Georgeanne Brennan has won both a James Beard and a Julia Child award, and is the author and co-author of numerous cookbooks. Her highly-praised memoir, A Pig in Provence, recounts her food and family life in France, where she bought a farmhouse in 1970, raised goats and made goats’ milk cheese. Between 2000 and 2006, Georgeanne offered week-long culinary adventures in Provence, and her program was featured in Gourmet magazine, In-Style, and Food and Wine. Recently she has begun a new and similar culinary program, but this time, closer to home, ‘Provence in California’. Georgeanne offers small groups weekend or one-day culinary experiences at her small farm in Northern California, where attendees gather fruits, vegetables, and herbs from her extensive garden, cook in her simple farm kitchen, and then enjoy a long multi-course, Provence-style meal. This program was featured in Gourmet magazine’s last issue (November 2009). Georgeanne’s program is being featured once again, this time in the May issue of Sunset magazine, which will be on stands in late April. Georgeanne is currently at work on a book on cheese for Williams-Sonoma and a combination prequel – sequel to A Pig in Provence. As a principal in the consulting firm of Evans & Brennan, LLC, she works extensively with school lunch programs, providing professional development for kitchen staff, marketing, and promotional opportunities. Other clients include Center for Ecoliteracy, Columbia Foundation, and Yolo County. In addition to her culinary adventures and food writing, Georgeanne is the co-founder of the Provence Writers Retreat for Women, held annually at her farmhouse in Provence. Here a small group of women gather to write, cook from the garden, and nourish their creative spirit.
Recipes by Georgeanne Brennan