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

Spring Events in Provence Discover What’s On 2021

Spring Events in Provence Spring in Provence is 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 to …

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Food Favourites Recipes Provence
Guest PostProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

5 of the Best Provencal Recipes Inspired by Southern France

Looking for authentic cuisine? Are you a big fan of France? If you said “yes” to both of these, then read on! Of all the places in the world, France is well-known for its various cuisines that many curious foodies and tourists want to get their hands on right now. …

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My Visit Aix-en-Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and CitiesVirginie Van Der Wees

My Many Reasons to Visit Aix-en-Provence

My name is Virginie Van Der Wees. I am a French teacher for non-French speakers. I live near Aix-en-Provence. Every morning, it’s a pleasure to wake up and tell myself that I live at the foot of the Sainte-Victoire mountain, 25 minutes from Aix-en-Provence. Je m’appelle Virginie Van Der Wees. …

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Shrimp Cakes Dinner
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Shrimp Cakes for Dinner with Friends

Try these savoury, irresistible shrimp cakes with a gingery-lime mayonnaise and salad. With a little advanced preparation, they come together very quickly and, before you know it, an excellent light supper is on the table. On this particular evening, we shared the meal virtually with friends across the country. Through …

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Explore: Travel in ProvencePhoebe ThomasVillages Towns and Cities

Some of the Plus Beaux Villages de France

France is full of enchanting villages, and among the approximately 30,000 communes, there are undoubtedly thousands of beautiful ones. However, officially there are exactly 159 Plus Beaux Villages de France – 159 most beautiful villages of all. But how can there be such a precise figure? Easy! This is not …

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Online Tastes of Culinary Travel
French Cooking ClassesMartine Bertin-PetersonTaste: Food & Drink

Virtual Cooking Club Book a Taste of Travel Now

While we plan our late 2021 and 2022 travel, why not escape to sunny Provence, Portugal or Spain for a few hours? Let’s start with a giveaway! Last call for your chance to win a copy of our Festa Italiana cookbook – Enter here. Chef and cookbook author Letizia will …

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Leek Goat Cheese Tart
Cook'n with ClassLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Savoury Leek and Goat Cheese Tart Recipe

French bakers have perfected tarts in both sweet and savoury versions. In this recipe, the combination of leek and goat cheese is a creamy delight. This tart is perfect for a lunch dish with a green salad, or serve bite-sized pieces as an appetizer. We used goat cheese in this …

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Dessert from France Floating Islands (Iles Flottantes)
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Floating Islands Iles Flottantes a Dessert from France

Floating Islands (Iles Flottantes) are a traditional French dessert that you find on classic menus. Not quite a pudding, not a custard and not a creme brulée, Floating Islands are a delicious finish to a meal. This dessert was part of a menu that I created for my virtual cooking …

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Sue Tipton Winemaker Lodi's Acquiesce Winery
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Lodi’s Acquiesce Winery Focused on Rhône-style Grapes

Producing only Rhône-style white and rosé wines, Acquiesce Winery is a maverick in Lodi, California. The appellation is known for its concentration of Zinfandel red wines. The San Francisco Chronicle included the Acquiesce Winery tasting room among its list of 52 vineyards to visit in 2020. When We Retire The …

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Picasso 2018 Carrières de Lumières
AixcentricArtists Inspired by ProvenceInspire: Art & Culture

Carrières de Lumières 2021 Program and Updates

Carrières de Lumières, the former quarry now a centre for immersive art displays, has announced its theme for 2021, and it’s one that should prove popular with the Aixois. The 2021 show, at Les Baux de Provence, will be a celebration of the work of Paul Cezanne. This show’s design …

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