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Rebekah Peppler Author Talk • Le Sud: Recipes from Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Wednesday June 5 at 6:30 pm

A note about our in-store events:

We offer first come, first served seating in our shop. There will be overflow room outside if needed and the author will be mic'd. Everyone is welcome to attend.

You can pre-order a copy below for pick-up at the event or purchase copies on-site.


Rebekah Peppler is a Paris-based writer, stylist, and author. She is the author of Le Sud (April 2024), À Table, the James Beard Award–nominated Apéritif, and Honey, a Short Stack Edition. She is a regular contributor to the New York Times. Her recipes and food and travel writing have appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, Vanity Fair, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, and elsewhere. When she’s not working, you can find her cooking, eating, and drinking in the 18th arrondissement, where she lives with her partner.

Asha Loupy is an Oakland based writer and freelance recipe developer. She is also the current recipe editor for Diaspora Co, a company equitably sourcing spices from India & Sri Lanka. Asha has spent over a decade in the specialty food industry, from cheesemonger to grocery buyer and e-commerce manager. You can find her work in Bon Appétit, Food52, and now, Epicurious. When she's not cooking, you can find her exploring Oakland in search of the perfect negroni.

Le SudThe charms of le sud are many. The food culture is vibrant and season-focused; the tables are welcoming and convivial. In Le Sud, Rebekah Peppler distills these flavors, techniques, and spirit of the South of France into a never-before-seen collection of recipes, photographs, and stories.

The region—and its many culinary viewpoints—spans from the snowcapped Southern Alps in the north to the French Mediterranean in the south, the Rhône River to the west, and Italy along its eastern border. And like many regions where landscapes and people happily crash into each other, the food is dynamic and exciting. Here are recipes—from drinks to savory to sweet—that capture the modern tables and life lived around them in the south of France today.

Le Sud’s transporting photography expands our visual understanding of Provence outside solely lavender fields and endless summer holidays to showcase the geographically and culturally diverse region and its tables. As in À Table—her inspiring cookbook about dining the French way—Peppler’s recipes drip in home cook equity.

Interwoven alongside the recipes and photography are fun, informative sidebars that reflect this perspective of eating and drinking in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and provide an inspiring, approachable guide to the south of France. Sidebars elevate a reader’s knowledge of southeastern French cooking and eating, from the wines of the region to after-dinner drinking to the (modern) Provençal cheese plate. 
Le Sud is more than a recipe book; it is a dive into and a celebration of this abundant, enchanting region that has long captured the imaginations of many.