Age of Lucie “Lulu” Peyraud, celebrated Provençal vintner and culinary muse, upon her passing on October 7. Standing 4½ feet tall and rightly described as a “tiny electric spark of a woman,” Lulu and her late husband Lucien founded the revered Domaine Tempier winery in Bandol, France. Embodying the best of Provençal home cooking, Lulu also inspired a generation of influential American chefs such as Alice Waters, Paul Bertolli, and Jeremiah Tower.

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