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Pesto & PistouProvencal RecipesTaste

Salsa marò or fava bean pesto

Contributor blog post by Pesto & Pistou: Just like last August’s post on a similar subject, I arrived in France, four days ago, with broad beans (fava beans) from the UK. This time, however, there was a recipe on my agenda that had been there for too long and I …

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Fabulous local goats cheese Banon @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorLocal Food ProducersTaste

Fabulous local goats cheese in Banon

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: The nearby village of Banon is renowned for its appellation controlled goats cheese. We are lucky to know a local award winning producer and can recommend a visit to their small shop on the farm where you can buy the freshest goats cheese at excellent …

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Bouillabaisse #Marseille @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Love France Love Food Love Fish?

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: France is of course renowned for its gastronomy and in Provence one of the most famous dishes is the Bouillabaisse, originating from Marseille. We ate at one of our favourite restaurants (in the world!) this week , which specialises in this great dish. A …

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Krista BenderLocal Food ProducersTaste

Marche de Provence … Chanteduc Day 2

By Krista Bender We started this morning at the town open air market which much to my surprise… Consists of the entire village. I was thinking it was just going to be a strip in village center but literally there are stands down every charming stone street. The vendors come …

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horse in a flat-cap @vauclusedreamer
Julie WhitmarshMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

A Fig Festival and a horse in a flat-cap

I can’t help it – I’m a sucker for a local Festival in France – so you can imagine I was delighted when, on a planned bike ride last week, we arrived in Saint Didier and noticed a sign for the Fig Festival taking place in Caromb that day. Continue …

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Green Olive Tapenade Recipe Olives @ProvenceCook
AppetizerProvencal RecipesTaste

Recipe for Green Olive Tapenade

Olive trees have grown in Provence since at least the time of the Greeks, roughly 600 BC. Olive oil was a prized commodity during the Roman era. Today, France is not considered a large global producer at 4,500 tons per year. However, the quality is considered to be excellent. The …

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Barefoot BloggerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'Azur

Just Another Summer Tuesday Night in Uzes

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: The Barefoot Blogger is getting a bit blasé, I’m afraid, about all the activity below my apartment windows on Tuesday nights. I mean, there are only market vendors with jewelry, food and all sorts of handiwork. There’s a bit of music and, of course, …

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French Cooking ClassesKrista BenderTaste

Patricia Wells Cooking School Chanteduc…Day 1

By Krista Bender Ok. If there was heaven on earth this is my slice of it. Today we arrived at the Chateau at 10 am. We took a tour of the property. Acres of land. Beautiful majestic land. Patricia told us she starts her day by jumping in the pool …

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Cherry Clafoutis Clafoutis aux Cerises #Dessert #Cherries
DessertFlans, PuddingsProvencal RecipesTaste

Elizabeth Bard’s Cherry Clafoutis

Clafouti is a homey dessert, a wobbly set custard chock-full of summer’s first cherries. What it lacks in elegance, it makes up for in comfort and sheer de- liciousness, perfect for brunch among friends.

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M is for a week full of #Provence #Markets @VaucluseDreamer
Julie WhitmarshMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

M is for a week full of Markets

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer I had to laugh this morning when my eldest asked what letter of the alphabet I’d reached in my A-Z – I replied M, he then started to ask what I was going to write about then checked himself by saying ‘Stupid Question….. It’s …

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