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Tastes of Provence

Tables and Tastes of Provence Recipe Index
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Provence Top 5 Restaurants Favourites from a Travel Pro

Almost every year, we put together a list (or a few) of favourite restaurants in Provence. Since this is Provence, there is practically no end of terrific dining options in the region. Chefs in Provence build their menus around seasonal, locally available produce, small-batch cheeses, ethically raised meats and Mediterranean …

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Roasted Chicken with Herbes de Provence
Main CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesStephanie VillegasTaste

Easy Recipe for Roast Chicken Legs with Herbes de Provence

The brining process makes these roast chicken legs extra succulent, and the zesty lemon and herbes de Provence sauce elevate the flavour. The citrusy notes from the lemon harmonize seamlessly with the aromatic herbs, infusing the chicken with a burst of freshness and complexity. The symphony of flavours transforms this …

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Seared Butternut Squash Recipe with Garlic Ricotta and Walnut Crumble
Provencal RecipesSaladSide DishStarter CourseStephanie VillegasTaste

A Seared Butternut Squash Recipe that is Perfect for Cool Weather

In Provence, a sure sign of the changing seasons is the new varieties of produce in the grocery store. While it is not a wholesale change from one week to the next, regionally grown tomatoes are no longer prominent. Instead, apples, pears, green beans, mushrooms, carrots and colourful squash take …

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French Dessert Tarte Tatin Pear Tarte Tatin Atelier Laurel
DessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesStephanie VillegasTaste

French Dessert Tarte Tatin with Pears for a Seasonal Sweet

My husband arrived from the family orchards with a box of perfect pears. These medium-sized pears were bright green with hints of red and slightly but not too ripe. So I decided that Tarte Tatin aux Poires – Tarte Tatin with Pears- would be on the menu for my upcoming …

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Living in Provence

24 hours in Marseille Opera House
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

24 hours in Marseille Une Nuit at Maison Empereur

Deciding to go to Marseille for 24 hours, one night, we landed on November 1st as the best date for our schedule, but it is La Toussaint (All Saints Day), a public holiday (jour férié) and a busy time. However, we were lucky: the place I wanted to stay was …

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AixcentricExploreVillages Towns and Cities

My Ideas for Enjoying a Few Days in Marseille

Below is a collection of things you can do while visiting Marseille. These are only some of my ideas for a day in the city or a few days. The list includes something for everyone from beachgoers to art lovers. Enjoy this fascinating city. Head to the Beach I was …

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Nice Beach views French Riviera
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Walking Tour of Old Nice Tours with a Lovely Guide

We only had a week in Villefranche-sur-Mer on the French Riviera, but we needed a lifetime. Born in Nice, Celine O’Donnell loves her city and has turned her passion into walking tours in Nissa la Belle. On a hot summer day, we joined Celine for a walking tour of Old …

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Gout et Voyage Best of Provence Tours
ExploreGuided Holiday ToursMartine Bertin-Peterson

Gourmet Tour of Provence Meet the Locals and Delight Your Palate

My Goût et Voyage travel itineraries strike the right balance between sightseeing, gourmet experiences and relaxation. Each gourmet tour of Provence’s includes many highlights yet allows flexibility for spontaneous exploration. Working exclusively with trusted local partners, these small group tours focus on culture and cuisine, including cooking classes, wine tastings, …

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Provence Lavender June Tour
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Enchanting Provence: Lavender Fields and Heritage Sites a June Tour

Mother Nature determines the exact timing of when the lavender fields bloom in Provence each year. However, there is a certain magic with visiting the region before the crowds arrive for summer. Typically, June is a lovely month to travel in the South of France before it gets too hot …

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Valentine's Day Provencal Dinner Menu
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTasteWinter in Provence

3 Romantic Dinner Menus from Provence to Try

While there is no reason to wait until February 14th to show your affection, not acknowledging Valentine’s Day might not be a good love strategy. In France, la fête de Saint Valentin has historical and religious roots. In the middle ages, the belief was that birds started mating in the …

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