Markets in Provence Tastes of Provence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

5 Provence Dining Tips from Cafes to Markets

Provence is filled with dining possibilities from picnics to Michelin-starred tables. The good news is it is hard to get a bad meal if you follow your nose and a few ground rules. Cafés offer table service for coffee and other beverages (think rosé and pastis) throughout the day. Cafés are typically open …

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Fennel growing in Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

The Freshest Veggies Near You

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Fennel bulbs are in season and looking good! I must admit, and you’ve probably noticed, that I am obsessed with markets. Despite generally scheduling my entire week around whichever market I would like to visit, I sometimes just can’t get to the market I …

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Sea Urchins mois de l'oursin Carry le Rouet Cote Bleue @PerfProvence
Markets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

The Sea Urchins of Carry le Rouet

France is a country of foodies with broad ranging tastes. After all would you have thought of pairing foie gras with gingerbread? France is also the place with countless opportunities to try some downright strange things like sea urchins or oursin. On Sundays in February, there is a festival in …

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Roquette Pissenlit and Mezzona @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

La Salade: Learning about Leaves

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: My local farm shop is selling these tender shoots at the moment. Large baskets of the just-picked leaves are set up to pick and choose. I originally placed only 2 varieties in my basket before I was told that the combination of Roquette (Arugula), …

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St Remy Market @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

My St Remy Market Morning Ritual

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: I’m walking briskly through the streets at 8 am. The greys and blues of St. Remy compliment this time of day. I am a creature of habit. The sun will be hitting the terrace at Café de la Place soon. My morning coffee is …

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Mulled Wine and Escargot Strasbourg Christmas Market @PJAdams10
Markets in Provence and Cote d'AzurPamela PJ AdamsTaste: Food & Drink

Strasbourg Christmas Markets and Provencal Traditions

Recently, author and Perfectly Provence contributor PJ Adams visited the Strasbourg Christmas Market. PJ wrote this article following her trip to France where she compares the seasonal holiday traditions between Alsace and Provence. Keep reading for PJ’s tasty Christmas post on sauerkraut, gingerbread, calissons and nougat. Strasbourg France, the “Capital …

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Christmas Markets #AixenProvence @Aixcentric
AixcentricMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Market for International Twin Towns

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This is unmissable! If you are new to Aix, make sure you go along to this special market when people from our twin towns come together to offer their food and regional products for Christmas treats and presents. Expect lots of German foodstuffs and wine, …

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Barefoot BloggerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Saturday Market in Pezenas, France

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: As you know by now, market day is my favorite time to visit new places in France. Saturday Market in Uzes is a hard act to follow. Pezenas isn’t far behind. One of the “most beautiful towns” in Languedoc Pezenas, which is considered to …

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Chestnuts #Provence @PerfProvence
Markets in Provence and Cote d'AzurRebecca WhitlockeTaste: Food & Drink

Chestnuts, Collobrières and Cogolin

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: In the fall, there are fêtes celebrating the season of the chestnut – or marron. The sweet chestnut is known as the châtaigne and is a frequent visitor to autumn dining tables and village fêtes. Collobrières is a main town for the chestnut industry, …

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Foire Gourmand au Gras #Markets #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Upcoming Event: Foire Gourmande au Gras

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The last Sunday in November there has been for the past 6 years the Foire Gourmand au Gras. This annual market is not for the faint of heart. It’s here that many locals stock up on Christmas seasonal treats from the South West of …

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