Butternut Squash Gratin de Courge
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste

Butternut Squash Gratin de Courge a Side Dish from Nice

Like many traditional recipes considered part of Cuisine Nissarde, gratin de courge is a dish you might find just as easily on a restaurant menu as in a grandmother’s kitchen in Nice. The recipe calls for courage, which is butternut squash. You can use other varieties of pumpkin, but best …

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Authentic Salade Niçoise Recipe Cuisine nissarde
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Discover the Authentic Salade Niçoise Recipe from Nice

La Salade Niçoise is a classic meal-sized salad (salade composée) with local, seasonal ingredients. As the name indicates, this salad originates from the French Riviera city of Nice, an attractive destination with vineyards within city limits and 10 kilometres of coastline. However, like many recipes, there are endless variations, but …

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Château-de-Crémat-Nice-Wines-of-Bellet
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Tasting at the Vineyards of Bellet in the City of Nice

Looking at the Mediterranean while sipping a crisp glass of Rolle at a vineyard confirms the City of Nice’s enviable location on the French Riviera. Historians believe that wine grapes have grown in the vineyards of Bellet since Phocean mariners settled in Massalia (Marseille) and Nice near the Baie des …

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Nice French Riviera City Tours
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Nice by Heart, the French Riviera City Where I Live

Céline O’Donnell is a private tour guide and native of Nice, France. She has lived in this Côte d’Azur city for 40 years and now runs guided walking tours of her city through her company Nice by Heart. After studying and working in the design field in London, and extensive …

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Roman Barge Arles Museum Antiquity
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireProvencal History & Traditions

5 Places to Find Roman History in Provence

Visible traces of Roman history weave throughout Provence, which is one of many reasons to visit the region. Below we highlight five (5) top places for evidence of the Roman era. #1 Roman Aix-en-Provence The Romans understood the need for freshwater for a settlement to thrive and survive. So, Entremont, …

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La Pissaladiere Niçoise Flatbread
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesStreet FoodTaste

How to Make La Pissaladière the Niçoise Flatbread

It’s hard to define la Pissaladière with slow-cooked onions, olives and anchovies. It’s not quite pizza, not quite a focaccia, but somewhere in between. Nevertheless, this popular street food is a delicious reason to visit Nice, France! What is La Pissaladière? A staple in traditional Cuisine Nissarde recipes, la Pissaladièra …

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A French Dinner Menu Winter in Provence Dinner Menu 2023
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Entertaining? A French Winter Menu from Dancing Tomatoes

We turned to author, chef, and journalist Susan Herrmann Loomis with 20 years of culinary teaching experience, for our 2023 Winter Menu. Loomis has published 14 best-selling cookbooks and founded the Dancing Tomatoes website. Living in Paris, she offers live cooking classes via video link and a collection of six …

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Merry Christmas Perfectly Provence 2017
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Happy Holidays 2022 from Perfectly Provence

Holiday Wishes! Happy, Healthy Holidays to all! After a year that felt a little more “normal”, it’s time to wish all our readers and partners the best for this joyful season. However, before we head out on a technology break, we want to acknowledge all our terrific contributors: Inspired by …

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Olives Marrakesh Culinary Travel Morocco
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

March 2023 Visit Marrakesh with Pitcher and Powell Culinary Adventure

It is hard to believe that our last visit to Marrakesh was in October 2019. However, the good news is that Pitcher and Powell are planning a return trip to Morocco from March 3-9, 2023. Join the founders for an unforgettable six (6) night getaway to exotic North Africa. Getting …

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Chandeliers Porsche Mathieu Lustrerie
Artists Inspired by ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Celebrating Chandeliers and Porsche 911 at Mathieu Lustrerie

Located in Gargas in the Luberon Valley, Mathieu Lustrerie is recognized worldwide for its chandelier restorations. A chandelier is more than just a light; it is an art form, and Mathieu Lustrerie merits the prestigious label Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV). The EPV designation is open to trades involved in …

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