Submitted by the Lopez Library
The Lopez Library is excited to welcome translator and food writer Alexis Steinman for an author talk on Monday, November 27 at 6 pm to celebrate the publication of Taste the World in Marseille: Marseille Cuisine by the Marseillais.
In this feast of a book, Marseille native, journalist, and gourmand Vérane Frédiani captures a portrait of a city through its food and culinary figures. Translator Alexis, a former Seattleite who has lived in Marseille for 6 years, has translated this first cookbook in English about Marseille that truly embodies the city’s rich culinary diversity, singularity, and enticing mix of Mediterranean, Provençal, and multicultural influences such as Moroccan and Armenia.
Taste the World in Marseille: Marseille Cuisine by the Marseillais was written originally in French by filmmaker and journalist Vérane Frédiani, this vibrant cookbook celebrates 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.
Alexis Steinman is a francophone American food and travel writer based in Marseille. Formerly a Seattlite, her work has appeared in Roads & Kingdoms, Gastro Obscura, Virtuoso Life and Culinary Backstreets, with whom she leads intimate food tours. She’s proud to have translated the first cookbook/guidebook in English about
Marseille to share the city’s rich diversity and singularity with an anglophone audience.