Patricia Wells Farmhouse @KristaBender
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Madame Wells Farmhouse

By Krista Bender   I just had a 5 course meal over four hours of wonderful conversation in this setting. I don’t know what could top my “happy place” than that! I pulled up to this Chateau which was set steep on the hillside. I was immediately taken with the …

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Cooking Classes Marie Helene @dreamyprovence
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Provence cooking at the home of Marie-Hélène

A little while ago I enjoyed a glass or two of local wine with Sarah Pernot, a fellow Brit and founder of Discover Provence; a tour company offering authentic trips around the region.   Sarah suggested I come on one of her newer trips, a Provencal cooking experience, to the …

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Fig Almond Tart by Patricia Wells #PatriciaWells credit Jeff Kauck
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Patricia Wells a Provence Kitchen

James Beard Foundation Award winner Patricia Wells knows a thing or two about excellent food. If Michelin awarded stars to cooking schools, cookbook writers, and restaurant critics there would be a galaxy named Wells. Wells, who hails from Milwaukee, has lived in France with her husband Walter since 1980. Their …

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Provence Cooking Classes #Provence #Gourmet @ProvenceCook
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Bouillabaisse Discovery at Provence Gourmet Cooking Classes

Gilles Conchy says it was Provencal food and family ties that tugged him back to Provence after four years in California. Although, he admits that he could still be a “California boy.” The sandy, windswept beaches and seemingly endless sunny days of the southwest U.S. fit like a second skin …

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