Welcome to my website

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Here you’ll find me blogging  and posting about different things I find interesting around food, wine, culture, travel, my garden, projects, and reflections.  Read my latest blog From Seed to Salad posted 10/6/2014. The photo below is of young radicchio in my garden.






La Vie Rustic has launched. New this week is   Sel d’Abricots made with a California heirloom apricot, the Blenheim. It  is exceeding aromatic.

At La Vie Rustic you can buy products I’ve created, such as seed collections of French heirloom lettuces and chicories, all packed in letter-press printed envelopes. Watch for the letter-press holiday cards imprinted with turn of the century letters, printed by my master printer friend on his Heidleberg press. I have DIY charcuterie set, jars of jars of Sel de Figues,  Fields of Red Poppies to plant,  a Chicken Scratch patch and more.  www.lavierustic.com

In the Provence section of the website, you’ll find information about a village house to rent there, books, photos, and other items of interest centering around that magical place where I’ve lived off and on for many years. It just seemed it needed its own space on my website just like it has in my heart.

In Books, you’ll find almost all of the books I’ve authored or co-authored, along with awards and some of my favorite books by others.

In Recipes – I’ll be posting new ones every week or so, so keep visiting. Current Favorite: Pork Roast with Figs.

On Assignment showcases some of the articles I write for newspapers and magazines on travel and food. I’ve just put up links to my stories on the Costa Brava Wine Region and Bali, plus some new photos.

In the consulting category, Evans & Brennan, LLC continues to work to provide training to school lunch staff on world flavor profiles, and on cooking from scratch with seasonal produce. We also continue to write our blog, “Who’s Cooking School Lunch?” Do subscribe to this to read  interviews and see photos of real people cooking school lunch, plus guest blogs from the changing world of school lunch by the people making the changes.Check the new posts there.  www.whoscookingschoolunch.com

Here on the home page, I’ll post upcoming events such as cooking demonstrations and classes, tours and more.