Linda Dannenberg

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We celebrate the 30th anniversary of the French Country Diary with our beautiful 2018 edition, published by Abrams Books Books! Available August 9, 2017

Linda Dannenberg is co-author, with Alain Ducasse, of DUCASSE: FLAVORS OF FRANCE, published by Artisan Books. DUCASSE: FLAVORS OF FRANCE was nominated for a James Beard award and is the winner of the Versailles International Cookbook award.

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.

Within the vibrant yellow slipcase of THE FRENCH COUNTRY DIARY 2016 lies a stunning linen-textured hardcover book in a vintage flower and fruit pattern that displays the year in a decorative medallion.

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.


Recent Books

Linda Dannenberg is the author of fourteen books focusing on French lifestyle and cuisine, an experienced magazine writer and editor, and a lecturer on French style and design.

Visiting the alluring shops along the rue de Saint-Louis-en-L'Ile during a recent research trip to Paris.

It was a memorable post-grad year working in Paris at a Right bank textiles firm that inspired my life-long passion for France, and determined my career path. I fell in love with bistros, with the cafés on every corner, with the galleries on the rue de Seine, with the smell of Gauloises in the air, even with the Paris Métro.
When my Gallic year was over I returned to the United States and moved to New York, beginning my professional media career at CBS News where I worked as a researcher in the network’s News Library. I later signed on as a feature writer and Books Editor at Family Circle magazine, leaving five years later to join 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.

I returned to France to author my first book, The Paris Way of Beauty, published by Simon & Schuster. More than a dozen books followed. Among my other French-inspired 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 my projects these days is the much-loved FRENCH COUNTRY DIARY, an iconic weekly engagement calendar showcasing French style, design, and poetic art de vivre. The 2018 edition celebrates the Diary's 30th anniversary. Beautifully produced by Abrams Books, 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. The Diary, filled with a wealth of travel, dining and design tips,is used as much for decorating ideas and planning French travel itineraries as it is for recording important dates throughout the year.

My 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. I speak as well as write, and have lectured on French style and design at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum; the Katonah Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Design Center.


TOWN & COUNTRY TRAVEL: STELLAR CHEF ANNE-SOPHIE PIC.........."A third generation of food lovers is making the pilgrimage to Valence, where the first Frenchwoman in half a century to receive three Michelin stars works her magic. By Linda Dannenberg

PARIS BISTRO COOKING, published by Clarkson Potter, a best-selling French cookbook in print for more than 20 years. It features the recipes, the stories and the history of 20 classic Paris bistros. “Paris Bistro Cooking is one of those rare books on food and its lore that transports the reader and sates the appetite at the same time.” -- Roland Foster Jenkins, The New York Times

AVAILABLE TO FANS OF VINTAGE FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHY! FRANCE NOIR ET BLANC Wall Calendar 2014. For everyone who has a passion for France, here is a Gallic year imbued with the romance of a lost time. France Noir et Blanc captures the mystique of an iconic world with glorious black and white photographs and an elegant, Art Deco-inspired design. The finely printed calendar showcases work by some of France's finest photographers active in the first half of the twentieth century: Laure Albin Guillot: Gaston Paris; René-Jacques; Roger Schall; Jacques Nisberg, and Pierre Jahan. Their memorable images are part of the historic photography collections of the Agence Roger-Viollet in Paris. FRANCE NOIR ET BLANC is printed in 300-screen duotone by Meridian Printing in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. ISBN 978-0-988-71566-0, $20.00; Cover photograph of American model Ivy Nicholson © Jack Nisberg/Roger-Viollet

Portfolio of Magazine and Newspaper Articles:

"There is Provence, of course, and then there is “Provençal.” While Provence has been content to stay put over the last few millenia, luring romantics and sensualists to its colorful landscape, “Provençal”-- the once-humble region’s evocative, chic-rustique style -- has gone out and conquered the world.” http://www.departures.com/art-culture/design/pursuit-provençal
"The coffers of Zug were not always brimming with gold. For most of its 700-year history, Zug was an impoverished little lakeside town notable only for its catastrophes." http://articles.latimes.com/1994-04-17/travel/tr-46852_1_lake-zug
"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." nytimes.com/2007/09/11/business/ 11flier.html
"When it comes to iconic baguettes, flaky croissants, and melt-in-your-mouth pains au chocolat, the French capital delivers." (Travel + Leisure, February 2007 )
"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)