The whirlwind of Markets of Provence book talks and touring continues. I’ve bounced from Boston and New York clear across the country to California. I’ve had the opportunity to present at 92nd St. Y, Omnivore Books, Kepler’s Books, Porter Square Books, as well as others mentioned in a previous blogpost.
Although travel can be wearying, these jaunts have been energizing. That’s partly related to indulging in side pleasures such as Philz coffee, the Ferry Building marketplace, sea lion sightings, Marla’s Bakery, the Broadway show Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, and strolls through Central Park. But more than anything, the sense of exhilaration comes from reconnecting with friends and making lots of interesting people. There seems to be a contagion effect of enthusiasm for Provence. Many say that they can’t wait to travel there. Others get vicarious pleasure from hearing or talking about it. I’ve also been fueled by, and grateful for, the enthusiastic reactions of those in the professional community, such as Anthony Peregrine writing for The Telegraph, that Markets of Provence is a “cracking, pocket-sized guide.”
In the coming months, I look forward to sharing photos, stories, advice, and practical tips on this blog. I’ll say more about how the book came about and offer insights that I gleaned from multiple trips to Provence, crisscrossing the region to discover the best food and flea markets.
But first, it’s off to Paris! I can’t wait to return and re-immerse myself in one of my favorite cities in the world. Stay tuned for more about all of these adventures soon.