...it would be defined by Beatrice Peltre (below), an award-winning blogger who lives in this area, and whose blog just became the book "La Tartine Gourmande: Recipes for An Inspired Life."
Bea, who was raised in rural eastern France, is both the writer and photographer of her book, which is most unusual. Once you see her photographs (here are four from the cover), and read about her life and travels, you'll be enthralled by the whimsy and beauty.
The Boston Globe magazine featured Bea as a guest columnist last Sunday. Today, the Boston Phoenix came out with a story by Cassandra Landry. Last night, Bea -- who is a contributor to the Food section -- came to my food writing class at BU to talk about her blog and photos. We watched one dramatic shot after another pop onto the screen. She can make a radish look enthralling. But she is modest about her efforts. She also showed us her earliest photos, which were neither charming, nor whimsical.
Tonight, Bea is doing a cooking demo and signing books at Trident Bookstore, 338 Newbury St., Boston at 7 pm. If ever there was an antidote to a dreary day, she's it.
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