Blue Cheese Fig Tart
David Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

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-AbbottTasteWines 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

Favourite Dessert Wines from Provence and Southern France

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 their property – neighbours with …

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Markets Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

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-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

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-AbbottExploreGuided 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? The founder of Your Private Provence, Emily Durand, has created a wine-focused experience for an intimate group this September. Durand is an …

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Ansouis Village Luberon
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel Tips

Exploring from Apt 4 Day Trips in the Vaucluse

Jen and Chris Mallon decided to move from England to Apt quickly. They decided in June 2018 and arrived in France that September. Leaving their jobs, selling a house, they headed through the channel tunnel to Provence. After four years in the Luberon, they are busy running Cent Cinq self-catered …

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Vacqueyras Rhône Valley Wine
Provence WineZineTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Vacqueyras Rhône Valley Wine Pairing

After a long year and a half, our good friends and neighbours Ursula and Bob returned to the neighbourhood from their other home is in upstate New York, in the Catskill Mountains. It’s nice to have them back. We had them over to dinner to celebrate their return and wanted …

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Merry Christmas Perfectly Provence 2017
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Happy Holidays from Perfectly Provence

Holiday Wishes! It’s time to wish everyone all the best for this joyful season – Happy, Healthy Holidays! However, before we head out on a technology break, it’s time to acknowledge all our terrific contributors. Inspired by Provence Lynne launched Aixcentric intending to post current events happening in and around …

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Provence Best Melon Cavaillon Melon
Keith Van SickleLocal Food ProducersTaste

Provence has the Best Melon in the World

There are lots of different melons, from the ubiquitous cantaloupe to the fabulously expensive Yubari King. And the best of them all comes from a small town in Provence called Cavaillon. Melon de Cavaillon has a history that goes back to the days of the Avignon Papacy. The popes needed …

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