Greetings from Ronnie Hess

Greetings and welcome to my Web page. I am a writer, journalist, poet, and the author of Eat Smart in France, a culinary travel guide, published by Ginkgo Press (2010). I am also responsible for three chapbooks of poems, Whole Cloth (Little Eagle Press, 2009), Ribbon of Sand (Willet Press Prize, 2014), and A Woman in Vegetable (Kattywompus Press, 2015). Eat Smart in Portugal is forthcoming in 2016. 

Eat Smart in France
Designed for food lovers and travelers who want to get to the heart of a culture through its cuisine, this richly detailed and well-researched culinary travel guidebook explains how to find the most delicious, authentic, and adventurous eating experiences in France. Like other guides in the award-winning
Eat Smart series, Eat Smart in France intertwines history, geography, language, and diet. It provides a rich, historical perspective on the origins and varieties of French food and extensive background on regional dishes.

Award Winning!
Eat Smart in France was named a finalist in the 2011 Indie Book Awards, finalist in the 2011 USA Book News Book of the Year awards, finalist in the 2010 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year awards, and received Honorable Mention in the Eric Hoffer Award competition.