Vegetable Tian #TasteProvence @ProvenceCook
Fish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Mediterranean Fish with a Vegetable Tian

This easy to make, savoury dish combines some of the best local ingredients from Provence into a single dish. Gilles at Provence Gourmet brings Perfectly Provence readers his recipe for Mediterranean fish accompanied with a classic Provencal vegetable tian.

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The Food Stylist’s Handbook
AixcentricTaste

Food Styling Course in Provence

By aixcentric A couple of years ago, I met Tasha, a Californian foodie at my painting class. She was doing a stage at a gourmet restaurant in Lourmarin, loving it and loving Provence. Since going home to Manhattan Beach, she has been working as a food stylist and is facilitating …

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Provence Rosé restaurant in Aix @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Great restaurant in Aix

By David Taylor Eating out in big cities is always difficult as there is so much choice and one wants to avoid the tourist traps. We have eaten at Cote Cours on the Cours Mirabeau three times and enjoyed all occasions although lunches were our favourite. On Saturday we ate …

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Barba Juan Barbagiuai
Pesto & PistouProvencal RecipesTaste

Barba Juan Barbagiuai or fried ‘ravioli’

By PestoPistou Barba Juan, or Barbagiuai if you’re over in Liguria translates as ‘Uncle John’ and the relevance of the name for this delicious, local dish remains a mystery for most. In his book ‘Flavours of the Riviera’, Colman Andrews offers one or two possible explanations, and the one that …

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Promenade des Anglais #Nice via Liz Lord
Liz LordMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Mangia in Nice at l’Italie a Table

Bless the Italians who seem to be rushing to the French Riviera at the end of May every year. In brief,  a chance to stroll along the Promenade des Anglais (the eastern side),  and be accosted with as many delights from the spectrum of Italian cuisine – as you can …

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Le Jardin Restaurant Mallemort #Mallemort #Provence #Villages @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Le Jardin Restaurant in Mallemort

My previous “encounters” with Mallemort had fleeting, passing through either in a car or on a bike. Mallemort has the benefit and possibly the curse of having the D23 intersect the town. This is the route that crosses the Durance and joins the Vaucluse to the Bouches du Rhône. It …

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Chateaunef du Pape #Provence #WinesofProvence @PJAdams10
Pamela PJ AdamsTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Out of This World Wine

About seven miles north of Avignon in beautiful Provence, sits the opulent vineyard and enclave known as Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It was French Pope John XXII who built a cooler summer residence among his vines when he couldn’t stand the heat of his main papal castle in Avignon. Keep reading to find …

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Black Diamonds Truffles
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocal Food ProducersLocals Travel TipsTaste

Local’s Tips from a Truffle Hunter for Perfectly Provence

11-years ago, Lisa and Johann Pepin switched corporate jobs for a rural lifestyle and became expats (Lisa). This Franco-American couple live in Provence at Les Pastras a property that Johann’s grandfather bought in the 1970s. You can read their full story and more details on Les Pastras truffle hunting and …

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Pointe Rouge Photo by Franck Pennant in La Provence
AixcentricRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Restaurants at Pointe-Rouge

By aixcentric Last summer, I posted about a trip taken down to Pointe-Rouge (Marseille), by navette from the Vieux Port, for lunch by the sea. You can read about “Marseille lunch pieds dans l’eau” here. It was a lovely excursion. Now I read that things are changing down there. The …

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Coteaux-daix-en-provence #WinesofProvence @LizGabay
Elizabeth GabayTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Rosé Wines from Coteaux-de-Aix

Elizabeth Gabay recently attended the official 2014 vintage tasting of the wines of Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence. This appellation maybe small at 4000ha, but there are 67 domaines and 12 cooperatives.  To learn more about the region and Elizabeth’s thoughts on the 2014 vintage wines from the 34 producers at the event …

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