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Tastes of Provence

La Tarte Tropézienne Tasha Powell
Cakes & CookiesDessertProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Tarte Tropezienne a Delicious Recipe for Serious Bakers

Tarte Tropezienne is a slice of French Heaven. Personally, I am a Tarte Tropezienne “Super Fan” and have made this pastry for 12 years. This long-time dessert favourite has been around for over 60 years. Brigitte Bardot made the Tropezienne famous by when she first moved to Saint Tropez.

To create this amazing dessert, there are three separate parts to the recipe: the brioche, the pastry cream and the whipped cream.

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Pan Bagnat French Sandwich
Lunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Pan Bagnat a French Sandwich Treat from Nice

I remember the first time I experienced a Pan Bagnat – I was a student in France and had taken my first trip to Nice. My first bite stayed with me from that moment  – partly because I love all the fresh spring-summer ingredients which paired perfectly with tuna and the magnificent French round crusty loaf

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Spiced Duck Breasts Blackberry-Balsamic Sauce
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Spiced Duck Breasts – Magret de Canard aux Épices

My inspiration for Spiced Duck Breasts was a recipe in Food & Wine. The dish is an international fusion where a Mexican spice blend meets a French-style magret de canard. The blackberry-balsamic reduction adds a touch of sweetness offsetting the spice. The result was delicious despite not quite following my …

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Moroccan Carrot Salad Recipe
Provencal RecipesSaladTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Moroccan Carrot Salad from Marrakesh

One of the recipes that we made in the first cooking class was this carrot salad. Enjoy the flavours of Morocco!

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Living in Provence

Caverne-du-Pont-d'Arc
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceRoad Trips South of France

Grotte Chauvet 2 at Caverne du Pont d’Arc a Time Warp

It took 90 minutes to turn back the clock 36,000 years. The Grotte Chauvet 2 is a UNESCO World Heritage Site at Caverne du Pont d’Arc. Located in the Ardeche, it’s a quick drive from most locations in the Bouches du Rhône. The site which opened to the public in …

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Viktorija Todorovska Provence lavender
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

My Best of Nice Living on the Côte d’Azur

Viktorija Todorovska is multi-lingual (Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Macedonian, and Serbian) and multi-talented (chef, sommelier, Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) instructor, and published author). She has a Masters in Teaching as a Second Language and a Ph.D. in Linguistics and Rhetoric from Arizona State University. In 2016, Todorovska …

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Chateau Romanin Vineyard Alpilles
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleVillages Towns and Cities

Our 7 Favourite Villages and Vineyards of the Alpilles

Les Alpilles are a small mountain range in Provence, about 20 minutes south of the papal city of Avignon. These mountains and the surrounding countryside are dotted with charming villages and rolling vineyards, the perfect place to spend a few days. My wife and I live part of the year …

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Tips Travel Budget Provence Grignan
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostLocals Travel Tips

Tips for How to Travel on a Budget in Provence

A Guest Post: Is there anyone who would not dream of visiting Provence? Just think about this region and images of lavender fields, the azure sea, and market produce appear in your head. Provence is just as you imagine! It is worth noting that Provence is not a cheap tourist …

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Provence Virtual Connections Covid-19
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Dreams of Provence Virtual Connections during Covid-19

Barely three months ago, many of us had never heard of Coronavirus or Covid-19. Now, we are glued to our newsfeeds and stunned by the rapidly changing environment. The health impact is real and terrifying, and the economic consequences are likely far-reaching. The terms self-isolation, shelter-in-place, lockdown, confinement have moved …

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Visit Favourite Cities Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Visit our Favourite Cities in Provence

With the large geographic footprint of Provence visiting the entire region in one trip, or a lifetime is nearly impossible. In high season (July and August), long drives and even longer lines should make you think twice about extended road trips. Instead, we suggest picking an activity each day and …

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