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Festive Holiday Dinner Menu 2021
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Festive Holiday Dinner Menu from Provence

December is a festive time in Provence. At this time of the year, outdoor and indoor market stalls brim with hearty meats, fowl, shellfish, and winter vegetables. I hope you enjoy this Festive Holiday Dinner Menu with my favourite, and slightly decadent, dishes – foie gras, duck confit and chocolate …

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Double Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cakes & CookiesDessertFrench with AgnesProvencal RecipesTaste

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies a Recipe from France

You might find it surprising to see chocolate chip cookies in the country famous for flaky croissants and perfect baguettes. Of course, these cookies are not traditionally French, but who doesn’t love biscuits aux pépites de chocolate? In large tourist centres such as Paris, where there are millions of visitors …

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Chocolate Mousse Recipe
DessertFlans, PuddingsMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesTaste

Make this Chocolate Mousse for Dessert

There is something deliciously decadent about a chocolate dessert. So, this Chocolate Mousse fits the bill perfectly, it’s easy to make, and your guests will love the extra effort. This easy recipe was adapted from "Around My French Table" by Dorie Greenspan. Enjoy chocolate mousse as the finale for your …

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Win Virtual Cooking Class Let's Eat the World
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste

Win a Virtual Cooking Class Giveaway from Let’s Eat the World

Building on their successful cooking school, our friends at Let’s Eat the World – Cook’n With Class Experiences offer virtual classes in addition to their regular (in-person) culinary programming in Paris and Uzès. Win a Virtual Cooking Class The online courses and culinary workshops include tasty options from mastering classic …

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Living in Provence

Le Barroux Village Vaucluse
ExploreOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Le Barroux Village in the Vaucluse and Family Connections

Who doesn’t love a good family mystery? My father Daniel Augsburger was born in Switzerland. His mother was French and at a young age, the family moved to the South of France. He came to the United States in 1939, just prior to World War II for college and to …

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Colorado Provencal Luberon Walk
ExploreJulie WhitmarshStay Fit

Autumn is the Perfect Time for Hiking in Provence

It’s a few weeks since Andy’s little ‘finger’ incident happened and we’ve been settling into life without cycling, as riding with a heavy-duty bandage protecting the stitches, doesn’t really make gear-changing particularly easy. I know I can go out on my own, but somehow, it just doesn’t seem right, so …

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Painting Workshops Provence Tessa Baker
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Get Creative in Provence Painting Holidays

It’s incredible how the energy in someone’s words radiates positivity. Reading Tessa Baker’s newsletter about her 2022 painting holidays in Provence, Antigua and the Cinque Terre, I felt like life is finally returning to “normal.”  We connected via Zoom to talk about her new creative projects, including an online course …

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Roman Traces Apt was Apta Julia
ExploreJulie WhitmarshVillages Towns and Cities

Apt was once Apta Julia the Roman City

A couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to do a pop-up event with my jewellery in the cellar of our friends’ newly restored townhouse and apartments in the centre of Apt Cent Cinq. I say cellar, but this was the most beautiful, vaulted stone room, set below the …

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St Remy de Provence Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Reasons to Visit Saint-Rémy-de-Provence

Jewel of the Alpilles Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (often written St Rémy) is perhaps the ideal sized town in the Alpilles. There are plenty of tempting boutiques, chic hotels, a charming pedestrian-friendly centre and lots of restaurants. The largest town in the Alpilles, St Rémy has a population of roughly 9,800 people. Popular …

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Eygalieres Panorama Old Village #Eygalieres #Provence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Villages of the Alpilles: Eygalières

Pretty Eygalières Located on the northeastern edge of the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles, the hamlet of Eygalières has an official population of about 1,900 residents. However, when second homeowners and short-stay visitors descend upon the village in the summertime, the population swells well beyond the formal count. The setting …

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