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Review of Patricia Wells’ The Provence Cookbook

Book review of Patricia Wells’ The Provence Cookbook: 175 Recipes and a Select Guide to the Markets, Shops, & Restaurants of France’s Sunny South, Harper Collins Publishers, First Edition, New York, 2004. When I was a college professor, I used to tell my students that early on in their lives …

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Last day in Provence

By Krista Bender It is hard to believe that this is my last day at Chanteduc, with Patricia and all of these fabulous women. I must say it has been a truly remarkable experience that will remain unforgettable in my memory. Today it was raining and what better way to …

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Pizza Provençal

By Krista Bender Today up at the farmhouse was home made pizza day. Now when I say homemade, I mean everything. Home made dough, homemade sauce, homemade pesto, homemade sausage and even homemade pickled capers. Best pizza I have tasted in Europe! Including in Italy… Sorry Italians:) This was so …

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Wine tasting in Gigondas

Contributor blog post by Krista Bender: Those were all my glasses from the tasting… Just kidding! 🙂 Wow! What a fabulous day. We met this morning at Patricia’s and jumped in chauffeured cars to drive out to the quaint and luxurious town of Gigondas. This is yet Explore this Post …

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Marche de Provence … Chanteduc Day 2

By Krista Bender We started this morning at the town open air market which much to my surprise… Consists of the entire village. I was thinking it was just going to be a strip in village center but literally there are stands down every charming stone street. The vendors come …

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Chanteduc…Day 1

By Krista Bender Ok. If there was heaven on earth this is my slice of it. Today we arrived at the Chateau at 10 am. We took a tour of the property. Acres of land. Beautiful majestic land. Patricia told us she starts her day by jumping in the pool …

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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 …

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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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