Quick Summer Salad Zucchini Recipe
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

A Quick Summer Salad with Zucchini Squash

Regardless of location, there is probably nothing I like more than visiting a farmer’s market in the summer. However, if I were honest the daily Provencal marchés and Italian mercatos have a certain amount of charm that our local market lacks. However, with travel restrictions this year, I have been …

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Provence Self-Isolation Spring Flowers
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursMartine Bertin-Peterson

Thoughts of Touring Provence During Self-Isolation

Sadly, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, so many travellers have had to cancel their spring and early-summer vacations to France. Although we, too, have had to cancel our Goût et Voyage May/June 2020 Taste of Provence trips, I’m spending this valuable “free time” planning for winter 2020 and spring 2021. …

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La Chandeleur Crêpes France
Martine Bertin-PetersonTaste: Food & Drink

La Chandeleur Crêpes on the Menu in France

French Holiday Traditions In France, La Chandeleur falls on the 40th day of the Christmas Epiphany season on February 2nd. Also known as Candlemas, this holiday is celebrated in Provence with the making – and eating – of crêpes. La Chandeleur is the culmination of the Calendale, the festive holiday …

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Easy Apple Crumble Dessert
DessertMartine Bertin-PetersonPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Easy Apple Crumble for Dessert

I would be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t like the sweet aroma of baked apples, cinnamon and sugar. This Apple Crumble is easy to make for dessert.

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Les Petits Farcis Provencal
Main CourseMartine Bertin-PetersonPorkProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Les Petits Farcis a Provencal Specialty from Nice

Les Petit Farcis is a hearty dish often found on menus in Provence during fall and winter months. Found commonly on menus throughout the region les petits farcis originate from Niçoise cuisine.

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Provencal Goat Cheese Olives
Local Food Producers in ProvenceMartine Bertin-PetersonTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Staples Goat Cheese and Olives

Goat Cheese and Olives The Provencal diet is a Mediterranean one that relies heavily on local produce, seafood, cheese, olives and olive oil. In Provence, locals eat “de saison” focusing on what is in season and fresh at the market. A visitor to the area should certainly try some- if …

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Carrot Flan Side Dish
Lunchtime MealsMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Carrot Flan a Savoury Side Dish

Carrot Flan was inspired by a recipe in Cuisine et Vins of France. Easy to make and perfect for a light lunch with a green salad

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Mediterranean Sea Bass
Fish & SeafoodMain CourseMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Mediterranean Sea Bass with Olives and Tomatoes

The key to most (if not all) seafood recipes is not to overcook the fish. This Mediterranean Sea Bass is no exception, start to finish in about 15 minutes. The ingredients olives, tomatoes and garlic are typical flavours from the South of France, and many cuisines in the region.

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Christmas Traditions Santons Provence
Inspire: Art & CultureMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal History & Traditions

Christmas Traditions the Santons of Provence

One thing that always warms my heart during the holidays in Provence is the culture’s commitment to quality and tradition. We always see pictures of the endless lavender fields and crystal azure skies, but I feel as though Christmas time is when the real Provence shines brightest. Free from the …

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Provence Goût et Voyage Culinary Travel @goutetvoyage
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursMartine Bertin-Peterson

A Day in Provence with Goût et Voyage en Francais

A Day in Provence On a sunny late Spring morning, we gather on the terrace of our small, boutique hotel for breakfast. Over warm, freshly baked croissants, home-made jam, fresh fruit and local cheeses our group of six (6) contemplates the day’s itinerary. The topic of our French conversation this …

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