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Life And Food In The Dordogne

Author : James Bentley
ISBN : 9781461636243
Genre : Political Science
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Through the centuries, the Dordogne has cherished a tradition of fine cuisine that is framed throughout France, and the region has produced a disproportionate number of France's finest chefs: Brillat-Savarin, Caréme, Escoffier, André Noel and, in our own times, Marcel Boulestin. Moreover, the culinary skills found on the farms and in town households are not far removed from the gastronomic secrets of the finest restaurants. Historical and personal anecdotes abound in this rare book, rich in recipes, and full of insight and observation. Food is discussed at great length, and the recipes special to this part of France symbolize to the people of Perigord the traditional skills and patterns of life, a permanent way of looking at the world and its gifts. James Bentley has a house in the Dordogne, and spends a good part of each year there. His many books include travel guides to the Dordogne, the Loire, and Tuscany, and the Blue Guide to West Germany and Berlin.
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The Rough Guide To The Dordogne And The Lot

Author : Jan Dodd
ISBN : 1843532484
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide to The Dordogne and the Lot is the insider's handbook to one of France's most compelling regions. A full-colour section introduces the region's highlights, from the vineyards of Bordeaux to the prehistoric cave paintings of the Vezere Valley. The guide provides in-depth coverage of all these activities and sights, and many more, including the Dordogne valley's magnificent châteaux and renowned local markets. The authors provide practical advice on navigating the region's waterways, whether by canoe or canal boat. For all corners of the region, there are authoritative reviews of the best places to eat, drink and stay, from humble B&B's to Michelin-starred restaurants. Finally, the contexts section provides incisive background on the region's history, culture, festivals and superb cuisine.
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Dordogne Red Wine

Author : paul stansby
Genre : Fiction
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Harry series starts off in France, this originally was Red wine & Cavemen, one part; which is now a play as originally intended. There are six parts to this to the first series. Most of the stories are fictional based on my experiences and expanded upon, I was in book selling, I did get put out of business by online, and I renovated an old building in France which came to an abrupt halt as UK tax demands put life on hold for several years. I came to the conclusion that working was actually very expensive and little is achieved by doing so through life. This series and the rest of my writings came into life whilst on a mooring on the Fal River, Cornwall 2015, I was trying to write a story and put it on the internet to attract the attention from a friend who I'd only known the christian name, I'd called 'A message in a bottle', for bottles floated around the world with messages as online goes around the world. The idea of Cavemen & Red Wine had come around ten years before when renovating a building in France in an area surrounded by forests, woods, rivers and many hills, a wild part of France, then one morning it suddenly sprung to life and ten hours later I had beginnings of a tale, so I dropped the other story for a while and managed 30k words with this before returning to the other which became a tomb at around 170k words, I re-wrote it, put it online for 3 months and had zero response so took it off. The instigation of Cavemen to written word gave me the impetus to follow the message book through. Prior to 2015, I'd little more than scratch my signature, and indeed this showed, this Cavemen, Harry series one has been re-written around eight times. Eventually I managed three parts to this by early 2016, bookselling had shown that me that series were needed and one off novels were a rarity to pull off no matter how good the writer is. I followed this up with Pretty Girls set In LA, again three parts, now eight parts in Harry series Seven, again re-written countless times. I followed in early this in early 2016, Cider and Guitars, a mammoth tomb in sixteen parts finished around the time of the Brexit vote. After much thought I decided to link these all together with a central character, called Harry, named after a Chinese restaurant I frequented for take aways on a regular basis and a life saver during the Christmas period where retail took off. I completed this series in August 2017 and totals some 930k words in sixty two episodes all with many re-writes to date. Then I set to task on a different series as Harry had taken me over, producing a teen late teen fiction series , and one off historical fiction novel, which still remains unexplained to me as I've never read any, nor intend to, still I wrote one. Then in 2018 I diversified across the fictional genres with series.
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The Rough Guide To Dordogne The Lot

Author : Jan Dodd
ISBN : 9781848366978
Genre : Travel
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The Rough Guide to the Dordogne and the Lot is the ultimate handbook for discovering the region, from its spectacular limestone caves to the fairytale ch�teau of Najac. Discover walks and cycle trails to ancient cliffs and peaceful riverbanks, and stop off at world-famous vineyards. Foodies will enjoy an entire section on A taste of P�rigord, sharing the best of the region's world-renowned cuisine, while readers are directed to the finest restaurants and water-side caf�s, not to mention festivals and local markets. Whether you're looking for the best campsites or the most stylish hotels, you can rely on accommodation suggestions for every budget and taste. You'll find practical advice on travelling around the region, from boat tours to rail services, relying on the clearest maps of any guide. Explore all corners of this region with authoritative background information on everything from the region's varied landscapes and wildlife to its fascinating history and cultural heritage. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to the Dordogne and the Lot.
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A Vineyard In The Dordogne How An English Family Made Their Dream Of Wine Good Food And Sunshine Come True

