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,  reflections, and updates on my  on-line store, La Vie Rustic.


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.

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.

Here on the home page, I’ll post upcoming events such as cooking demonstrations and classes, tours and more, like the upcoming, hands-on Cassoulet Class at Epicurean Exchange on March 3, 2016.

And, you can enroll in my on-line  Provencal Cooking Class at Craftsy.com where I’ll take you through a meal from aperitifs to dessert, featuring a Bouillabaisse feast as well as Herbed Leg of Lamb.

Look for my Op-Ed on Delicious France in the Sunday, January 24, 2016 San Francisco Chronicle.