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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.