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October 16, 2005

Zuni Café celebrates the artistry of Paula Wolfert

by Carolyn Tillie

Paula_arrives_1On Thursday, October 13, 2005, Judy Rodgers and Zuni Café celebrated the release of Ms. Wolfert's completely revised and updated The Cooking of Southwest France.  The original seminal edition, published over 20 years ago, laid the foundation and opened the doors to a regional cuisine then considered exotic. In an era when building your own pizza on store-bought Bobboli crust was considered "cooking Italian," The Cooking of Southwest France introduced concepts of rustic sophistication of French cuisine to an English-speaking public.  In researching and revising her original tome, Paula enlisted the aid of a small group of enthusiastic supporters via the internet to test and retest both old and new recipes.


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September 24, 2005

Zuni Cafe


Dear Friends

Zuni Cafe is delighted to celebrate Paula Wolfert and the new edition of
The Cooking of Southwest France

The brilliant cookbook is full revised, updated and enriched with many
wonderful new recipes. It is as essential as the original edition from 1985.

On Thursday, October 13th 2005 our dinner menu will feature
a number of our favorite dishes from the book.

Books will be available and Paula will be here to meet you and sign books.

                  Reservations are limited. Please call 415-552-2522
                              and please mention you are coming for
                                The Cooking of Southwest France


The Cooking of Southwest France


                         "AN INDISPENSABLE COOKBOOK"

—Jeffrey Steingarten, Vogue

The culinary classic, now completely revised and enhanced with sixty new recipes 

The Cooking of
Southwest France

Recipes from France’s Magnificent Rustic Cuisine

Paula Wolfert


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August 14, 2005

My Old Moroccan Home by P. Wolfert

"If you see her, say 'hello.'

She might be in Tangier..."

‑Bob Dylan

It has been nineteen years.

On the plane I keep telling myself I'm going back to Tangier to see my old house and garden, find my old house‑keeper, pick up a few new recipes, see a few old friends. The truth is I want to revisit the city which formed my adult life...perhaps finally to get it out of my system. It has been 19 years. Between 1959 and‑ 1976, I did three stints in Tangier. Each time I left, I longed to return; and now I am returning again.


For me Tangier was always a place of contradictions ‑‑ European and Arab, luxurious and shabby, comfortable and exotic, familiar and mysterious. It was the city where I had lived unhappily with one husband and very happily with another, set up households, raised my children, forged friendships, learned what the Mediterranean life‑style was about and how to live it.

(view of the city from my bedroom window)

It was also the place where I found my vocation as food‑ writer, where I discovered who I really was.

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