Linda Dannenberg

Arts & Style Publishing

The 2016 French Country Diary, on sale now, is published by Abrams Books; $24.95; ISBN 971-1-4197-1617-1.

Within the vibrant yellow slipcase lies a stunning linen-textured hardcover book in a vintage flower and fruit pattern that displays the year in a decorative medallion.

Recent Books

FRENCH COUNTRY KITCHENS (Clarkson Potter, 2008), offers intimate entrée into the kitchens of more than sixty homes throughout the French countryside. For anyone designing a kitchen, or for those armchair travelers dreaming of spending a long, leisurely sojourn in a beautiful French home, this book offers ample inspiration.

NEW FRENCH COUNTRY, published in 2005, is a lavish style and source book featuring the houses, colors, fabrics, furniture and tiles of Provence, with an extensive guide to suppliers in the United States and France. Signed copies available directly from the author.

Linda Dannenberg is the award-winning author of fourteen books focusing on French lifestyle and cuisine, a prolific magazine writer, and a lecturer on French style and design.

Linda visits the alluring shops along the rue Saint-Louis-en-L'Ile during a recent research visit to Paris.

It was a memorable year spent working in Paris at an haute-couture fabric house after graduating from Connecticut College in New London Connecticut that instilled a life-long passion for France, and eventually determined Linda's subsequent career path. She returned to the United States and moved to New York, beginning her professional media career at CBS News, working as a researcher in the network’s News Library. She later worked as a feature writer and Books Editor at Family Circle magazine, and then moved on to Working Woman as the magazine’s founding Features Editor. The jobs were wonderful and fulfilling, but the Lorelei call of France eventually proved impossible to resist.

Linda returned to France to author her first book, The Paris Way of Beauty, published by Simon & Schuster. More than a dozen books followed. Among her book titles are the iconic quartet of Pierre Deux French Country books, including Pierre Deux’s French Country, Pierre Deux’s Brittany, and Paris Country; French Country Kitchens; New French Country; Paris Bistro Cooking, Paris Boulangerie-Pâtisserie (nominated for a Julia Child Cookbook of the Year award); and Ducasse: Flavors of France (nominated for a James Beard Award and winner of the Versailles International Cookbook award).

Among Linda's pet projects is the much-loved FRENCH COUNTRY DIARY, an iconic weekly engagement calendar showcasing French style, design, and poetic art de vivre. Beautifully produced, and containing a wealth of design and travel information, the Diary attracts a world-wide audience; fans collect each edition year after year, lining their bookshelves with the vibrant, fabric-patterned slipcases. These days, The Diary, which celebrates its 28th anniversay with the 2016 edition, is used as much for decorating ideas and planning French travel itineraries as it is for recording important dates throughout the year.

Linda's articles on design, travel and cuisine have appeared in many publications, including Town & Country, The Los Angeles Times, Travel & Leisure, House Beautiful, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times and Departures. She has lectured on French style and design at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum; the Katonah Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Design Center.

A Selection of Linda's Articles and Books

"Work and pleasure have taken me around the world, but I’ve learned that it is sometimes the mundane domestic flight that changes your life."
When it comes to iconic baguettes, flaky croissants, and melt-in-your-mouth pains au chocolat, the French capital delivers. February 2007 (Travel + Leisure)
Nothing compares to a languid lunch or a multicourse dinner in the French countryside. From Arles to Apt, Linda Dannenberg dishes up some of the most delicious—and charming—family-run restaurants in the south of France (Travel + Leisure)
Provence is a cornucopia of regional treasures--if only you know where to look. (Departures)
A lavishly illustrated design book presenting the distinctive style of Provence.
An evocatively photographed gastronomic tour of 19 top Paris bistros, with more than 100 recipes.