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Zarzula Catalan Fish Stew
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Zarzuela Fish Stew is the Catalan Version of Bouillabaisse

Similar to Marseille’s bouillabaisse, Zarzuela from Catalan is hard to pin into a category it’s either a hearty soup or a stew with a tasty broth. And with both soup/stews, there are endless different recipes. The following recipe for Zarzuela Fish Stew comes from Emma Kershaw’s Taste of le Sud …

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Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes
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Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes

Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes are an easy-to-make appetizer, starter or a main course with a crunchy green side salad.  Our La Réserve, Maison Mirabeau’s first cuvée from Domaine Mirabeau, is a lovely food-friendly rosé. Due to its rich and creamy character, it will pair very nicely …

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Warm Goat Cheese Salad with Pears
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Warm Goat Cheese Salad with Baby Greens

When the weather is warm (hot), I love to serve a big plate of fresh greens lightly dressed with extra virgin olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice, topped with slices of grilled chicken cutlets and fresh farmers market tomatoes. I marinate the chicken in the same salad dressing ingredients …

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Traditional Negroni Cocktail
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Traditional Negroni Cocktail Made for the French Riviera

Maison Mirabeau has taken some liberty with the traditional Negroni it’s a classic cocktail, with a rosé twist! With equal parts of our Dry Gin, Lillet Rosé and Campari, it is the perfect aperitif cocktail. Cheers! The secret of a great Negroni is in the ice. More Cocktail Ideas from …

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Living in Provence

Must-See Sites Avignon
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Must-See Sites in Avignon and Where to Eat Lunch

Avignon is 40 km southwest of Sablet, snuggled inside ancient walls along the Rhône River. The largest town in the Vaucluse, Avignon, is old, full of history, art, music and activity. I never get tired of wandering the narrow streets inside the fortified walls. We come to Avignon to shop …

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Visiting Grignan Beautiful Village
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Visiting Grignan a Beautiful Villages for Lunch in the Drome

We often visit Grignan in the Drome Provencale, an area that falls between the Rhone River and the Alps north of the Vaucluse. Since we were last there in the summer of 2019, Grignan was added to the Plus Beaux Villages de France. And, there is little wonder why. Rising …

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Sunflowers in Provence Mornas
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Sunflowers in Provence Near the Fortress of Mornas

Last July, we went to Provence for the first time in a while. Although I wrote about our favourite things in Provence shortly before our trip, seasonal “floral” attractions such as red poppies, lavender, and sunflowers are high on our list. Since July is sunflower season, we set off one …

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Mont Sainte-Victoire Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreStay Fit

Mont Sainte-Victoire Celebrate and Revered in Provence

The massif looks like a fortified stone ridge or a sharp triangle pointing to the sky, depending on how you approach Mont Sainte-Victoire. Regardless of the time of day or season, the only certainty is that the mountain, located on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence, never looks the same twice. Artists …

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Pont du Gard Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

How to Spend a Week Touring Provence from Apt

After living in Provence for a few years and running holiday rental apartments in the heart of Apt, Jen and Chris Mallon continue their exploration of the region. They are wonderful hosts and always happy to help guests with ideas for sightseeing, avoiding the crowds, and some of their favourite …

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Why Visit Historical Uzès? Lunch, Sightseeing and Family

There are towns and villages we happily visit time and again because of their uniqueness, proximity to historical sites, outstanding markets, or cultural attractions. As Uzès has it all, a well-preserved chateau, cobblestone streets, two great weekly markets, close to the Pont du Gard, and a Duke, it was an …

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