Black Jam Recipe
Pesto & PistouProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Black Jam Recipe

By PestoPistou I’ve been consulting my provençal cookbooks again, this time for jam recipes as there are loads of plums, blackberries and other fruit just waiting to be preserved around here and I thought it would be fun to try something a little bit different this year. I was intrigued …

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Ratatouille Recipe
Pesto & PistouProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Made in Dorset: Ratatouille Recipe Inspired by Provence

Contributor blog post by PestoPistou We’re still going strong with homegrown tomatoes, courgettes and aubergines here in Dorset, and with the addition of a solitary, ripe pepper this week (yes, just the one) the whipping up of a ratatouille seems unavoidable. Now, if Jacques Médecin is to be believed, each of …

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Grand Aïoli Provencal Classic Aioli Provence Recipes @GingerandNutmeg
Fish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Le Grand Aïoli from Provence

Aioli is a garlic mayonnaise it is a Provencal classic typically served on Fridays, although you can often find it on menus any day of the week.

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Wednesday’s Wine: Reporting from the Riviera (part 1)

By PestoPistou As you may have gathered, we spent some time on the Riviera last week and before leaving home I had booked in visits to a couple of my favourite vineyards. Cue much yawning from the children. So this Wednesday’s Wine post describes how we got on at Saint …

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California Bliss… in Aix

By aixcentric When a message popped into the Aixcentric mail-box saying that a new boutique of frozen yoghurts had opened in town and that, on opening the door, ‘you will be instantly transported to the beaches of California’, of course I had to investigate. And frozen yoghurt not being a …

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Gnocchis Verts
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Les Gnocchis Verts (green gnocchi)

By PestoPistou La Merda dé Can is the niçois name for these gorgeous, green gnocchi made with swiss chard or spinach. The literal English translation of the term will not be repeated here as it’s less than flattering, but I am sure you can work it out for yourself. Now, …

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Deux Garcons Cours Mirabeau Aix #AixenProvence @PerfectlyProvence
Paul ShawcrossRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Les Deux Garçons a Famous Aix-en-Provence Restaurant

This renowned Aix institution is located where else but the Cours Mirabeau with a decor largely unchanged since it was established in 1792 and which could have come straight from an Italian film set!

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Exploring Local Vineyards: Useful Press Kit and a One-day Rally

By aixcentric Saturday 20th September is the deadline for enrolling for the Sainte-Victoire Wine Rally which is great fun. But just before I post details of that, here is something interesting that I have just found which should appeal to wine-lovers in Aix. It’s a 17 page press kit, in …

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