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Mediterranean Summer
by David Shalleck with Erol Munuz

An alluring and evocative summer voyage on the Mediterranean Sea and into the enchanting coastal towns of France and Italy by the young chef aboard an Italian billionaire couple’s spectacular sailing yacht.

“Just put a chef on a yacht on the Riviera and you have a book-sized vacation…An escapist story that comes with recipes and practically generates its own breeze.”

- New York Times

  • Winner 2008 Cordon d'Or Culinary Academy Award 
    Culinary Literature/Memoir

  • Winner 2007 USA Book News Awards 
    Travel: Essay