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Linda Dannenberg is the author of fourteen books focusing on French lifestyle and design. She began her career at CBS News in New York, working as a researcher at the Broadcast Center on West 57th Street. She went on to serve as Books Editor and Feature Writer at Family Circle and as Features Editor at Working Woman. She writes for many national publications, including Town & Country, Travel & Leisure, The Wine Spectator, and The Los Angeles Times. Fluent in French, she has translated five non-fiction books, including There Are Still Kings (Crown), the stories of Europe's ten surviving monarchies. 
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"A favorite day in Paris for me includes exploring the tiny shops and galleries on the Ile-Saint-Louis, then crossing over the Seine to the Right Bank for a savory bistro lunch at the timeless Chez Julien."

A post-grad year working in Paris at a couture textiles firm inspired my life-long passion for France, and determined my eventual career path. I fell in love with bistros, with the cafés on every corner, with the galleries on the rue de Seine, and with the aroma of Gauloises in the air.  When my Gallic year was over, I moved to New York, beginning my professional media career at CBS News. 


After several rewarding New York years, 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 titles are the quartet of iconic 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 cited by Forbes Magazine in 2020 as one of "The Best Cookbooks of All Time"; and Ducasse: Flavors of France (nominated for a James Beard Award and winner of the Versailles International Cookbook award).


Among my current projects is the much-loved French Country Diary. Prized as an annual album of contemporary French style, the Diary is a weekly engagement calendar showcasing sumptuous interior design, lush gardens, extraordinary landscapes, and poetic art de vivre. The inspiring photographs are by renowned French art and lifestyle photographer, Guillaume de Laubier. The 2024 edition celebrates the Diary's 36th anniversary. Beautifully produced by Abrams Books, and containing a wealth of decorating 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 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 cuisine, design, and travel 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

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 Miller, 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, published in 2014 and now a sought-after collector's itemcaptures 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