French Onion Soup
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

French Onion Soup Recipe a Bistro Classic

Imagine a steaming bowl of French onion soup (soupe à l’oignon) with a cheesy gratin topping in a lively Parisian bistro. Today the dish is almost synonymous with the French capital, but it is entirely possible to find this soup on a menu in Provence during the colder winter months. …

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Rhône Valley Wine Caladoc Le Clos Saint Michel Vignobles Guy Mousset et fils
David Scott AllenProvence WineZineTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Pairing Rhône Valley Caladoc Wine with Food

It’s not often that I consider bottles from a “big box” wine store for this column. With the exception of a few quality rosés I have gotten (and written about) from such stores, their selection of rosé wines is generally geared towards the Carries and Mirandas. Pretty bottles/labels, intense pink …

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Crispy Salmon and Lemony Risotto
Fish & SeafoodMain CourseMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Crispy Salmon with a Lemony Risotto Recipe

Salmon is a rich-flavoured fish that pairs well with most rosés but immediately came to mind as a fantastic pairing for our La Réserve Rosé as it mirrors some of the essential aromas and flavours of this limited edition wine. Please ensure you source your salmon as sustainably as possible …

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Orgon Notre Dame de Beauregard Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Discover These Authentic Alpilles Villages

Within the Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles are several villages, each with a distinctive character. Authentic Alpilles Villages Below, we highlight a few towns that are not typically on visitors’ itineraries. These villages have as much history and charm as their popular neighbours. But perhaps with some additional authenticity as …

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Tarte Tatin aux Pommes
David Scott AllenDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste

Tarte Tatin aux Pommes a French Classic

As you know, I am a big fan of traditional foods. One of my favourites is the Tarte Tatin, an upside-down apple tart. While there are many upside-down tarts and cakes in French cuisine (tartes renversées, gateaux renversés) the one named Tatin is made with apples. The Tarte Tatin was …

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2021 Grape Harvest Provence
Guest PostTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Wine Update on the 2021 Grape Harvest in Provence

Late last year I wrote about the challenges for the winemakers of Provence in 2021. Between Mother Nature and some human-caused issues, the harvest seemed to be in jeopardy. 2021 Harvest Shows Promise However, according to updated information, the 2021 wine crop in Provence seems to be pretty good, at …

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Winter Dinner Menu 2022 Wine Pairings
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Enter Today for a Chance to Win Acquiesce Wines

Perfectly Provence has partnered with Acquiesce Winery on two gift packages. Acquiesce Winery is a producer of French-style white and rosé wines in the heart of Lodi, California – Zinfandel country. Enter this contest today for a chance to win one of two packages of the featured bottles. This giveaway …

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Chicken Black Truffles Mushroom Cream Sauce
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste

Chicken with Black Truffles and a Mushroom Cream Sauce

If you have never tried a dish with fresh black truffles, it’s honestly hard to know what all the fuss is about. Once your tastebuds have made the connection between the earthy aroma and the intense flavour, you begin to comprehend why chefs refer to these fungi as “black diamonds,” …

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Hearty Winter Stew Grillade Aigriada Saint Gilloise
BeefCook'n with ClassMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

For a Hearty Winter Stew try Grillade Saint Gilloise

A slow-cooked meat stew, Grillade Saint-Gilloise, might be the perfect winter recipe. A hearty meat dish, this recipe typically includes beef or bull (taureau) chuck, onions, anchovy fillets, and capers. Sometimes called agrillade, aigriade, in Arles broufade, in Provencal broufado.  The key to this recipe is the long marinating time. …

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Expat Living and Real EstateGuest PostLiving in Provence

Move to Provence: How to Manage Your Business Remotely

Is it within reach to successfully run a business remotely? CEOs have tried and tested strategies on how to manage conventional businesses. Emphasizing the benefits of working in the office setting, they usually mention the possibility of discussing emerging issues at once, data security, and no distractions at the workplace. …

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