Market Cavaillon melons Provence
Keith Van SickleMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Going to the Wednesday Market in St-Remy

My wife Val and I live part of the year in St-Rémy-de-Provence, a town just south of Avignon. There are lots of fun things to do in St-Rémy and one of our favorites is to go to the Wednesday morning market. What’s it like to go to one of the …

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Summer Lunch Provence Menu
François de MélogueHoliday MenusProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Summer Lunch in Provence a Menu for Friends

I  am deeply moved by Jean-Andre Charial’s philosophical book “Lunch in Provence.” More correctly, it strengthened my conviction that the foundation of great food lies not only in the provenance of ingredients and simplicity of preparation but in emotion and passion while enjoying it. Charial spoke of lovely, outdoor makeshift lunches where just-picked vegetables and …

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Cotignac Views Provencal Countryside Benefits Rural Village Provence
Expat Living and Real EstateGuest PostLiving in Provence

Top 5 Benefits of Living in a Rural Village in Provence

This guest post is by Susana Iwase Hanson, the founder of Provence Living.net.  Susana is multi-talented and tri-lingual. She lives with her family in the Var in the beautiful, rural village of Cotignac (read more about her interesting backstory here). But after living on many continents, big city living is …

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Summer Jazz French Riviera
Lifestyle: Art & CultureMary Kay SealesWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Summer, Jazz on the French Riviera: How Can You Lose?

Even if you’re not a jazz aficionado, you’ll enjoy these smokin’ hot outdoor music festivals on the Côte d’Azur this summer. Build your trip around one, or all three! Nice Jazz Festival 2019 July 16 – 20 It’s another one of those impossibly, beautiful warm summer nights in Nice. The …

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La Table de Nicolas St Remy de Provence
Keith Van SickleRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Try A La Table de Nicolas for Fresh Dining in St-Remy

Dining in St Remy de Provence It’s difficult to become certified as a Master Restaurateur in France. Not only do you have to be able to cook at a high level, but everything must be homemade, not thawed or reheated.  When you find a restaurant with a Maître Restauranteur in …

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Visit Provence Beaux Villages Provence Villages Les Plus Beaux Villages de France Logo
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

A Visit to Provence and Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

By Barefoot Blogger There’s a new obsession running around in my head: “visit as many of France’s ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages‘ as I possibly can.”  So far, I’ve seen only 10 out of some 156 “authentic” Les Plus Beaux Villages. I have a lot of traveling to do. Les Plus …

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Slow-Cooked Spring lamb and Peas
LambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkViktorija Todorovska

Slow-Cooked Spring Lamb and Fresh Peas

Spring lamb and fresh peas will always be my go-to recipe for Easter. This combination is the culinary equivalent of putting away your winter coats. Fortunately, now that I live on the French Riviera, I no longer have to worry about heavy winter jackets. In Provence, the lamb is grass-fed and delicious.

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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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l’Auberge la Fenière Restaurant Dessert
Keith Van SickleRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Auberge la Fenière Where Gastronomy Meets Gluten-Free

When is the last time you said to yourself, “I could really go for a gluten-free meal”? That would probably be…never.  Who wants bread with the consistency of a hockey puck?  Or pasta that needs a mountain of sauce to make it edible?  And as for cakes and pies – …

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Les Rencontres Economiques d'Aix en Provence 2019
Guest PostLifestyle: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Leading Discussion Rencontres Economiques d’Aix-en-Provence

A visit to beautiful Aix-en-Provence – the city of art and water – should be on every visitor’s agenda. Founded by the Romans, this city has a remarkable history in the region. Only traces remain of this once crucial Roman settlement remain, but if you know where to look, there …

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