annual cherry festival La Roque d’Anthéron
Girl Gone GallicRegional Foodie TreatsTaste

10 Fantastic Reasons to Attend Provence’s Cherry Festival in La Roque d’Anthéron

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Cherry season is always a time that I wait for with great anticipation.  All those lovely little red spheres of delicious sweet tastiness have me salivating in anticipation as the season gets going.  Much to my delight, we are smack in the middle …

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Cavaillon Melons Meringues Tastes of Provence #Cavaillon @GingerandNutmeg
Ginger and NutmegRecipesRegional Foodie TreatsTaste

Taste and Savour Juicy Gold the Cavaillon Melons of Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Celebrated Fruit – Cavaillon Melons Nutmeg barely tolerates melons, in her opinion, the green honeydew version found in airport “fruit salads” should be outlawed. Watermelon and its variations without seeds or in ghastly yellow only belong on a picnic table with many children around. The …

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Provençal Honey
Cheryl ShufflebothamRegional Foodie TreatsTaste

In the Pursuit of Local Provençal Honey Fresh from the Farm

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Need a break from wine tasting? How about Provençal honey tasting? Although, I don’t think anyone tires of wine tasting, especially when in Provence and having access to Côtes du Rhône wine in abundance. But the honey in Provence is divine, with hints of …

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Top 8 must-try foods from Provence
Phoebe ThomasRegional Foodie TreatsTaste

Guide to Top 8 must-try foods from Provence

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: A significant part of any visitor’s time in Provence Côte d’Azur is likely to be taken up by food. Whether you’re eating in restaurants or cooking for yourself, either way you’re sure to find you spend a serious amount of time savouring and delighting …

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Marseille Vieux Port @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerRegional Foodie TreatsTaste

Gastronomic Weekend in Marseille (à la Marocaine)

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: I have always heard great things about Moroccan hospitality. However, I was still surprised when Asma, French Moroccan blogger of Culture Cherifienne, invited me to her home in Marseille for a weekend. We had never met but soon become acquainted through a common excitement …

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Provence Saffron in Cotignac
Mirabeau WinesRegional Foodie TreatsTaste

Harvesting the Saffron of Provence in Cotignac

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Jean Leclerq and his partner Sabine are a dedicated couple who own a very special place hidden away in the hills behind our little village of Cotignac.  They have started our first “Safranière”, a small Saffron farm growing the most valuable spice on earth. …

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blette-swiss-chard
Chiara OrlandiRegional Foodie TreatsTaste

Try this Sweet Treat from Nice: La Tourte aux Blette Sucrée

During my walking tours of Nice, I like to introduce visitors to local specialties. For this purpose, I often offer them a taste of a signature dish from Nice: “La tourte aux blette” (Swiss chard pie). There are two types of this delicious tart, one sweet and one savoury. The …

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Girl Gone GallicRegional Foodie TreatsTaste

The Saffron Fields of Provence

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Hidden twenty minutes outside of Marseille in the spectacular hills of the Mont du Marseillais, the tiny village of Lascours is host to fields of what is locally known as “Red gold”, or the Saffron fields of Provence. When you think of Saffron, …

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Tellines a la Persillade @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerRegional Foodie TreatsTaste

Tellines à la Persillade, a simple market dish

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Tellines (pronounced tellEEne) There was a little commotion yesterday morning at Saint Remy de Provence market. Gilles, the oyster and mussel vendor, placed a large tub of tellines at the front of his stall. First to notice, with coffees in hand at 8 am, …

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Chocolate heaven in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
Julie WhitmarshRegional Foodie TreatsTaste

I’ve found my chocolate heaven in Provence! 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I make no bones about it – I love chocolate & last night sat with a glass of wine & my latest purchase from the wonderful ‘Chocolatier’ La Cour aux Saveurs in l’Isle sur la Sorgue. Back in February I was staying there (in …

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