Linda Dannenberg

Arts & Style Publishing

Biography

Enjoying a working lunch in Paris at La Fontaine de Mars bistro on the rue Saint-Dominique, a long-time favorite spot not far from the Eiffel Tower with soul-warming food and an enchanting vintage ambiance.

Linda Dannenberg was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and raised in the nearby suburb of Newton. She graduated from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut as a language major specializing in Italian literature. After college, she spent a year in Paris, working as a trainee at an haute couture fabric house. 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.

She is currently a freelance writer, editor and translator. Her first book, The Paris Way of Beauty, was published by Simon & Schuster. She has subsequently authored or co-authored 13 books: Pierre Deux’s French Country; Pierre Deux’s Brittany; Pierre Deux’s Normandy; Pierre Deux’s Paris Country (all Literary Guild selections); Paris Bistro Cooking; Paris Boulangerie-Pâtisserie (from Clarkson Potter); Ducasse: Flavors of France, with Alain Ducasse from Artisan; French Tarts; Perfect Vinaigrettes; Fresh Herb Cooking; and True Blueberry from Stewart, Tabori & Chang. She also produces an annual desk calendar in collaboration with French photographer Guillaume de Laubier --The French Country Diary--inaugurated in 1989 by Workman Publishing. Among the works she has translated from French are Ducasse Made Simple , There Are Still Kings: The Ten Royal Families of Europe, by Laure Boulay de la Meurthe, and Everyday French Cooking, by Christian Constant.

Her 2004 design book, New French Country, a lavishly illustrated book on the style and lifestyle of Provence, was published by Clarkson Potter/​Publishers. French Country Kitchens , also from Potter, debuted in November, 2008. It features 65 authentic French kitchens from simple to spectacular.

In addition to producing more than a dozen books, Linda Dannenberg is also an active contributor to many magazines, writing on design, travel, and food. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, The Wine Spectator, Town & Country, Departures, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, House Beautiful, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times.

She lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband, Steve, and their son, Ben.

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)