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Food & Wine
Victoria

Victoria May - June 2016

In a frantic and hurried world, Victoria offers a respite from the chaos of everyday life. The pages are dedicated to living beautifully when entertaining, cooking, and decorating and even in artistic pursuits - and now you can enjoy every single page on your tablet! With a distinct personality all its own, Victoria personifies feminity, passion, and an enterprising spirit. Each issue features decorating and entertaining ideas, recipes, travel stories, essays from inspiring women, and much more.

Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hoffman Media
Frequency:
Bimonthly
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7 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
dear friends

For months we anticipate pulling together the stories and pictures that comprise this issue. Focusing on France and Gallic traditions is easy for us, with our resident Francophiles nearby. We search all year for the blend of sophisticated and rustic that typifies the beloved country, from rural villages to world-class Paris. Within these pages, I think you will find inspiration for bringing a touch of France to your dwelling. My memories of visits to French villages include seeing a profusion of roses growing near most cottage doorways. How inviting those flowers seemed! I love the idea of blossoms perfuming the air as a French woman opens the door to greet guests and invites them in, perhaps for a cup of tea and a madeleine or a glass of sparking wine and…

1 min.
victoriamag.com

Take a closer look at some of our favorite May/June features: Dear Old World Prince Edward Island, home of beloved author Lucy Maud Montgomery, served as inspiration for her well-known character, Anne of Green Gables. This coastal community is a perfect getaway for sightseeing and learning more about its rich history. A Taste of Beaune The mother-daughter duo opened The Cook’s Atelier to train local and international visitors alike on seasonal ingredients, regional wines, and provincial cuisine. They share favorite recipes from their popular culinary destination. Peaceful Sojourns Be transported to the charming region of Burgundy, France. Immerse yourself in its humble culture brimming with illustrious scenery and a storied past. A Painterly Palate Celebrate French impressionism art with a midday repast. We bring you a menu inspired by the time period and the prized artists of the…

4 min.
vive la france!

When I was 9 years old, I began my study of the French language and French literature. When I was 13, I acquired a pen pal who lived in Paris. I learned how to perfect my pronunciation by listening to the singers Béatrice Arnac, Gilbert Bécaud, Jacqueline François, and Yves Montand. In college, I majored in French and spent my junior year abroad at the Sorbonne; I later became a French teacher. The moment I arrived in France and heard the people speaking the language I absolutely adored, I felt I was home. Eventually, I met my pen pal and his mother. Of course, I frequented the Louvre, Quai d’Orsay, and the Musée Rodin. After watching Julia Child, I attempted to prepare her coq au vin for my family. I wore…

6 min.
two kitchens, two countries

“Gathered around a table, I’m attending a ritual. Each platter arrives with images of a grandmother, a mother, and with tastes and memories from hundreds of dinners.” When I first started cooking at Bramasole, my house in Tuscany, I fell in love with the heightened flavors and simplicity of local food. I felt at home with the plenitude, generosity, and hospitality I found—so close to my southern traditions. No one has to explain why Italian is the one cuisine you see all over the world. It is easy to love. The food remains intensely regional and so diverse from north to south. At that time, I had no idea how much I would learn. As I made friends and began to dine at their houses and invite them over to mine,…

2 min.
provencal flair

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop”—OVID“ Oh, the summer night Has a smile of light And she sits on a sapphire throne” —BARRY CORNWALL…

2 min.
the winding path to avonlea

SEE MORE ON THE WEB at victoriamag.com “ISN’T IT SPLENDID TO THINK OF ALL THE THINGS THERE ARE TO FIND OUT ABOUT? IT JUST MAKES ME FEEL GLAD TO BE ALIVE—IT’S SUCH AN INTERESTING WORLD.” —L. M. Montgomery…