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Vérane Frédiani, Alexis Steinman & Georgina Viou Author Talk • Taste the World in Marseille: Marseille Cuisine by the Marseillais

Monday June 24 at 6:30pm

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.


Vérane Frédiani Writer of Taste the World in Marseille.  A producer, director, editor, journalist, author and photographer. Recently she focused her career on creating documentaries and writing books on gastronomy. In 2017 she filmed the documentary “The Goddesses of Food” with chefs Alice Waters, Dominique Crenn and Amanda Cohen among many other international women chefs. The film is available on Apple TV. 

    Alexis Steinman is an American food & travel writer and translator based in Marseille. Her work has appeared in Roads & Kingdoms, Saveur, Atlas Obscura, Lonely Planet, and The Globe and Mail. Proud to have translated Vérane Frédiani’s Taste the World in Marseille, the first English book about Marseille cuisine, she leads food tours as the Marseille Bureau Chief of Culinary Backstreets. 

    Georgina Viou French chef and writer of Beninese origin who creates dishes inspired by Benin and Southern France. She is the first female chef of color in France to receive a Michelin Star. Georgiana Viou is featured in the book Taste the world in Marseille. 

    Taste the World in Marseille — Filmmaker and journalist Vérane Frédiani presents a vibrant cookbook celebrating the multicultural, unclassifiable cuisine of Marseille.
    “The food has always been a reflection of its population, but it keeps getting better, more inventive.” —New York Times Style Magazine

    Situated on France’s southern coast along the Mediterranean Sea, Marseille is the country’s oldest city, and its unique character is shaped by its inhabitants and their remarkable culinary diversity. Marseille’s authentic flavors escape classification, as the seaport city offers an array of foods, ranging from French and Provençal to home cooking and gourmet.

    In this feast of a book, Marseille native and gourmand Vérane Frédiani captures a portrait of a city through its food and culinary figures. With 70 recipes that include pizza, couscous, seafood, and much more, 
    Taste the World in Marseille offers something for every kind of food lover, and brings the city’s gastronomical recognition, cosmopolitan vibrancy, and remarkable history to readers living outside of its most iconic neighborhoods.


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    Villa Albertine San Francisco Launched in 2021 by the French Embassy in the United States, Villa Albertine is an arts institution that supports cultural exchanges between the United States, France and beyond. Present in 10 American cities, Villa Albertine offers innovative programming nationwide, including 50+ residencies each year for artists, thinkers, and creators across all disciplines; a series of cross-cultural dialogues and events; grants, resources, and incubator programs for professionals in the cultural sphere; and a magazine “States”. 

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