Jean-Louis Eck

Passion for Great Photography – I grew up in a small town called Uzes located in the heart of Provence (South of France). One of my first birthday presents was a camera. I have always been fascinated with capturing special moments of my life. It is true what we say that pictures are worth a thousand words. Looking back at pictures that I took of people that are no longer among us or places that have been completely rebuilt, etc.. keeps me connected with all the emotions from the past.
Passion for Great Food – My father was a Baker, Pastry Chef and Gourmet Chef for more than 50 years. My love for food started very early. I remember cutting my first cookies in the bakery with my father; I was just 3 years old. I have learned so much about cooking amazing food from both of my parents, it changed my life for ever. With an important culinary foundation based around the Mediterranean gastronomy, I love to cook and teach all kinds of cuisine. I keep applying all what I have learned along the years and have fun creating new recipes almost on a daily basis. In the year 2000 I have created a line of Gourmet Food called Provence Kitchen® sold by Wholefoods and local farms like Wilson Farm in Lexington, Idylwilde Farm in Acton, etc… It gives me great joy and proud to pass on my French heritage to the local community around Boston.
Passion for History – My childhood play ground was a Roman city called Uzes in Provence. It’s natural Spring called L’Eure was the main source of water to Nimes during the Roman Empire. The water traveled 50 kilometers (31 miles) through the magnificent Pond du Gard (Roman Aqueduct) built more than 2,000 years ago and is still standing to this day. One of my favorite childhood play areas growing up in Uzes was a Roman Tower used by Roman Guards to keep the city safe. Nearby is an ancient path where you can see the ridges created by Roman merchant carts that carried goods from Remoulin and Nimes.
Passion for a Great Service – Our Customers come always First. Since our inception in 1989 we have thrived to make your experience dealing with us a memorable one. We will always be on your side and do our best to resolve any issues.