Tastes of Provence

Restaurants Meals Provence
Ashley TinkerTaste

Understanding the Cost of Restaurants Meals in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: How much are you willing to pay for your meal at a restaurant in Provence? Sometimes the best meals are the most simple. There’s nothing more disappointing then paying good money for a meal you could have produced better yourself. Are Michelin star restaurant …

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Red Pepper Chicken Salad @Masdaugustine
Gary and Jane LangtonRecipesSaladTaste

Summer Chicken Salad Recipe

A lovely summer salad that’s really easy to make and is even tastier if you make it the night before. Basil and parsley are the key herbs for the recipe but, living in the South of France, I often add verveine to give it a more lemony taste.

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Frozen Nougat Recipe
Cook'n with ClassDessertFlans, Puddings & OtherRecipesTaste

Summer Dessert Perfection in a Frozen Nougat with Nuts

One dessert that we absolutely love is the frozen nougat with its almonds, hazelnuts & pistachio. A great dessert that can even be made in advance (even by several months), if well wrapped. Make it as an individual dessert or as a terrine.

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Pistou de Roquette Recipe Cuisine de Provence
Barbara SchuerenbergCondimentRecipesTaste

Recipe for a Pesto with a Provencal Twist Pistou de Roquette

This recipe is a Provencal variation on traditional Italian basil pesto, without the cheese. The rocket (arugula), in place of basil, gives the pistou de roquette a fresh, tangy taste. This sauce is super quick to make and extremely versatile. Toss some pistou on just-cooked (and still hot) pasta. Or use …

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Living in Provence

Hip Hop Exhibition Museum of Contemporary Art
AixcentricCurrent EventsExplore

Museum of Contemporary Art Hip Hop Exhibition in Marseille

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This week sees a new expo at MAC, Marseille’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Hip-Hop started in the South Bronx, where, surrounded by economic deprivation, the young generation developed creative ways to party, dance, paint the urban environment and challenge the establishment. It spread, district by district, …

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Discover Market Sunday in Toulon
AixcentricExplore

Find Out Why You Should Spend a Sunday in Toulon

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Sunday really is an ideal time to visit Toulon as the traffic is lighter, it’s easier to park and the market is in full swing. It’s a good market with the top part North African stalls, leading down to the fruit and veg section, ending in …

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Festival d'Aix
Current EventsExploreThe Provence Post

The Insiders’ Guide to the 2017 Festival d’Aix

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: The 2017 Festival d’Aix takes place July 3 to 22. Can’t wait? The program called “Aix en Juin” offers free or low-priced musical and cultural festivities throughout the month of June…a prelude to the main event. The guest post below–by my favorite opera aficionado …

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Flower Farm Ferme Fleurie
ExploreThe Provence PostUnique Experiences

Provence Blooms: Fresh From the Flower Farm Near You

Contributor blog post by Julie Mautner: There’s no shortage of beautiful flowers in Provence…or places to buy them. Just about every outdoor market has a vendor selling brilliant blooms at reasonable prices. But there’s something very special about buying them at the farm where they were grown  …Continue reading here for …

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Blue Coast Trail Grotte de la Marine
Active ProvenceExploreGirl Gone Gallic

Another Option for Hiking Provence’s Blue Coast Trail Starting in La Redonne

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic Here are some very thorough directions (with pictures) for those of us with directional disabilities to help you hike Provence’s Côte Bleue – Blue Coast Trail – without walking in circles trying to find that elusive trail head.  Trail markers are rare here, …

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Planning a Stay in the Luberon Village Lourmarin
Caroline LongstaffeExplore

Travel Planning your Stay in the Luberon Village of Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: I am often asked if I could help to plan a stay in Lourmarin, so voilà! This itinerary would work from any of the nearby Luberon villages, I’ve planned it round my favourite market days, listed below. But don’t rush around too much, allow yourself to …

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