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A Summer In Gascony

Author : Martin Calder
ISBN : 9781857884029
Genre : Travel
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The only travel writing book on Gascony, A Summer in Gascony is a charming and humorous tale of an extraordinary summer spent in this relatively unknown part of south-western France, the home of D Artagnan, Cyrano de Bergerac, gutsy red wine, fine sweet wine Armagnac and sunflowers. It is a tale of two love affairs: an idyllic summer romance and a lifelong love affair with Gascony with its village festivals, dusty roads and sun-baked wine country. Stretching from Toulouse in the east to the Atlantic coast in the west, from the river Garonne in the north to the Pyrenees in the south, Gascony is a golden land of rolling hills and wide horizons, swathed with vineyards, sunflowers, maize and pastures. It has a distinct identity which sets it apart from the rest of France and old affinities with England: the Gascons fought alongside the English in the Middle Ages and the Napoleonic Wars against their common foe the French. In the tiny hamlet of Peguilhan, Martin Calder is introduced to the Gascon way of life: working in the fields, shepherding and slaughtering sheep, feeding the cattle, harvesting the wheat, watering the crops. He discovers a unique people, fiercely proud of their independent heritage. Full of colourful characters: the charismatic and convivial Jacques-Henri, the hardworking farmer whose family take Martin into their home and hearts; the yoga-practising Germans; Pattes, the mischievous stray dog; Madame Parle-Beaucoup , the town gossip and Monsieur Fustignac, whose pride in his Gascon heritage is unforgettable. But the real star of the book is Gascony itself, with its strong spirit of independence and the simple pleasures it provides. Written by a true Francophile who has come to know the people and understands their way of life, A Summer in Gascony evokes the spirit, sights, smells and sounds of this still relatively unknown and unspoiled other South of France.

Memories Of Gascony

Author : Pierre Koffmann
ISBN : 9781845338213
Genre : Cooking
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Pierre Koffmann's Memories of Gascony is the story of how one of the most influential chefs of our time first learned to love food. With recipes and reminiscences from his grandparents' home in rural Gascony, this is an intimate account of school holidays spent on the farm helping his grandfather to harvest and hunt, and learning to treasure seasonality, simplicity and the best ingredients at his grandmother's side. The finest of Gascony produce is here, with a focus on simplicity. The recipes stand the test of time and speak to the food tastes and trends of today. While you read the charming stories of everyday life on the farm, you'll devour the cuisine as you go along - dandelion salad with bacon and poached egg, grilled chicken with shallots and vinaigrette, and greengages in armagnac in Spring; chicken liver pate with capers, Bayonne ham tart with garlic, oeufs a la neige in Summer; roast hare with mustard and beetroot, salt cod cassoulet and quince jelly in Autumn; and fried eggs with foie gras, potato and bacon pie and tarte aux pruneaux in Winter. This is a book to learn, love and live from.

The Companion Guide To Gascony And The Dordogne

Author : Richard Barber
ISBN : 1900639270
Genre : Travel
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The guide for the traveller as opposed to the tourist: the person for whom the history of the region and its reflection in landscape, buildings and culture are the essence of travel.

The Gascony Letters

Author : Richard Massey
ISBN : 9781633734326
Genre : Fiction
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The Darkest of Tidings Can Lead to the Greatest of Triumphs Banished from his beloved London in 1303, Gregory of Bordeaux heads to Gascony, the old wine duchy in southwest France, to wait out his expulsion. Far from idle, he is burdened with tasks that if completed, enable a triumphal return home, where his wife and infant twins await. Out into the hills he rides, the cities and castles, the vineyards and wastelands, each stop a step closer to the tidy merchant’s life he’d left behind. Smoldering among the writs and letters tucked in his satchel is an arrest warrant, one he must serve on an outlawed traitor to the king. Safe within the walls of his bleak stronghold, Alphonse of Bayonne—brooding over his mistakes and eaten through with tedium—must bide his time until a royal pardon, his last and doubtful hope for redemption, is granted. Gregory, who in exile sees a grand opportunity for his own ends, has other ideas. The Gascony Letters, sequel to The Southampton Chronicle, is another stone-and-steel dash through the Middle Ages, another series of high escapades in a time when horses were fast, swords were sharp, and all roads led to peril. Joined by his former page, Warren of Lichfield, Gregory again resorts to his feared weapon of choice—a goose-feather quill dipped in poisonous ink—as he struggles to tilt the field in his favor.

The Maid Of Gascony Cantata The Words By Longfellow Vocal Score

Author : John Hart Gordon
ISBN : BL:A0022892154
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Gascony And The Pyrenees

Author : Dana Facaros
ISBN : 1860111548
Genre : Travel
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The fourth edition of Cadogan's stunning guide to Gascony and the Pyrenees takes travelers deep into a fascinating region that is home to both Gascons and Basques. This is a place for lazy touring, and with Cadogan as their guide they will be able to meander through the beautiful scenery and find the perfect village restaurant where madame will cook them up a hearty plate of game or duck that Parisians would die for. Explore Europe's biggest forest in the Landes, a vast flat carpet of pines planted in the time of Napoleon III, or relax in the département of the Gers, which fits all the archetypal images of southwest France with its rich lands, sweet rivers, geese and foie gras, and vineyards destined for fine armagnac. If visitors want some activity to work off all that fine cuisine de terroir, Cadogan will lead them to the best mountain walks, climbs, and ski centers, or if they would rather just indulge, to the best vineyards and wine-tasting. There are even local recipes included so they can recreate the Gascon flavor long after they have left.

De Sens Rassis

Author : Keith Busby
ISBN : 9042017554
Genre : Social Science
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These articles are mainly concerned with medieval French literature, particularly those areas in which the honorand of the volume, Rupert T. Pickens, has distinguished himself: Old French Arthurian romance, Marie de France, chanson de geste,later poetry (including Villon), and the Occitan troubadour lyric. Among the contributors are some of the most significant scholars from the U.S.A., Canada, France, Switzerland, and the U.K. working in Old French studies today. The volume will be of interest to specialists in Old French, Occitan, and medieval literature generally. Some of the articles deal with relatively unknown works, and all are informed by current developments in medieval literary studies.

Despatches Of Michele Suriano And Marc Antonio Barbaro

Author : Michele Suriano
ISBN : 9781108077316
Genre : History
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Published in 1891, this work reproduces and translates the Venetian ambassadorial despatches from the French court in the early 1560s.

Sketch Book Of A Cadet From Gascony

Author : James Warner Bellah
ISBN : UCAL:$B323007
Genre : Short stories, American
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South To Gascony

Author : Michael Brown
ISBN : WISC:89083744425
Genre : Gascony (France)
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Traces the history of Gascony, which was ruled by Britain for three hundred years, and describes the landscapes, people, and traditions of this region of southern France

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