Saffron Harvest Provence Tastes Provence @PerfProvence
AixcentricLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Wild about Saffron in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The number of local farmers producing saffron in Provence is increasing – it used to be widely grown in the south of France but phylloxera wiped it out early in the last century – so it is good to see that it is being produced once …

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Jean Martin Company Boutique Exterior Maussane BOUTIQUE AGENCE CAMELEON
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Jean Martin Company in the Heart the Olives of Les Baux de Provence

A Long Olive Story It has been almost 100-years since Jean Martin founded his company in the village of Maussane. In 1920, this town on the southern flank of the Alpilles range had a population of just over 1200 people. When M. Martin senior launched his business of preserving and …

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Provençal Honey
Cheryl ShufflebothamLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

In the Pursuit of Local Provençal Honey Fresh from the Farm

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: Need a break from wine tasting? How about Provençal honey tasting? Although, I don’t think anyone tires of wine tasting, especially when in Provence and having access to Côtes du Rhône wine in abundance. But the honey in Provence is divine, with hints of …

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Provence Saffron in Cotignac
Local Food Producers in ProvenceMirabeau WinesTaste: Food & Drink

Harvesting the Saffron of Provence in Cotignac

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Jean Leclerq and his partner Sabine are a dedicated couple who own a very special place hidden away in the hills behind our little village of Cotignac.  They have started our first “Safranière”, a small Saffron farm growing the most valuable spice on earth. …

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Saffron crocus blooms in Provence @girlgonegallic
Girl Gone GallicLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

French Saffron – Facts, Fun, History and Legends

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: French Saffron was first cultivated in Southern France by the Romans. After the decline of the Roman Empire, its use all but disappeared until the Moors brought it back again during the Black Death Era as a potential cure. In fact, demand became …

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Girl Gone GallicLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

The Saffron Fields of Provence

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Hidden twenty minutes outside of Marseille in the spectacular hills of the Mont du Marseillais, the tiny village of Lascours is host to fields of what is locally known as “Red gold”, or the Saffron fields of Provence. When you think of Saffron, …

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Chocolate heaven in Provence @Vauclusedreamer
Julie WhitmarshLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

I’ve found my chocolate heaven in Provence! 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I make no bones about it – I love chocolate & last night sat with a glass of wine & my latest purchase from the wonderful ‘Chocolatier’ La Cour aux Saveurs in l’Isle sur la Sorgue. Back in February I was staying there (in …

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Saffron Harvest Provence #TastesofProvence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Farm Visit to le Moulin de Jarjayes Understanding Saffron in Provence

In October, the Provencal sun takes its time rising above the horizon, like an old dog mentally weighing the effort of its next move. In the Jabron Valley, at 600 meters, about 10 kilometres from Sisteron, autumn mornings can be particularly frosty with single digit temperatures. However, the saffron harvest …

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Roasted Apricot Dessert Cooking Classes @JeanMartin @Toquadom
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherLocal Food Producers in ProvenceProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Inspired Roasted Apricot Dessert with Honey and Almonds

This dessert recipe can be made on the BBQ or in the oven. Easy to prepare the combination of roasted apricots and yogurt-cream are a match made in Provencal heaven.

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Banon views Explore Provence @CobblestoneVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Banon A Land of Goat Cheese, Lavender, and Wheat

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The small perched village of Banon, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, is authentic Provence at its best. Banon wasn’t at the top of my list to see but was a spur-of-the-moment stop. What a surprise! I had no idea that it would prove to …

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