Panade aux pommes #Recipe #Provence
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Panade aux Pommes Not Your Classic Apple Pie

By nutmeg Ginger and Nutmeg hosted a July 4th dinner party while in Provence, in honour of their US friends. The menu included traditional and non-standard elements. Although the intent was to celebrate the US holiday, the menu might be considered a melange of Mexican, American, and French. The Explore …

tomato bounty #Provence @ElizabethBard
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Elizabeth Bard’s Stuffed Tomatoes and Zucchini

Elizabeth Bard’s Stuffed Tomatoes and Zucchini This recipe comes from Elizabeth Bard latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. This delicious summer recipe is published with her permission. The stuffed vegetables can be served as a lunch or light dinner.

Market lettuce #Markets #Provence
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The School of Epicurus in Provence

Epicureanism evolved as a philosophy from the teachings of Epicurus who lived around 307 BC. The Epicurean view included friendship and living a virtuous and temperate life. What are some ways to lead a simple life? We love the idea of enjoying food, specifically food from our gardens. Learn more about Epicurus …

Les Souvenirs de l’Avenir #Jouques #Restaurant #Provence @Aixcentric
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Les Souvenirs de l’Avenir – Lunch in Jouques 2

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric This restaurant is 2 miles outside Jouques and feels quite remote, lost in Provencal trees and garrigue. But the interesting thing is that when we went for Sunday lunch, it was packed. I have since learned that it has a very enthusiastic local following, quite …

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Madame Wells Farmhouse

By Krista Bender   I just had a 5 course meal over four hours of wonderful conversation in this setting. I don’t know what could top my “happy place” than that! I pulled up to this Chateau which was set steep on the hillside. I was immediately taken with the …

Crepes Cidre & Compagnie #Crepes #AixenProvence
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A Day in Brittany Without Leaving Aix en Provence

While visiting Aix en Provence, we spent some time with crepe-making expert, Delphine of Crepes Cidre & Compagnie. We came up a creative and fun ABC list of this experience. Visit Ginger and Nutmeg’s blog post: A Day in Brittany Without Leaving Aix en Provence to read more about this crepe adventure!  

Summer Party in Provence @frenchessence
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Summer Party In Provence

Contributor blog post by Vicki Archer: A summer party in Provence is my idea of heaven. This year we had a party to celebrate our daughter’s birthday. It was a long weekend affair with a black die dinner on the Saturday night and a pool party on the Sunday. It …

Salted Cod
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Salt Cod Recipe from Provence

With modern day refrigeration it may not longer be necessary to salt cod as a preservation technique, but in many countries the local diet has revolved around salted fish for at least 500 years. It is said in Portugal that there are at least as many recipes for bacalhau as …

La Rouge Guinguette #Jouques #Provence @Aixcentric
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La Rouge Guinguette – Lunch in Jouques

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric Our French teacher explained to us that a guinguette was typically a make-shift café-bar, usually next to water, with strings of lights and music and bushes pour aller flirter. They were dotted around Paris for instance for workers at the weekends and of course were …

Cotignac beehive-removal @Mirabeauwine #Honey #Provence
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Philip Prior: Provencal Honey Beekeeper

By Victoria Koning Philip Prior is a provencal honey beekeeper and was the first market stall holder I met when Marcel and I moved to Cotignac last year. I was a little intimidated by his perfect French, but looking at my perplexed face, he smiled and asked, “Would you like …