Faculty Book: Mary Ann Caws

Mary Ann Caws

Provençal Cooking: Savoring A Simple Life in France
(Pegasus Books, 2008)

More than thirty years ago, Mary Ann Caws, then a young professor, moved to Provence to translate the poetry of Provençal poet René Char. What sounded like a simple romantic sojourn turned into a journey of self-discovery on the joys of living simply and enjoying the maxims of the Provençal "good life"—good company, good food, and great wine, preferably from your neighbor's vineyard. The process of preparing food and then sharing it with friends and neighbors came to embody the essence of their existence on the hillside of Mount Vertaux. Now, in this delightful and lyric meditation on Provence and its food, Mary Ann invites you to sit down at her table and share in some of her favorite recipes, the recipes of her neighbors, and her delicious memories of life in France. Mary Ann Caws is a distinguished professor of comparative literature, English, and French at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: DEC 17, 2008

Category: Comparative Literature, English, Faculty Books, French