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Tastes of Provence

Culinary Holiday Uzès Cook'n with Class
Ashley TinkerFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Get Cooking Book Your Culinary Holiday with Cook’n with Class Uzès Now

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: A Culinary School in Uzès Recently I attended a Provençal desserts class at the Cook’n with Class Uzès school. Cook’n with Class Uzès is a culinary school specialising in day classes of Provencal and Mediterranean cuisine. It is the sister culinary school to Cook’n with …

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Herbes de Provence Crusted Lamb Lollipops @MirabeauWine
LambMain CourseMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Spring Recipe for Herbes de Provence Crusted Lamb Lollipops

This recipe for herbes de Provence crusted lamb lollipops almost defines the classic flavours of Spring – local lamb, fresh herbs and market vegetables. I call this garrigue-crusted lamb as the topping is made with fresh herbs that you typically find in the hills of Provence. Start the preparation with the oven-roasted tomatoes as that takes a while. During that time prepare the lamb and fresh spring vegetables of your choice.

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Brantes La Géante de Provence la Bière du Ventoux
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

New Hoppy Brews in Brantes La Géante de Provence la Bière du Ventoux

La Géante de Provence is a new microbrewery located in the perched village of Brantes. Naming the beer might have been the easy part of a process that has taken the co-owners Rory White and Pascale Merlette-Lagarde well over two years of talking, planning, ordering and finally brewing. As brewmasters, …

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Fresh Market White Asparagus Gratin @Cocoa&Lavender
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

White Asparagus Gratin a Seasonal Recipe to Celebrate Spring

During spring months in Provence, it is common to find fresh white and green asparagus in local markets, and the perfect excuse to make a white asparagus gratin. In Germany, this particular season has a name: Spargelzeit. This phrase really just means “asparagus time”, but it sounds so poetic in German. …

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Living in Provence

Gordes Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Visiting Gordes —The Crown Jewel Village of the Luberon Valley

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Placed in a commanding position with all her majestic glory is a village that shines like a jewel above all others. She wears her crown well as visitors flock to capture her image from the valley below. The best time to see Gordes is …

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Spring Luberon Lourmarin Cherry trees blooming Maison-des-Cerises
Caroline LongstaffeExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Spring in the Luberon Valley a Visit to Lourmarin

Contributor blog post by Caroline Longstaffe: When you leave a place for several months, however much you love it, even somewhere as special as Lourmarin, you find yourself wondering. Wondering if it is really is as magical as the images you have so firmly imprinted in your mind. Wondering whether you’ll …

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Provence Guided Market Tours
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Insider Provence Guided Market Tours with a Local

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Sure the markets in Provence are tempting, but… Are you curious about in the ins and outs of working in a market in Provence? Do you want to taste the best Provencal ingredients and find out how they’re made? Would you like to eat breakfast at …

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Visit Monaco
AixcentricExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Join the Tourisme Gardanne Day Trip a Visit to Monaco

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The Office du Tourisme at Gardanne is offering a day-trip to Monaco on Saturday 19th May.  It’s an early start, 7:15, but then it’s quite a drive.  Once there, there’s an organised trip round the Musée Océanographique and also the Palais Princier, followed by free time. 86 …

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Visiting Côte d'Azur
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in Provence

Travel Tips for Visiting the Côte d’Azur a Guest Post by Author Jane Dunning

Contributor blog post by Jane Dunning for Curious Provence: Visiting the Côte d’Azur I’ve stayed in over twenty places in Provence, from Menton in the east to Cassis in the west and Orange in the north and, I confess, it’s my favourite region in the whole of France. It’s also the …

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Early Spring Landscapes Provence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in Provence

Capturing Early Spring Landscapes in Provence in Photos

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: May I brag for a moment? Just look at how beautiful these landscapes are, even at this time of year. Most of these pictures were taken with my phone, as many were impromptu pit spots on the side of the road. I’ve noticed a sudden …

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