Author : Jeremy Josephs
ISBN : 9781782191650
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A generation ago, the Ryman family arrived in the Dordogne to follow a dream. To live in France. To make excellent wine in a vineyard of their own. And to have an elegant chateau as a home. Is this not everyone's secret desire? It did not take them long to discover and fall in love with Chateau de la Jaubertie, a beautiful 400 year old country mansion, built from soft golden sandstone and set in the heart of the lush green valley of the Dordogne. Together, the family, Nick Ryman a multi-millionaire from selling his stationery business, his wife Anne, a professional cordonbleu cook, and their three children Hugh, Corinne and Camilla the Rymans embarked on a search for a new life a la francaise. But they had not anticipated the steep learning curve required to deal with the local French people and their customs; nor the passions and rifts that were to erupt within the family. In taking a vineyard producing barely drinkable wine they created the finest wines in Bergerac, thereby beating the French at their own game but the family would never be the same again - the search for their dream almost tore them apart
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Dordogne And Lot

Author : Michael Pauls
ISBN : 1906098921
Genre : Travel
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The Dordogne takes people by surprise. Green and calm and quiet, at first glance it seems like just another corner of rural France designed for good food, fine wine and easy living. Then they notice that it holds humanity's first great works of art, provocative paintings on the walls of its caves that go back over 15,000 years BC. It's been a busy crossroads ever since. The land of a thousand castles has cinematic medieval donjons and turreted Renaissance châteaux to rival those of the Loire. A dramatic history hasn't kept the Dordogne from polishing the arts of everyday life. There's an inviting cuisine based on duck, foie gras and truffles, and lovely villages of warm golden stone that complement some of France's most civilized landscapes. Including ideas for great days out, locals recommendations and travel tips to avoid the crowds and save money, Footprint's full-colour guide Dordogne & Lot gives an insight into a region that will have you reaching for their passport today.What the locals say: Suggestions from local people on where to go and what to do A year in the region: Month-by-month guide to pros and cons of visiting at certain times of the year Great days out: A series of great driving routes and city walks Favourite things: The author's personal recommendations of a place of an activity Pick of the picnic spots: Where to picnic and the best places to buy your goodies
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Country Life

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Genre : Country life
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Tales From The Dordogne

Author : Rudolph Lea
ISBN : 1469757990
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this collection of articles, the author paints vignettes and describes happenings from the vantage point of an American observer in what he has dubbed the Golden Triangle in France. The focus is on a fascinating group of persons and personal experiences in a corner of the beautiful Dordogne valley in the northern edge of the Lot that is still relatively unspoiled, and filled with an astounding number of significant places. The entire region throbs with the material reminders of prehistoric, Celtic, Roman, and medieval times, especially with the beauty of well-preserved fourteenth century villages. Above all, it is the portraits of the several protagonists that provide a look at the infinite complexity of individuals and their experiences.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fatal Pursuit

Author : Martin Walker
ISBN : 9781784294601
Genre : Fiction
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The real life disappearance of 'the most beautiful car ever made' sparks a compelling new case for Bruno, chief of police The Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic was called the most beautiful car of all time. Only four of them were ever built. A California museum paid $37 million for one; Ralph Lauren bought another; a third was smashed by a train at a level crossing. The fourth disappeared in France during World War 2. It was the car used by British racing ace, William Grover Williams, twice winner of the French and Monaco Grand Prix, who became an undercover agent in Occupied France. The latest adventure in the Bruno series of mystery novels starts from this true story. Two young men, both racing drivers with a passion for antique cars, compete to find new clues as to the car's hiding place in the Perigord region of France where Bruno is the local chief of police. When a local researcher turns up dead on Bruno's patch, and French intelligence starts investigating the use of classic car sales to launder money for funding Islamic terrorism, Bruno finds himself once more caught up in a case that reaches far beyond his small town and its people. With the bucolic charm and gourmet cooking that are the hallmarks of this series, Bruno's latest adventure finds him falling in love again as he races to find the murderer and to track down the fate of the most beautiful car ever made.
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The Dordogne Deception

Author : Sherry Joyce
ISBN : 9781475987782
Genre : Fiction
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Ambushed: a twenty-year marriage dissolved. Ambushed: a high-profile executive career hanging precariously by a thread. Ambushed: a seemingly perfect life. Stunned, beautiful and successful Silicon Valley executive Cherise Eden never saw her divorce coming. With a lucrative payout from her job, she flees San Francisco to start a new life in the Dordogne region of France. As the new owner of a posh bed and breakfast, Chateau Roufillay, she meets seductive and irresistible Francois Delacroix, a guest at the castle who sweeps emotionally fragile Cherise off her feet while unaware of his dark past. Retired Scotland Yard detective Brett Maxfield discovers his old friend, Sir Raleigh Aubrey died gruesomely—his wheelchair plummeting down the grand staircase of his manor home, Brightingham. Or, was he pushed? Determined, Brett resolves to unravel the mystery, following the trail of bizarre clues from England to Switzerland and Bordeaux, ultimately leading to Roufillay. Lives, lies and lust intertwine as danger approaches. Trapped and frantic, Cherise needs an ally. But can she trust Brett?
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