DAVID McANINCH

AUTHOR  |  TRAVEL WRITER  |  EDITOR

DUCK SEASON

Named one of the Summer's Best Travel Books by the New York Times Book Review

Named one of the Best Books of the Year by Town & Country magazine

"Stimulates our most lustful pleasures." —HUFFINGTON POST

 

PRAISE FOR DUCK SEASON

It is impossible to read Duck Season and not consider devising at least one adventurous, authentic excursion. McAninch's writing is steeped in the notion that one need not go far to experience a place, its people, and its oddities.

Filled with descriptions of food that will have readers' mouths watering, this book is a heartfelt foray into an often overlook area of France. McAninch's ode to the people, food, and culture of Gascony is a traveler's delight.

BOOKLIST

It is impossible to read Duck Season and not consider devising at least one adventurous, authentic excursion. McAninch's writing is steeped in the notion that one need not go far to experience a place, its people, and its oddities.

Filled with descriptions of food that will have readers' mouths watering, this book is a heartfelt foray into an often overlook area of France. McAninch's ode to the people, food, and culture of Gascony is a traveler's delight.

With deep knowledge and a wordsmith's mastery, McAninch unveils the uniqueness of a particular collection of French folks ... leaving me with a near-insatiable desire to get to know this place firsthand.

RICK BAYLESS

With deep knowledge and a wordsmith's mastery, McAninch unveils the uniqueness of a particular collection of French folks ... leaving me with a near-insatiable desire to get to know this place firsthand.

 

PRAISE FOR DUCK SEASON

It is impossible to read Duck Season and not consider devising at least one adventurous, authentic excursion. McAninch's writing is steeped in the notion that one need not go far to experience a place, its people, and its oddities.

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

Employing an embedded journalist's curiosity, a gourmand's appetite and a humorist's light touch, McAninch poses the question, "In an age of globalized everything, is there anyplace left that still feels truly French?" The answer is absolument.

MARK ADAMS, NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF TURN RIGHT AT MACCHU PICCHU

Duck Season stimulates our most lustful pleasures, namely, the discovery of a new place through its cuisine. If poetry is to literature what cuisine is to culture, then lusty Duck Season offers poetically seductive words.

HUFFINGTON POST

Filled with descriptions of food that will have readers' mouths watering, this book is a heartfelt foray into an often overlooked area of France. McAninch's ode to the people, food, and culture of Gascony is a traveler's delight.

BOOKLIST

Duck Season is filled with memorable meals and people threaded with a good amount of the region's history.... if you love duck, Duck Season will have you planning at least a trip to the butcher for a duck to make confit, if not booking a trip to Gascony. I vote for both.

THE REGISTER-GUARD

An informative and amusing memoir in the style of Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence. Francophiles, foodies, and armchair travelers will want to pack their bags for a taste of this distinctive part of France

LIBRARY JOURNAL

With deep knowledge and a wordsmith's mastery, McAninch unveils the uniqueness of a particular collection of French folks, their kitchens and dining tables ... leaving me with a near-insatiable desire to get to know this place firsthand.

RICK BAYLESS, JAMES BEARD AWARD–WINNING CHEF AND AUTHOR

McAninch falls in love with the area in beautiful and unexpected ways. Readers come away with a taste and respect for a regional commodity, a handful of enticing recipes, and a new appreciation for friendships unfettered by origin or boundary.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

A magical book about an overlooked part of France where the civilized things in life—namely cooking, eating, and gustatory pleasure—take center stage. Duck Season is a heartwarming reminder to celebrate what matters.

JAMES OSELAND, AUTHOR OF THE JAMES BEARD AWARD–WINNING CRADLE OF FLAVOR

 
 

ABOUT DAVID

DAVID McANINCH is the author of Duck Season: Eating, Drinking, and Other Misadventures in Gascony, France's Last Best Place, which was named one of 2017's Best Summer Travel Reads by the New York Times Book Review and was chosen by Town & Country as one of the Best Books of the Year. David is a frequent contributor to the New York Times travel section, focusing primarily on France; his writing for the section was included in the Times' Best Travel Reads roundup in 2017 and has been selected by Times editors for the forthcoming anthology Explorer: 100 Trips Around the World, to be published by Taschen in 2020. His earlier writing for the City section of the paper was anthologized in More New York Stories (NYU Press, 2010). David is also the features editor at Chicago magazine, where he edits award-winning articles on a wide array of topics by nationally prominent journalists, essayists, and novelists, including Alex Kotlowitz, Camille Bordas, Kathleen Rooney, Rebecca Makkai, Nate Marshall, and Kim Brooks. David has also written for DeparturesNew York magazine, and Saveur, where he was an editor for nine years. He lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter.

CONTACT

mcaninch.david@gmail.com

For rights inquiries, please contact agent Daniel Greenberg:

Tel: 212-337-0934 | dgreenberg@lgrliterary.com

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