Patricia Wells, long recognized as the leading American
authority on French food, and her husband, Walter, live the life in
France that many of us have often fantasized about. After more than
a quarter century, they are as close to being accepted as "French"
as any non-natives can be. In this delightful memoir they share in
two voices their experiences-the good, the bad, and the
funny-offering a charming and evocative account of their beloved
home and some of the wonderful people they have met along the way.
Full of the flavor and color of the couple's adopted country, this
tandem memoir reflects on the life that France has made possible
for them and explores how living abroad has shaped their
Written in lyrical, sensuous prose and filled with anecdotes,
insights, and endearing snapshots of Walter and Patricia over the
years, We've Always Had Paris . . . and Provence
beautifully conveys the nuances of the French and their culture as
only a practiced observer can. Literally a moveable feast to be
savored and shared, including more than thirty recipes that will
delight readers and cooks alike, the couple's valentine to France
and to each other is delicious in every way.