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Hot Sun, Cool Shadow

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Author: Angela Murrills

Genre: Biography & Memoirs
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780749083540
Rights: UK & Europe
Pub. Date: 1st October 2007

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An unabashed celebration of the joys of food and cooking, Hot Sun, Cool Shadow follows the story of award-winning food-writer Angela Murrills and the artist Peter Matthews, who travel together to the southerly French region of Languedoc.  The Languedoc is famed for its landscape, legendary gastronomical pleasures and rich culture, stretching from the Rhone to the Pyrennees, it is one of Europe`s oldest provinces and one of its most fertile regions.

Hot Sun, Cool Shadow, is a vivid account of their quest for the finest wines, cuisine and characters. Along the way they discover ancient houses, take in the scenery that inspired great artists like Henry Matisse, retrace the steps of Toulouse-Lautrec, and recreate typical dishes of the region; finally settling themselves in this staunchly independent agricultural region, where life moves at a steady pace under the mellow sun.

Hot Sun, Cool Shadow includes over eighty illustrations by renowned artist Peter Matthews.

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'An absolutely delicious book...perfect for summer reading whether you are visiting the region, or not. The illustrations are delightful, capturing the atmosphere of the region and the flavour of the recipes. We loved it! Highly Recommended!Hot brands, Cool Places

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Wonderful read which captures the character and style of the Languedoc and there's history and loads of food on there too. My only criticism is that I can only read a chapter before I need to eat - not a read for anybody on a dietDavid Allcock

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