Comfort Food Roast Chicken with lemon rosemary saffron Sunday Suppers
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Comfort Food Roast Chicken for Dinner

Sometimes life is just too complicated, too busy and too connected. Those are the moments when you crave comfort food, family-style dining and meals with friends. This roast chicken is cooked with saffron, rosemary and lemon. I served it with roasted potatoes and peas for a simple Sunday dinner. And …

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Domaine Tempier Wine Estate
Our House in ProvenceTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaine Tempier Wine Estate in Bandol AOC

By Michel: I have wanted to visit Domaine Tempier, ever since the first time I read about the Bandol winery owned by the Peyraud family, in books authored by Richard Olney, Alice Waters and Kermit Lynch. Kermit Lynch the renown wine importer, was introduced to the Peyrauds by Richard Olney …

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Keith Van Sickle Book
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

St Rémy de Provence Living in the Alpilles

They fell in love with the South of France, although apparently not at first sight. It took 20 visits to Provence before Keith, and Val Van Sickle decided to make the region their part-time home. The couple’s home is near San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley. However, a contract assignment …

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Walking Tour Fountains Aix Jean Malte
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Take a Walking Tour the Fountains of Aix-en-Provence

Fountains and Roman Baths Aix-en-Provence is known as the City of Water. Settled in 122 BC by the Romans who found natural springs, they called the city Aquae Sextiae after one of their important consuls Sextius Calvinus. The “Waters of Sextius” provided the population with water (both hot and cold) …

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Fig Buttermilk Tart
David Scott AllenDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Fig Buttermilk Tart Made Easy

Sometimes you have to wonder why great chefs don’t cut corners. I suppose that is why I am a cook and not a chef because occasionally it just makes sense to skip a step for the same taste result. The recipe for this Fig and Buttermilk Custard Tart is a …

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Provencal Duck Stew Winter Fruits
François de MélogueMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Duck Stew with Winter Fruits

This duck stew recipe is completely adaptable to any season of the year. Provencal Duck Stew with Winter Fruits is a make-ahead main course for a meal with friends.

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Var Visit Le Castellet Bandol
Explore: Travel in ProvenceOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Many Reasons to Visit Le Castellet and Bandol AOC

Visit Le Castellet By Michel As we were approaching the end of our most recent sojourn in Sablet, I suggested to Shirley that we visit the Bandol region of the Var and taste wine since we had not been there for several years. One of my favourite blogs is authored …

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Pork Tenderloin Porcini Demiglace
David Scott AllenMain CoursePorkProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pork Tenderloin en Croûte with Porcini Demiglace

The inspiration for this pork tenderloin recipe comes from a few 1950s classics which included Waldorf Salad, Green Bean Casserole, and Pigs in Blankets. The ingredients for the original version of Pigs in Blankets included hot dogs and puff pastry. So, I like to think of Pork Tenderloin en Croûte …

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Apt Cent Cinq Holiday Apartments Apt Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Holiday Apartments in Apt a Place to Explore Provence

Jen and Chris Mallon are British transplants. They sold everything in 2018 and moved from England to Apt in the South of France. It was a quick move they decided to relocate in June and arrived in France at the end of September. They left their jobs, sold a house, …

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Spring Events in Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spring Events in Provence Discover What’s On 2020

Spring Events in Provence Spring in Provence is absolutely lovely. As is the case with most of the year, the sun shines brightly, but expect the odd rainstorm. Moisture in this period is critical for the grapes, olives, and almonds to start their growing cycles. In March and April, expect …

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