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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Jam Un Jour a la Campagne @IsabellaIbba
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Jam for is Not Just for Breakfast in Provence

Isabelle Jouhanneau makes her Un Jour à la Campagne jams the traditional way; in copper pots with fresh ingredients and no additives. Originally from the Alpes de Haute Provence, she is now settled in the Luberon close to Bonnieux. Jouhanneau spent some time in Morocco, where she ran a tea shop, and …

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Sisterhood Photo Philippe Segond Pâtissier-Confiseur Meilleur Ouvrier de France
AixcentricLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Patisserie Perfection in Aix en Provence at Segond

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: At last a chance to try Segond, the patisserie run by Philippe Segond who is apparently the only ‘meilleur ouvrier de France’ in action in Aix. At the top of the Cours Mirabeau, it is in the building which used to be ‘Riederer’, a family of …

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Rosemary, Thyme and Sage herb garden #Eygalieres @PhilipRemDePro
Local Food Producers in ProvencePhilippe GoninetTaste: Food & Drink

Herbes de Provence Garden in Eygalières

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: The Sentiers de l’Abondance opened not so far ago and had been on my “to visit list” for a while. And I luckily found time to the opening party for the new season last Saturday. It was a real shame that the weather was not with …

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Joel Durand Chocolate #StRemy #TastesofProvence @PhilipRemDePro
Local Food Producers in ProvencePhilippe GoninetTaste: Food & Drink

Joel Durand Chocolate Maker in Saint Remy

Contributor blog post by Philippe Goninet: Acclaimed chocolate maker Joel Durand is probably one of my favourite treat. Joel established his shop nearly 20 years ago and has since then confirmed that he was one of the best. He offers a unique selection of 30 different ganache chocolate with subtle …

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Tomatoes Provence Market Produce @TableEnProvence
Local Food Producers in ProvencePaula KaneTaste: Food & Drink

The Provencal Farmer Knows Best

I was having a delicious dinner with a girlfriend when she reminded me of something I hadn’t thought about in ages. We met working at an advertising agency many, many years ago. I had just moved to Calgary from Toronto, it was August and I was desperately missing my end-of-summer …

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Black Truffles #Provence #Truffles
Local Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Provence’s Black Truffle Demystified

Have you ever considered buying black truffle plants? Truffle plants could be a fabulous gift. The black truffle, often called “the diamond of the kitchen” grows underground close to a tree’s root system. There are hundreds of truffle varieties. Learn more at Ginger and Nutmeg’s blog post: Provence’s Black Truffle Demystified   …

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