Zucchini Rolls Vegetarian Cooking With Italian Cheeses
Main CourseProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & DrinkVegetarian

Zucchini Rolls a Vegetarian Cooking Class

Simple to prepare, these zucchini rolls bring together the abundant produce of Provence with the wonderful cheeses of Italy. Prepare the dish as a vegetarian main course, or as a side dish with a protein of your choice. I like to think of it as a lasagna without the noodles. …

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Absinthe Ice Cream
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Fancy an Ice Cream in Provence? Our Top Picks

Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal. ~ Voltaire* Susan Gish writes for Aixcentric: Sam and I had a really tough assignment over the summer doing the research for this article (she said sarcastically). But someone has to do it, so instead of worrying about getting rid …

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Family-Friendly Walks French Riviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceRebecca WhitlockeStay Fit in Provence

Preparing for Family-friendly Walks on the French Riviera

One of the nicest things about living on the French Riviera is the number of walking trails you can discover with your family. There’s plenty of trails that are perfect for all ages throughout the year. The French Riviera has an incredible amount of history, so you can combine exercise …

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Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken with shallots and grapes
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken for Easy Entertaining

Sheet pan chicken is all the rage these days. I resisted the idea for a long time, figuring it was just another culinary fad that would fade. But then I realized that one of my favourite chicken dishes ever is a sheet pan chicken recipe by Ottolenghi. Chicken with Fennel …

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Great Hiking Luberon
Explore: Travel in ProvenceJulie WhitmarshStay Fit in Provence

There is Great Hiking in the Luberon

This last week, I have been out every day, walking with Millie. Not just a little amble along the lane or up the trails at the back of the house, but good, long walks, exploring some favourite tracks and finding some new ones too. Although the physiotherapist has said that …

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Almond tarts with red berries (Tartes Amandine aux fruits rouges)
DessertGuest PostPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Almond Tarts with Red Berries (Tartes Amandine aux fruits rouges)

If you enjoy the almond flavour of the Galettes des Rois (a traditional holiday recipe in France) but find it a bit too rich, here is an alternative with a twist. Almond cream can also be used in tarts to make our Tartes Bourdaloue or in tartlets for our Amandines. …

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Spring Dinner Menu Paris French Menu 2021
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste: Food & Drink

A Spring Dinner Menu from Paris Part-Time

Chef, author, and part-time resident of Paris, Lisa Baker Morgan agreed to curate our Spring Menu. She brings together three (3) recipes that celebrate the best of spring flavours, including asparagus, morels and strawberries. Start your evening with a cocktail, perhaps a glass of French champagne or one of these …

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French Bakeries Boulanger Aix-en-Provence
AixcentricTaste: Food & Drink

French Bakeries Visiting a Boulanger in Aix-en-Provence

Susan and Sam Gish went on a magical tour of Au Pavé du Roy: Artisan Patissier Chocolatier Boulanger Glacier Traiteur in Aix-en-Provence. Our rendez-vous was with Mme Laurence Campanella, who is the 3rd generation owner of the shop. She invited us to come on a morning in October, and we …

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AixcentricInspire: Art & CultureProvencal History & Traditions

Discovering Arles the Museums and Roman Sites

I discovered some interesting information online about a dig that has been progressing on the opposite bank of the Rhône River (from Arles), at Trinquetaille. Underneath an 18th-century glassworks, now a ‘monument historique,’ they have uncovered a group of Roman houses, many with mosaic floors.  The fresco in the illustration …

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A Classic French Cheese Soufflé Recipe
Provencal RecipesStarter CourseTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

A Classic French Cheese Soufflé Recipe

A French cheese soufflé was part of a menu that I created for a virtual cooking class. The class Fusion Vegetarian Menu Inspired by My Travels in France and Morocco! included a delicious line-up of dishes. The menu included four vegetarian courses: a classic Cheese Soufflé, Grilled Moroccan Vegetable Kabobs, …

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