Blue Cheese Fig Tart
David Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Blue Cheese Fig Tart Made Two Different Ways

If you are a fan of figs, you know that their season is short, and when figs are ripe, they are not going to last long. So, when the beautiful, sweet bounty presented itself, it was time to make Blue Cheese Fig Tart.

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Wines of Provence Rhone Valley
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Wines of Provence Understanding the Colours and Terminology

“The Allure of Provence and its Wines” was previously published in Culinaire Magazine (June 2016). This updated article includes additional reading, travel tips, and details on wine colour production and terminology. Mention Provence to a friend and they likely have a mental image that involves cobalt skies, cicadas and lavender …

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Dessert Wines Provence Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise
Jill BarthWines and Spirits of Provence

Some of My Favourite Dessert Wines from Provence and Southern France

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: As I mentioned in my earlier post this week: I remember the first time I sipped a Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, a vin doux naturel (VDN, naturally sweet wine) from France’s Southern Rhône Valley. It was with Patrick Soard and his daughter Justine, of Domaine de Fenouillet, on …

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Markets Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Markets of Provence and the Cote d’Azur a Reference Guide

Welcome to our resource guide for the Markets of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. This article is a reference directory to some of the better-known markets, producers’ markets and a few more. It would be impossible to list every market in the region, and at the end of the day, …

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Winter Dinner Menu Provencal Cuisine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHoliday MenusProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Winter Weekend Dinner Party Menu Inspired by Provencal Cuisine

We have been “dining-out” on David’s delicious seafood-based Christmas menu, and a bit reluctant to turn the page to the realities of a cold winter in parts of North America. However, the truth is that Provence is enjoying a mild-ish winter, while skiers are revelling in the snowy Alps this …

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Bespoke Wine Tour Provence Your Private Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Calling Wine Lovers! Join a Bespoke Wine Tour in Provence in September

Has Provence been on your travel bucket list for a while? Or, are you already a Provence fan looking for an experience away from the major tourist sights? Emily Durand, the founder of Your Private Provence, has created a wine-focused experience for an intimate group this September. Durand is an …

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Vaison Danses Vaison la Romaine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Vaison Danses One of Many reasons to Visit Charming Vaison La Romaine

Dancing Under the Stars On a warm July evening, the setting sun kisses the Rhone Valley grapevines good-night as dancers perform in a 7000-seat Roman theatre. No, you are not dreaming. For 22 years, the Vaison Danses festival brings together international dancers to perform for audiences in the Vaucluse. This …

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Valentine's Day Menu by Cook'n with Class
Cook'n with ClassFrench Cooking ClassesHoliday MenusProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Valentine’s Day Menu from a Chef’s Wife and Wine Pairings

Yeah, I won’t lie, there are certainly some perks to being a chef’s wife. You get to be the guinea pig for his latest recipe obsession for one. I get to watch him perfect his talents while I indulge in little tastings. And while my wardrobe may not always be …

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Gigondas Village #Vaucluse #CoteduRhone @PerfProvence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Exploring with Provence Authentic Tours

Jessica and Elodie are celebrating an anniversary, these tourism graduates launched their travel agency Provence Authentic one year ago, in January 2015. Originally from Lyon Jessica has lived in Provence for a decade and Elodie is local, she was born in Carpentras only 15kms away from their headquarters in Vacqueyras. …

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Veronique Bienfait
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLearning French

Resolution Learn to Speak French in Provence

What promises did you make for 2016? No dessert? More exercise? Less rosé? (are you crazy!) Or is this the year that you have decided to learn to speak French? If your resolution is to improve your Français communication skills, then Véronique Bienfait is here to help you with language services …

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