody by Muriel Barbery. The meaning of life is explored by a fictional food-critic (the best food critic that ever existed). Jonathan's note: The narrator's vivid descriptions transport the reader to far-flung places from Brittany and Paris to Morocco and California. You'll also taste some pretty good foods along the way.
Ernest Hemingway's A Moveable Feast. Paris is always changing in this memoir about Hemingway's experiences living in the city.
Have a favorite fall book of your own? Let us know what it is so that we can share it with other readers?
Need other recommendations? Just let us know what your needs happen to be and we will be glad to help you with a customized list.
Suzie and Jonathan Ceci