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Pork Rillettes Classic French Recipe
AppetizerFrançois de MélogueProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pork Rillettes are a Classic French Recipe

By definition, pork rillettes are made using a preservation method similar to duck confit. The pork is seasoned, then slow-cooked submerged in fat and cooked at a grandmotherly pace for several hours. Afterward, the pork is shredded and packed into sterile containers, covered in a thin veneer of fat and …

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Moroccan Tagine with Fish, Sweet Potatoes and Golden Raisins
Fish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Moroccan Tagine with Fish, Sweet Potatoes and Golden Raisins

The word tagine describes two things a heavy earthenware dish with a conical lid, and a slow-cooked stew. The following recipe for Moroccan Tagine with Fish and Sweet Potatoes is one that we learned during our Pitcher & Powell Cuisine & Culture trip to Marrakesh.

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Summer Soup Blueberry Lavender
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Cold Summer Soup with Blueberry and Lavender

There are some ingredients that remind you of a place you’ve been or, in this case, a place you lived. The state of Maine is one of those places with its fabulous seafood – lobster, clams and Gulf-of-Maine shrimp. Summer eating in this coastal state is all about lobster roll …

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Recipe Chicken Tagine Green Olives and Preserved Lemon
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for Chicken Tagine with Green Olives and Preserved Lemon

Cocoa and Lavender reached a milestone 10th birthday in February – 10 years and over 500 recipes published. At the beginning, I had no idea what to write. I had never taken a food photo, not even surreptitiously in a restaurant. I didn’t have a clue about how blogs work. …

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Living in Provence

Ansouis Village Luberon
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

7 Picture-Perfect Towns In Provence

Provence is a classic travel destination and a never-ending source of inspiration and relaxation. But why do people choose to visit Provence? First of all, because of those winding streets, decorated with greenery and flowers. Secondly, because of its incredible climate – all pictures of Provence towns look amazing due …

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Aigues Mortes Camargue Visit
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Aigues Mortes the Fortified Town in the Camargue

Don’t Argue with a King Aigues Mortes (Eaux Mortes or Dead Waters) is where King Louis IX chose to build a fortified presence in 1240. However, King Louis IX was not the first to construct near this marshland. Charlemagne beat him to it many years before when he had the …

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La Cadière-d'Azur Var
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La Cadière-d’Azur Var Village to Visit

Hilltop Village La Cadière-d’Azur is a small medieval village perched on the edge of a cliff on the hill across from Le Castellet in the south-west of the Var region. After we finished our walk-about Le Castellet, we decided that since we were in the area, we should cross the valley …

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French Riviera Juan les Pins Plage des Ondes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Best of French Riviera Living in Juan les Pins

Who could blame New Zealand native Rebecca Whitlocke for falling in love with an Englishman and the French Riviera? For over a decade, Rebecca has lived with her young family on the French Riviera in Juan les Pins. This seaside town is a relatively small centre, as compared to Nice …

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Secrets Arles Visit Provence Await
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The Secrets of Arles My Unforgettable Visit to Provence

The road through France to discover Arles. by Mahima Kaur Arriving in Arles A transport strike, a few cancelled trains and an urgent Uber ride from Avignon to Arles was not the kind of Provencal welcome I had imagined. The long journey and a growling stomach are quickly forgotten when …

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Aix-en-Provence Views Old Town
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City of Fountains My 24 Hours in Aix-en-Provence

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Aix-en-Provence? Is it the tree-lined Cours Mirabeau, with its elegant, sun-drenched buildings and cafés buzzing with activity? Maybe the many fountains that make Aix so famous? Or the city’s best-known hometown hero, the Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne? …

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