Table in Provence @Gingerandnutmeg
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Traditions of Sunday Lunch in France

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Nutmeg is writing this post on a rainy Sunday afternoon while Ginger is napping off the effects of a long Sunday lunch. It is a long tradition in France that stores are closed Sunday afternoon, allowing everyone the opportunity to have a leisurely lunch en …

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Wattmobile electric scooter Pick-up
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Enter This Free Giveaway! Wattmobile Electric Scooter Trial

Car companies and investors are spending billions in their attempts to place first in the electric vehicle battle – Elon Musk’s race is on. Maybe that was on his mind when entrepreneur David Lainé exited from Marseille’s St. Charles station one morning back in the summer of 2011 and noticed …

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mushroom bouillabaisse @Toquadom #TastesofProvence
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A Twist on Bouillabaisse with Champignons de Saison

If ever there was a great recipe to exploit and highlight the season’s best offerings of mushrooms, there is none better than this one. A light and cool vegetable bouillabaisse teeming with the bountiful delights of fresh local mushrooms garnished with a creamy rouille.

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Provence Alpilles Mountains in Autumn
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Must Watch Video Tour in Perfectly Provence

It never gets easier to leave Provence, in fact, it might get harder each time. After several years of spending time in the region, it seems like my list of “must see and should do” just gets longer. Maybe it is because most days are highlighted by an endless sky. …

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Perfectly Provence Christmas Message
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Happy Holidays from Perfectly Provence

Happy Holidays! Seasons greetings to all our readers and the terrific contributors. May the holidays allow you the time to sample some wine from Provence, share a Provencal-inspired meal with friends and family, but mostly enjoy a chance to relax.  

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panoramique View @chateauromanin #WinesofProvence #LesBauxdeProvence
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Chateau Romanin Dedicated to Provence’s Long History of Wine

Occasionally, you catch a flash of the sun on the windows, a fleeting hint that something magical is taking place on the North side of the Alpilles. Initially, the meandering road that leads to Château Romanin parallels the Aéro-Club de Saint-Rémy les Alpilles glider runway. The striking backdrop of limestone fingers, the …

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Lentils for Luck Recipe @PerfProvence
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Lucky New Years Dish Lentil Spinach Stew

Originally posted on Ginger and Nutmeg this recipe is a combination of lentils, spinach and spices. An easy side dish to ring in the New Year with a touch of luck.

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cailles aux riz #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
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Provencal Christmas Menus by Cocoa and Lavender

Admittedly, it was his mouthwatering food photos and tempting wine pairings on Provence WineZine that first attracted me to David Scott Allen the face (and chef) behind Cocoa & Lavender, a weekly food blog based in Tucson, Arizona. However, “food porn” alone is not enough to build a lasting friendship (although some …

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Nice Old Town #CotedAzur @PerfProvence
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Nice in the winter – Experience Nice a new way

Traditionally the French Riviera, and Nice in particular, was a winter resort. It served as a destination for the upper echelons to escape harsh northern winters amongst their own. Today Nice in the winter is a largely local affair – which means less hustle, bustle and fewer crowds to contend …

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Truffles in Provence #Truffles #MesseDesTruffes @PerfProvence
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4 Days in Provence: Wine and Truffle Tour in January

Talk about a perfect January get-away! Emily Durand has created a three-night and four-day tour in the heart of Provence with a distinct focus on the best of the cooler season – wine and black truffles. The first month of the year in Provence you can (generally) count on brilliant …

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