My Mama Marie
My Mama Marie is the loving, funny, moving, heartwarming, and sometimes heartbreaking story of Marie Jeanne Paris neé Goyhenetche. Marie Jeanne, raised in the Pyrenees village of Banca, came first to the lonely little town of Currie, Nevada. There she met Arnaud Paris, the author’s beloved Aita. Continuously faced with challenges, she not only persevered, but excelled in raising a family and building a life on the frontier. It is also the story of the author’s own childhood on ranches, in one-room schoolhouses, and at sheep camps. Includes a selection of Marie’s—a classically trained chef in the Basque Country and veteran of years of sheep camp cooking—recipes.