Linda Dannenberg

Arts & Style Publishing


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, a skilled 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 couture fabric house that inspired my life-long passion for France, and eventually determined my career path. I returned to the United States and moved to New York, beginning my professional media career at CBS News, working as a researcher in the network’s News Library. I later worked as a feature writer and Books Editor at Family Circle magazine, eventually leaving 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 pet projects these days is the much-loved FRENCH COUNTRY DIARY, an iconic weekly engagement calendar showcasing French style, design, and poetic art de vivre. 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.

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French Country Wall Calendar 2015, from Abrams Books (Photograph by Guillaume de Laubier)

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.”çal
"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."
"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." 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)