September Wine Events #FrenchRiviera @RivieraGrape
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September Wine Events on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: September is always a busy time in the wine world! It’s harvest time! To accompany the very important business of creating a new vintage, September traditionally sees an array of wonderful wine events and festivals to participate in. Here is a selection of my top Super …

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Savoury Shortbread Olives Provence @PerfProvence
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Savoury Shortbread by Elizabeth Bard

This easy appetizer comes from Elizabeth Bard’s latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. The recipe combines Provençal flavours of rosemary and olive into a delicious savoury shortbread. The recipe is published with the author’s permission. I have a real affection for the sandy-textured cookies called biscuits sablés. …

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Last day in Provence at Chanteduc with Patricia Wells

By Krista Bender It is hard to believe that this is my last day at Chanteduc, with Patricia and all of these fabulous women. I must say it has been a truly remarkable experience that will remain unforgettable in my memory. Today it was raining and what better way to …

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Rallye Sainte Victoire Cotes de Provence
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Popular Wine Rally – Sainte-Victoire

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This event, being held this year on Saturday 17th October, gets booked up early so don’t delay! 2015 sees the 10th anniversary of the awarding of AOP to this attractive area which you will explore as you drive from cave to vineyard following clues – …

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Black olives, rosemary and a little preserved lemon

Contributor blog post by PestoPistou: Last summer on a wine-tasting visit to Bellet in the hills above Nice I tasted and bought some of Domaine de la Source’s delicious pâte d’olives made with the local cailletier black olives. The French term for this little treat in a jar translates into …

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Trays of truffles at Bruno's of Lorgues @LizGabayMW
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Chez Bruno of Lorgues

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: The restaurant Bruno, familiarly known as Chez Bruno, is a Michelin starred restaurant, specialising in truffles, in the centre of Var department, just outside the old market town of Lorgues. I first went to Bruno’s  …Continue reading here Via:: Elizabeth Gabay         

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Pizza Provençal
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Pizza Provençal

By Krista Bender Today up at the farmhouse was home made pizza day. Now when I say homemade, I mean everything. Home made dough, homemade sauce, homemade pesto, homemade sausage and even homemade pickled capers. Best pizza I have tasted in Europe! Including in Italy… Sorry Italians:) This was so …

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Filets de Lotte Recipe Garden Provence @ElizabethBard
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Filets de Lotte aux Tomates et aux Petits Pois by Elizabeth Bard

seafood recipe comes from Elizabeth Bard’s latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. The Monkfish (lotte in French) is prepared with fresh tomatoes and peas for a simple and elegant main course.

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Visiting Vignoble Rasse IGP Alpes-Maritimes @RivieraGrape #WinesofProvence
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Visiting Monsieur Rasse and his Saint-Jeannet Vineyard

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: This year has been the toughest yet to get into a blogging rhythm. For many reasons. Firstly I’m eight months pregnant and if this last week is anything to go by our little one wants to come and meet the world sooner rather than …

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Roasted Apricot Tart Almond Crust @ProvenceCook
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Roasted Apricot Tart with Almond Crust

This recipe from Gilles – the Provence Gourmet – is an easy dessert made with two ingredients from Provence; apricots and almonds. Follow this link to understand more about Ancient Apricots in Provence. If you are interested in cooking classes and learning some traditional Provencal meals contact Gilles (Provence Gourmet) …

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