Christmas Traditions 13 Desserts of Provence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRegional Foodie TreatsTaste

Discover the Tradition of the 13 Desserts of Christmas in Provence

This post was previously published by Cook’n with Class in Uzès. A buffet table laden with 13 desserts! How could the French be so smug as to think that North Americans with our turkey-centric Christmas dinners, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and a variety of sides are excessive? Or so …

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Santons of Provence @MirabeauWine
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What is the History Behind the Santons of Provence

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Sir Francis of Assisi established the tradition of nativity scenes in 1223 with live enactments by people and animals during the midnight mass on Christmas eve in his church of Greccio, Italy. The tradition halted after the French Revolution, when many churches were closed. …

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Aix-en-Provence Christmas Markets
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Aix-en-Provence Christmas Markets – Dates and Details

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Cézanne finds himself marooned between the Foire aux Santons and woolly jumpers at the textile market. It seems strange having the Aix-en-Provence Christmas markets starting up against such a bright blue sky and warm sun, but there we are – the chalets are built and the children’s …

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Thanksgiving Wine Picks 2017
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Thanksgiving Wine Picks 2017 by Provence WineZine

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: So you want to add a little French flair to this quintessentially American meal? But a wave of anxiety engulfed you when you remembered that seven years ago, UNESCO deemed French gastronomy to be “a world intangible heritage.” The French just know how to do …

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Christmas Le Domaine de Palerme Magnolias suite bedroom
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A Family Christmas in Provence at Le Domaine de Palerme

Head to the South of France After years of the same old holiday routines, the Christmas stockings are looking a bit ragged and plum pudding it still not your favourite dessert. Why not change it up this year and spend a week in Provence? Domaine de Palerme is available for a …

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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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Dinner menu seafood based @CocoaandLavender #TastesofProvence
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Provencal Seafood Dinner Menu for the Holidays

Borrowing inspiration from the proximity of the Mediterranean this festive menu (recipe links are below each course) is seafood focused. Share some rosé with your guests as you sample the Cocoa & Lavender zucchini fritters. Then blow their minds and taste buds with the recipe by Michelin star chef Gérald …

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Cranberry, Pistachio and White Chocolate Biscotti @Goutetvoyage
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Cranberry, Pistachio and White Chocolate Biscotti for the Holidays

Biscotti are not too sweet- especially for those trying to limit their consumption of sugary cookies and candies- and are really good with a cup of hot coffee or tea.

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Gift Guide wine corks and Christmas tree @JillBarth
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Under the Tree: L’occasion Holiday Gift Guide + A Giveaway

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: My kids and I always giggle when the song demands, “Now bring us some figgy pudding.” The bossy tone is disruptive in the peaceful setting of the holiday and the fact that feathers are ruffled over figgy pudding is something we find hysterical. If …

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holiday-musings @Margo_Lestz
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Holiday Musings from Provence

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: As the holiday season approaches, I hope everyone is getting ready for some happy times with friends and family, or maybe just a nice, quiet break from the normal routine. Whatever type of season you are planning, I hope it is filled with joy. As …

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