Make Perfect Salade Niçoise
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

Make the Perfect Salade Niçoise

A debate is raging over what constitutes a “correct” salade Niçoise. To the purists, the rules are clear: no vinegar, no lettuce, no fresh tuna, and no boiled vegetables, like potatoes or green beans. If you add any of these, you will be labelled as a heretic and sent to …

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Swiss Chard Tart Dessert - Tarte niçoise aux blettes et pignons de pin
DessertGuest PostPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Swiss Chard Tart a Classic Niçoise Dessert

How do you meet anyone in 2020? Without the help of Zoom and Instagram, it would be nearly impossible. Admittedly, I spend a bit too much time on Instagram (perhaps there is a therapist out there), but it’s hard not to with mouthwatering culinary images like those of frenchified_wife. A …

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Nice Rosé Wine Tasting
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

When in Nice Rosé Wine Tasting and Niçoise Street Food

Rosé Tasting on Fridays Rosé wine and the Mediterranean lifestyle are deeply intertwined. France and Provence, in particular, is the leading global producer of rosé. However, with promotions like ‘Rosé all Day’ it’s possible to think of this wine as a fad. It’s not! Rosé was the preferred grape-based drink …

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Warm Salad Nicoise Recipe Provenca
Agathe ForestProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

Warm Salad Nicoise a Recipe from Provence

In Nice, where this main course salad gets its name no chef would ever dream of serving a Warm Salad Nicoise. However, in my part of Provence, the dish is perfect when the weather isn’t. The ingredients (tuna, olives, eggs, peppers and anchovies) are the same as the traditional cold version of this salad

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Pan Bagnat Nice French Riviera Provence @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Nicoise Classic Pan Bagnat

What could be more delicious than a big messy sandwich at a picnic with friends. This Nicoise Pan Bagnat is packed with layers of flavour that only get better the longer they marinate together. Fresh peppery arugula with tuna, pickles, olives, capers, fennel, tomatoes, anchovies and homemade mayonnaise are perfectly presented on an artisan baked french loaf.

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Salade Niçoise Tastes of Provence
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

Salade Niçoise Tastes of the Mediterranean

Salade Niçoise Tastes of the Mediterranean it is yet another variation on a wonderful light salad that takes advantage of the season’s best tomatoes and potatoes.

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Nicoise Salad Cooking Classes Provence @venisenprovence
Provencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

How to Make a True Nicoise Salad

What is a true Niçoise salad? An authentic Niçoise is made with raw vegetables; only the eggs are cooked. You have anchovies or tuna, never the two. This salad can be a complete meal with some good bread and a glass of rosé! You can mix the salad just before serving.

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Hilltop Villages Côte d'Azur Gourdon, The Eagle’s Nest
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van SickleVillages Towns and Cities

Hilltop Villages to See the Côte d’Azur Hinterlands

When most people think of the Côte d’Azur, they think of glamorous spots like Cannes, Antibes, and Nice—beautiful cities, all of them. But this glorious corner of France is also home to charming inland villages that are well worth a visit. Let’s look at a few. Gourdon, The Eagle’s Nest …

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Paris-Part-Time-Book-Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Who Doesn’t Dream of Paris Part Time? A Book Review

Lisa Baker Morgan did not plan to live in Paris, although she dreamed of spending time in the “City of Lights.” She certainly did not intend to write a book called Paris, Part Time, but life takes us on an uncharted journey, and as a result, this lady has her …

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Villefranche-sur-Mer French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

Feeling at Ease in Villefranche-sur-Mer and French Riviera

Guest Writer: Solo on the French Riviera Of all the places, I choose Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera as my holiday escape for two weeks a year. As a working woman, in my fifties, I am conscious that travelling alone is not always easy. Short of not being able to …

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