Provence village #Puyricard @DreamyProvence
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Market day at my favourite local Provencal village

Ten minutes drive from the centre of Aix and we are in the countryside.  All around this town there are little villages where daily life seems a whole lot slower and simpler than its larger neighbour.  The stunning ‘travel book’ villages are further away and if you need a slice …

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Bouillabaisse in #Marseille #Provence
Regional Foodie TreatsTaste

The Real Bouillabaisse of Marseille

During a visit to a restaurant at the Vieux-Port in Marseille we sampled “charter” Bouillabaisse. Bouillabaisse is a seafood soup with pieces of fish and crustaceans. The soup is so special that in 1980, eleven of the top chefs in Marseille created the “Bouillabaisse Charter”. Learn more at Ginger and Nutmeg’s blog post: …

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Black Diamonds Truffles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal ProducersTaste

Les Pastras Gourmet Pursuits Unearthing Truffles

Chicago might seem like a world away from the pastures of Provence, but Lisa and Johann Pepin tell me that adjusting to life in the south of France was relatively easy. They left corporate jobs (public relations and finance) in Chi-town, as only 30-yearolds can do, with the confidence that …

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Clos Saint Paul #Mazan #Rentals #Provence @ClosSaintPaul
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarketsRestaurant ReviewsTasteWhere the "locals" Go

Discover Taste Relax With Local’s Tips For Mazan and the Vaucluse

It is understandable that Canadians will do practically anything to avoid winter, but skipping out in those few short months of summer… Well, maybe if you are heading to Provence. If you like the sounds of that plan, then read this article on Clos Saint Paul a rental property that …

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Truffle Dogs #Provence #Truffles
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Truffle Dogs in Provence

In both Italy and France the hunt for truffles is aided by dogs and even pigs. Often female pigs are able to smell out the “black gold” without training, where as dogs do require special training. We had the opportunity to visit some truffle experts at Truffe Noire de Haute-Provence who have …

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Guided Fishing and Foraging in Provence

By Julie Mautner Lisa and Johann Pepin, the folks behind the truffle and olive farm Les Pastras, are now offering fishing and mushroom-hunting adventures in the Provençal countryside. The idea for the new program came from their long-time truffle-hunter Jean-Marc Hennequin; Lisa calls him “the ultimate outdoorsman.” Explore this Post Via:: The Provence Post …

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Joel Durand #Chocolates #StRemy
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Foodie and History Guided Tour of Saint Remy de Provence

By Philippe Goninet St. Remy is filled with artisanal food producers, working in traditional ways, keeping local food traditions alive. And luckily many of them have shops and workshops, right in the heart of the… Explore this Post Via:: Saint Remy de Provence and Around       

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Cafe in #AixenProvence
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Top Cafe Choices in Aix en Provence by Aixcentric

We asked Lynne Alderson of Aixcentric if she would share her favourite cafés and salon de thés in Aix-en-Provence with Perfectly Provence readers. Lynne said no problem, other than narrowing her choices to three – now that was hard! Here, are Lynne’s top picks for a beverage and a light …

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Salins Aigues Mortes #FleurdeSel #Provence Salt
BoutiqueGinger and NutmegRegional Foodie Treats

Sifting through the Salt of Provence in Aigues Mortes

By nutmeg Nutmeg walked every aisle in the grocery store looking for salt – it was not with the spices, but rather in its’ own section near the aged balsamic vinegar. Where is the logic? Treasured since antiquity, salt is used in kitchens around the world, to enhance flavour and …

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Fig Almond Tart by Patricia Wells #PatriciaWells credit Jeff Kauck
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottCooking ClassesTaste

Patricia Wells a Provence Kitchen

James Beard Foundation Award winner Patricia Wells knows a thing or two about excellent food. If Michelin awarded stars to cooking schools, cookbook writers, and restaurant critics there would be a galaxy named Wells. Wells, who hails from Milwaukee, has lived in France with her husband Walter since 1980. Their …

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