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Chickpea and Spinach Gratin
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste

Vegetarian Dish: Chickpea and Spinach Gratin Provencal

The inspiration for my recipe for Chickpea and Spinach Gratin is Richard Olney’s delicious classic cookbook Simple French Food. It is a traditional Provencal vegetarian preparation that is easy to make and will impress your friends. In keeping with the book’s title, this recipe is an easy preparation that does …

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Beef Casserole Les Alouettes Sans Tete Niçoise Recipe
BeefCarolyne Kauser-AbbottMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

A Beef Casserole from Nice les Alouettes sans Tête

There is little debate that most things sound better in French than in English, and this dish, les Alouettes sans tête (English: “larks without heads”), is one clear example. In this old Niçoise recipe, thin slices of beef are stuffed with a mixture and slow-cooked in a tomato-based sauce. Like …

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Butternut Squash Gratin de Courge
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste

Butternut Squash Gratin de Courge a Side Dish from Nice

Like many traditional recipes considered part of Cuisine Nissarde, gratin de courge is a dish you might find just as easily on a restaurant menu as in a grandmother’s kitchen in Nice. The recipe calls for courage, which is butternut squash. You can use other varieties of pumpkin, but best …

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Cauliflower Gratin Goat Cheese
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste

Crispy Goodness Cauliflower Gratin with Goat Cheese

A gratin or gratinée in French is typically a side dish served in an oven-proof casserole pan. The term comes from gratter (to grate); most of the time, these are savoury recipes with a crispy cheese and breadcrumb topping. However, there are recipes for sweet gratins as well. Gratins are …

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Living in Provence

Lavender and Photography Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Lavender and Photography in Provence Capture the Magic in July

It’s not a dream. Outside your window, the cicadas are chanting as the sun moves higher in the morning sky, warming the Provencal countryside. You are in Provence during the lavender season and learning about photography. Now that is a dream! On holidays, you want to immerse in the local …

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Tips Cycling Mont Ventoux
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

6 Wine Villages in the Rhône Valley Near Mont Ventoux

If you like French wine, there is a good chance that you have sampled some vintages from the Rhône Valley. Some vineyards in the southern Rhône are near the famous Mont Ventoux – Provence’s giant mountain. This article focuses on six (6) villages in the Côtes du Rhône wine region. …

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Discovering Antibes France Beach Plage
ExploreMaison Mirabeau WinesVillages Towns and Cities

Mirabeau Tips for Spending an Afternoon in Antibes

Picturesque, historical, modern and conveniently located in the heart of the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera), Antibes is a must-visit destination between Cannes and Nice. It’s an hour’s drive from Italy and an hour’s flight from Paris. With its soft Mediterranean climate, it’s a fab getaway in the cooler months as …

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Palais des Papes Avignon Renata Haidle
ExploreGuest Post

Holidaying in Provence: 4 Places You Need to See

Known for its stunning landscapes and rolling vineyards, Provence is one of southern France’s most popular places to visit. The region offers a range of delights, but it can be difficult to pack everything within one holiday. We’ve compiled some of the best places in Provence, the region’s attractions you …

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Les Halles - Quick Getaway to Lyon, France
ExploreRoad Trips South of FranceTasha Powell

My Planning Tips for a Quick Getaway to Lyon, France

Lyon is the 3rd largest city in France and the French capital of gastronomy! With its beautiful old town, many restaurants, museums and shops, there are plenty of things to do in Lyon. So, when my good friend wanted to visit a new city together, we decided on a quick …

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Mercantour National Park Hiking
ExploreStay FitSteve Wilkison

Mercantour National Park a Multi-day Hiking Adventure

When most people think of the Côte d’Azur, they visualize elegant, glittering cities like Cannes, Nice, St. Tropez or Antibes. Grand hotels and opulent beaches. Extravagant villas, splendid boulevards and stylish promenades. Of course, all of this is true but what many people who never venture very far from the …

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