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Tastes of Provence

Verrine Tricolore Bell Pepper Goat Cheese
AppetizerBarbara SchuerenbergProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Verrine Tricolore a Bell Pepper and Goat Cheese Starter

Verrine appetisers and desserts remain popular in France. The idea of layering flavours and textures in a small glass vessel is visually appealing. Think of this recipe as a savoury parfait starter to serve with drinks or as the first course. I make this Verrine Tricolore with two different coloured bell peppers and fresh goat cheese.

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Dinner La Bartavelle Goult
David & Karen TaylorRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Goult Visit and La Bartavelle the Restaurant to Try

Contributor blog post by David: We enjoyed another fine meal at La Bartavelle in Goult. Their prix-fixe menu gives a choice of three starters including local seasonal asparagus, in the spring. Whilst main courses included a fish choice (wild Turbot), Beef or Rabbit which I had, and it was superb, (see …

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Provençal Red Wine Pairing Domaine Pey Blanc Instinct Porcini-Rubbed Steak
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Provençal Red Wine Pairing with Porcini-Rubbed Steak

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Sometimes you want it rough. You’re not in the mood for refined and elegant, or complex and silky. You might be serving a mixed grill or even just a simple steak. You want a good, solid, edgy wine. That was the case for this month’s …

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Coconut Saffron Shrimp Curry
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Elegant Saffron Shrimp Curry with Coconut Our New Comfort Food

This curry is full of flavour but mild when it comes to heat. Once you start cooking, you can have the savoury saffron shrimp on the table in under 30-minutes.

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Living in Provence

Lavender Fields Vaucluse
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie Whitmarsh

Purple Turns Provence – Where to see Lavender Fields in the Vaucluse.

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: It’s this time of year that Provence turns purple when the Lavender fields start to explode with colour and the air fills with scent as the flowerheads gently brush against each other in the breeze. The air above them seems to shimmer with the colour …

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Fréjus Cloisters Cote d'Azur
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLaura SnoekVillages Towns and Cities

Spend a Day in Fréjus on the Less-Crowded Cote d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Laura: Fréjus is a beautiful town in the South of France, near Saint-Raphaёl. The old town with its colored houses is very much worth a visit, as well as the Roman ruins, and walks in nature around it. When you are driving there, you will probably …

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Author Samuel Beckett’s Roussillon
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Discovering Author Samuel Beckett’s Roussillon in the Luberon Valley

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: The red hills of Roussillon are an inspiration for artists, but I had no idea how many famous authors came to visit Roussillon. On my first visit to Roussillon, while riding along the winding roads of the Luberon, it amazed me to see the massive red …

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Aix-en-Provence City Guide Mont Sainte Victoire Views
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Aix-en-Provence City Guide – Unearthing the Treasures

This article was originally published in Global Living Magazine (December 2012), details and contact information have been updated. Historic Aix-en-Provence Magnetic Aix-en-Provence is one of the wealthier cities in France, with a long history of civilisation and an impressive roster of distinguished inhabitants. This city guide only begins to scratch the …

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Provence Family Vacation Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Provence Family Vacation Ideas for Holidays with Kids in the Alpilles

Family Vacation in Provence Those iconic images of rows of lavender, fields of sunflowers and bright red poppies, Roman ruins and cobblestone villages are actual landscapes of Provence, but unlikely to interest your children for an extended period. Whenever friends visit the Alpilles with their families, it has been our …

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Family-Friendly Holidays French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

Top Picks for Kid-Friendly Holidays on The French Riviera

I’m very happy to share some tips for families visiting the French Riviera, being a ‘local’ I sometimes forget where the hidden gems are myself. The French Riviera is a great place for families with an appealing mix of culture, outdoor activities and great climate adding up to a holiday …

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