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Danika Boyle
Danika Boyle- writer, cooking instructor and creative director of culinary travel company Petite Peche & Co- was born and raised in Texas and splits her time between her home in Austin and France. Inspired by the rich cultural landscape and lifestyle of the Mediterranean - from Tunisian courtyard design and Southern Italian gardens to Provencal cuisine- she writes and designs to the experiences, cuisine and beauty of place.

In addition to curating artistically focused dinners and events in Austin and Paris, Danika organizes and hosts weeklong tours to Provence and other Mediterranean locales and is working on her first travel cookbook. She is also in the early stages of directing the design and development of a luxury boutique hotel and bakery in Austin Texas, weaving her inspiration and multi-disciplined approach to food, travel, design and the curation of experience into one micro universe and destination.

Danika has an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies from the University of Texas and studied International Business and French at the Sorbonne University in Paris.

Entries by Danika Boyle

A Spring Picnic in the Land of Milkweed and Honey

(0) Comments | Posted May 17, 2013 | 3:13 PM


In Provence, as spring advances toward summer, fields beckon, red with poppies scattered like gypsy blankets under cherry trees laden with their ripe fruit. Jasmine wraps around entire villages in a verdant rash while the middle aged blooms of vintage rose vines cling...
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Sparks From the Culinary Edge

(2) Comments | Posted June 14, 2011 | 1:59 PM

Last weekend, underneath the canopy of a sprawling oak tree in a remote park in downtown Austin, a small group gathered around a vintage airstream, a table and few chairs. An otherwise normal scene in Austin except for the fact that underneath that tree, in gallic stripes and signature wire-framed...

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Jacques' Sunday Chicken

(1) Comments | Posted April 19, 2011 | 12:27 PM

Sundays in France are reserved for that rare and exquisite thing: a day to rest. Cities and villages lie silent, shops close and ambitious endeavors are dismissed with a laissez-faire flick of the wrist. Resting aside, there is nothing more earnestly attended to than the Sunday meal, for many the...
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