Le Pistou Cookery School Uzès Ready to Flambée
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Flavours at Le Pistou Cookery School in Uzès

Navigating the streets of Uzès on a market day is not for the faint of heart, add some road construction to the mix, and it gets a bit spicier, but I was determined. On the agenda, was a hands-on cooking class at le Pistou Cookery School, and the promise of …

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Books Guide Provence Guidebooks
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Allow These Books to Guide Your Travels Through Provence

Travel Guides for Provence Remember when we carried around hefty paperbacks to guide our travels? In the 1980s, long before smartphones, tourists faithfully checked these guidebooks for reviews on hotels, restaurants and the must-see sights. Backpackers conscious of space and weight often discarded the pages for a city or region …

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My Stylish French Box November 2018 1
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

French Delights in My Stylish French Box

You’ve got Mail Who doesn’t like getting a beautiful package in the mail? Some gift boxes provide clues about their contents. There is the telltale cardboard shape of a book from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. At Tiffany & Co, their packages in Tiffany Blue – Pantone 1837 (trademarked) tied …

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Culinary Adventure Provence Pastis in Marseille
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Culinary Adventure in Provence Touring Cuisine of the Med

Culinary Holiday in France Occasionally magic happens in the kitchen, but the odds are better if you have some training. In the case of Chef Francois de Mélogue and his wife Lisa, they have a collective 30+ years in the hospitality industry, and both enjoy entertaining – a winning combination. …

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Provencal Cuisine Books Food Lovers Cookbooks
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Exploring Provencal Cuisine Top Books for Food Lovers

Joy of Cooking in Provence True confession, I am a committed foodie (although the grammar checker that doesn’t seem to like the word). Maybe that admission will get me off the hook for not being able to objectively delete thousands of photos of markets. Over the years we have taken …

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Gliding Aéroclub des Alpilles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

St Remy Things to Do Try Gliding at Aéroclub des Alpilles

Soaring in the Alpilles In the idyllic playground of the Alpilles, my husband (aka M. Avion) stumbled upon utopia for those who like (or wish to try) soaring. In the heart of the Bouches du Rhone, is a location where the confluence of meteorological elements and geology create near perfect …

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Eygalieres Local Restaurants
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Where to Eat in Eygalieres a List of Local Restaurants

Unlike the abundant shopping in the heart of Saint Remy de Provence, the village of Eygalieres has only a handful of boutiques. However, what this town lacks in retail opportunities it makes up for in the options for places to eat and drink. The following list of cafés and restaurants …

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Provence Inspired Memoirs
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Provence Inspired Memoirs Books to Add to Your Reading List

For many, Peter Mayle’s best-selling novel “A Year in Provence“ was their introduction to the Provencal countryside. Images of the Côte d’Azur have long covered the pages of travel magazines, but it was Mayle’s descriptions of bumbling through a home renovation in the arrière-pays (translation: backcountry or hinterland) that shifted our view …

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MuSaMa Savon de Marseille Display
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

MuSaMa Savon de Marseille Preserving Provencal History

Le Musée de Savon de Marseille MuSaMa opened in mid-March (2018), this museum-boutique-workshop dedicated to safeguarding the reputation of Savon de Marseille is centrally located near the Vieux Port. The vision of the museum’s founders is to educate visitors about the vrai (real) Savon de Marseille, its eco-friendly ingredients, and …

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La Petite Josette en Provence Book Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

La Petite Josette en Provence a Children’s Book

Josette’s Provence Published in September 2018, “La Petite Josette en Provence” is a beautifully illustrated children’s book based in Provence. The book is the result of a mother-daughter collaboration that took  3 and ½ years to complete. This children’s story is written primarily in English, but with plenty of French …

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