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Tastes of Provence

Making Cassoulet
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Making Cassoulet What Wine to Serve?

By David Scott Allen No, Dorothy, we aren’t in Kansas… or Provence, for that matter. But I did this intentionally. I planned to make a cassoulet on New Year’s Eve for Susan and Towny of Provence WineZine and wanted the wine to pair perfectly. Since I got the basic recipe for …

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Bastide de Marie
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

An Enchanting Dinner to Remember at Bastide de Marie

By Cheryl Shufflebotham: Just a skip down the road from our rental in Ménerbes, we returned to la Bastide de Marie for the final evening of our yearly trip to Provence. And the meal won for best of the trip, though a couscous and garbanzo dish from an auberge in …

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Roast Pheasant Marsala Sauce
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Roast Pheasant with Marsala Sauce

The good news is now many farmer’s markets like the one close to us in Tuscon have wonderful farm-raised birds. Enjoy this recipe for roast pheasant with a tasty orange and marsala sauce.

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Searching Black Truffles Chefs Cooking
Petra CarterProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Crushed Black Truffle Mash Potatoes

For this recipe, the potatoes are lightly crushed rather than mashed.  Enjoy crushed black truffle mash potatoes with shellfish or beef.

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Living in Provence

Hot Air Ballooning Provence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in Provence

Up Up and Away Hot Air Ballooning in Provence

By Ashley Tinker: Hot Air Ballooning in Provence A couple months ago we were invited on a hot air balloon ride with AeroProvence. I think Tom, the owner, felt obligated with my enthusiastic likes and comments on all his instagram posts of fields and fields of lavender. Experiencing a ride …

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Alpilles Hiking Tips Hikers
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceStay Fit in Provence

Alpilles Hiking Tips Top Summit Hikes

Exploring the Alpilles Established in 2007, the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles is a relatively new park. However, the mountain range itself is the result of millennia of continuous geological evolution. Artifacts from human settlements found in these hills date back to the Neolithic era. The Alpilles (small Alps) is a …

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Cassis France Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleLocals Travel Tips

Calanques the Stunning Fjords of Provence

The Fjords of Provence Just east of Marseille lays the charming coastal town of Cassis, nestled at the bottom of steep, vineyard-covered hills that come almost to the sea. It’s so adorably cute that you might think you are walking into a postcard. There’s nothing better than a stroll through …

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Toulon Visit Provence Coastal City
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

Toulon Reasons to Visit to this Coastal City Provence

Author, Mary Lou Longsworth writes: Toulon: Discovering Something New in Provence We’ve been living in the countryside south of Aix, close to the Mediterranean, for five years. We miss Aix and our friends, and the almost-twenty years of memories we had there, but have no regrets. Aix isn’t far, and …

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French Riviera Visit Menton from Roquebrune Cap Martin
ContributorsExplore: Travel in ProvenceGayle PadgettVillages Towns and Cities

French Riviera Many Reasons to Visit Menton

In February, Author Gayle Padgett and her husband Ralph drove to the Côte d’Azur to visit friends who live near Menton.  There are many reasons to visit this coastal city. The citrus festival (Fête du Citron) is a big draw for visitors in mid-winter. The rest of the year, as …

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Getaway Alps Skiing Trekking
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Getaway to the Alps Spring Skiing and Summer Trekking

Getaway to the Alps A road trip to the Alps delivers a combination of excitement, outdoor sports, beautiful vistas and alpine weather. Several mountain resorts are closer than you might think from Provence providing an excellent destination for travellers and sportspersons alike. The Alps stretch 1,200 km across Europe through …

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