Reasons Why Toulon France Worth Visiting
Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe ThomasVillages Towns and Cities

Why Toulon France is Worth Visiting

Is Toulon worth a visit? Toulon doesn’t have a good reputation as somewhere to visit; in fact, internationally, Toulon doesn’t really have a reputation at all, whether good or bad. Despite being the 3rd biggest city in the PACA region and situated mid-way between Marseille and St Tropez, most foreign …

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Cooking Class Provence Gourmet
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Hands-Down Delicious Cooking Class with Provence Gourmet

Cooking Class in Provence The ladies came from Louisiana and Alabama to celebrate a milestone birthday in Provence. They were busy with activities that included a visit to Saint-Paul-de-Mausole and the antique stores in Isle sur la Sorgue. Along with the cultural and shopping activities, theses food lovers wanted to …

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Food Samples New Food Tour Marseille
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest PostVillages Towns and Cities

Try this Tasty New Food Tour in Marseille

Though Marseille is technically the capital of Provence, it feels more Mediterranean than French.  The vibrant port city is also wonderfully cosmopolitan due to the many cultures that have washed up on its shores throughout its 2600 years. It boasts the biggest Armenian community in Europe, has the continent’s 3rd …

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Château La Nerthe White Wine Chateauneuf-du-Pape
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

A Château La Nerthe White Wine Pairing

By David Scott Allen: White Wine Pairing As you may recall from my reviews over time, I have become a big fan of Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc. It is one of those wines that says “special occasion” to me. Thus, I decided to treat myself for my birthday and get a bottle. …

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Coconut Curry Chicken Soup
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Quick and Easy Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Traditional Provencal cuisine used hyper-local ingredients, picked from the potager (kitchen garden), foraged in the hills, and hunted nearby. In a region where dairy and beef were only available for the wealthy, ingredients such as coconut milk, curry and lime definitely were not part of any cook’s pantry. Today, Provencal …

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Rhône Valley Syrah Wine Steak Food Wine Pairing
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Rhône Valley Syrah Wine and Steak Au Chocolat

There is no need to explain that the 4th of July is a big holiday in the United States. Even for non-US residents, social media is awash in red-white-and-blue recipes well in advance of the celebration. This holiday is often a day when friends and family gather for lovely meals …

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Quick Saint-Tropez Getaway
Explore: Travel in ProvencePaula KaneVillages Towns and Cities

A Quick Saint-Tropez Getaway

Quick Getaway to Saint-Tropez Do you know the way to Saint-Tropez? I am quite certain that is not how the song goes, but I think it can easily be substituted! This summer was a super eventful one, with guests leaving, new guests arriving, big dinners, photoshoots and a little mini-break …

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Duck Thighs Roasted Olives Tomatoes Cooking Classes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Duck Thighs Roasted in Olives and Tomatoes

At least once a year we head to the Jean Martin Boutique in Maussane-les-Alpilles for a cooking class. The Ateliers de Cusine are short workshop-style classes which last for two and a half (2 1/2) hours. The menus change roughly every two months, but the class format is always the …

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Explore Southern France Touring TripUSAFrance
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Explore Southern France Touring Family Style

Take the girl out of France, but the country remains in her soul. Julia Girard-Gervois is the Owner and Tour Director of TripUSAFrance, a boutique travel agency based in Arlington, Virginia. In 2015, she and her husband launched the company along with her parents, who live in France. They want …

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Lemon-Frosted Pistachio Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Lemon-Frosted Pistachio Cake for Dessert

To bringing a course for the meal that related to our interpretation of the song. My contribution was this delicious Lemon-Frosted Pistachio Cake, a recipe by food writer, author and chef Nigel Slater.

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