Picnics in Provence Essential Ingredients
Tasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Picnics Here are the Essential Ingredients

Picnic is a universal term for creating a culinary experience in nature with some of your favourite portable foods. The French, though, take the word pique-nique to an elevated culinary level! My experiences in North America pale in comparison to the memorable pique-nique outings I have experienced in Provence. Start with …

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Grilled Sourdough Tartines wearecookandbaker-griddled-ricotta-peach-basil-tartines-recipe
Lunchtime MealsMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Summer Picnic Perfect: Grilled Sourdough Tartines with Ricotta, Peach and Basil

This recipe is a delicious combination of savoury (sourdough), creamy (ricotta), sweet (peach and honey), and tangy (chicory, radicchio, vinegar). Enjoy a DIY open-faced sandwich in the sun with a crisp rosé from Provence.

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St Remy Picnic Lac Peiroou Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceKeith Van Sickle

Secrets of St.-Rémy: The Best Place for a Picnic

Contributor blog post by Keith Van Sickle: Just ten minutes from the center of St.-Rémy is a shady picnic spot known only to the locals. It sits along the shores of a lake created thousands of years ago by the Romans. When hordes of tourists crowd into town, it’s nice …

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Crespeou Classic Provencal Recipe
Ginger and NutmegLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Crespeou a Classic Provencal Recipe for Picnics

Crespeou (pronounced cres-PAY-oo) means crêpe in Provencal is also called Gâteau d’Omelettes. This is a traditional Provencal recipe, which is often found in picnic hampers

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Marseille Beaches Marseille Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Menu: Summer Picnic

Summer holidays call for easy recipes and portable meals that work just as well at the beach as on a buffet table. This summer picnic menu is inspired by the endless sunny days and cicada-filled symphonies of Provence. Enjoy summer dining al fresco with these simple to make, easy to pack and delicious …

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Elizabeth Bard @ElizabethBard Picnix in #Provence
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Win a Copy of Elizabeth Bard’s Picnic in Provence

Want to lose weight?…Open an artisanal ice cream shop. Elizabeth Bard tells me that she and her husband Gwendal lost 10 and 20 pounds respectively the first summer that they opened Scaramouche Artisan Glacier in Cérèste. The tale of how an art historian from New York and a Frenchman with …

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Picnicking Cote d'Azur Provence @FibiTee
Phoebe ThomasTaste: Food & Drink

Top 5 Spots Picnicking on the Côte d’Azur

As a family we love going on picnics all over the wonderful area the we call home – the Côte d’Azur. Here I share with you some of our favourite locations; some well known, others not so. An absolute favourite spot, which is always a success with visitors when we …

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Moustiers-Ste-Marie Market #Provence @FranceenVelo
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursStay Fit in Provence

Picnics in Provence with France en Velo

This post is from Hannah Reynolds and John Walsh the authors of France en Vélo – The Ultimate Cycle Journey From Channel to Med – St-Malo to Nice. There are many fantastic restaurants and cafes in Provence, but my most memorable meals are those eaten by the road side. Cycle …

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French Cooking Online Classes Table in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Our List of Virtual French Cooking Online Classes

In a “normal” year, we would attend several cooking classes and culinary demonstrations. Instead, we seem to be buying more cookbooks and trying new recipes, but miss a chef’s creative buzz. The great news is many of our favourite culinary experts and cooking schools have moved to online formats allowing …

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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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