Truffle Dogs #Provence #Truffles
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The Truffle Dogs in Provence and Black Gold

In both Italy and France the hunt for truffles is aided by dogs and even pigs. Often female pigs are able to smell out the “black gold” without training, where as dogs do require special training. We had the opportunity to visit some truffle experts at Truffe Noire de Haute-Provence who have …

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Cafe in #AixenProvence
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Top Cafe Choices in Aix en Provence by Aixcentric

We asked Lynne Alderson of Aixcentric if she would share her favourite cafés and salon de thés in Aix-en-Provence with Perfectly Provence readers. Lynne said no problem, other than narrowing her choices to three – now that was hard! Here, are Lynne’s top picks for a beverage and a light …

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Château Pesquié Winery France #Provence #Wines
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Chateau Pesquie, a Family Rooted in the Wines of Provence

Chateau Pesquie is located in what could be one of the oldest wine-producing zones in France. We know that the property dates back to approximately 1750. The winery is now run by third generation family members who are going organic, using humus-based fertilizers and who are focus on sustainable farming practices. …

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Aigues Mortes Salt flats Fleur de Sel Salins @PerfProvence
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Fleur de Sel of Aigues Mortes the Sea Salt of Provence

Post previously published on Ginger and Nutmeg: Nutmeg walked every aisle in the grocery store looking for salt – it was not with the spices, but rather in its’ own section near the aged balsamic vinegar. Where is the logic? Treasured since antiquity, salt is used in kitchens around the world, …

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Fig Almond Tart by Patricia Wells #PatriciaWells credit Jeff Kauck
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Patricia Wells a Provence Kitchen

James Beard Foundation Award winner Patricia Wells knows a thing or two about excellent food. If Michelin awarded stars to cooking schools, cookbook writers, and restaurant critics there would be a galaxy named Wells. Wells, who hails from Milwaukee, has lived in France with her husband Walter since 1980. Their …

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Aix French Food Market Place Richelme Aix-en-Provence @DreamyProvence
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All the colour of the best daily French Food Market in Aix-en-Provence

Place Richelme is THE place for market lovers in Aix-en-Provence. There is a market every single day of the week in Place Richelme and a much bigger market including antiques, silverware, spices, linens, soaps and flowers on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in Place des Prêcheurs and Place de la Madeleine. …

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Chocolate Madelines #Recipe @LoveasART #Provence
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Tempting Chocolate Madeleine Recipe

I have to admit, one of the best parts of living in Provence is the food! I am sharing today my secret recipe for chocolate Madeleines. I love them with coffee and they are just perfect for a taste of France at breakfast or anytime of day. I hope you …

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Pancakes crepes and pets de nonnes

By aixcentric What with Chandeleur in France and Pancake Tuesday in the UK, February is a good time to get whipping up some batter for pastries and crepes. But if you prefer to buy something in town, there’s lots of choice. The traditional pets de nonnes – nuns’ farts – …

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Domaine-de-la-Vallongue #Provence #Wines #Saffron
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Understanding The Cost of Saffron in Provence

Nutmeg had a few items on her to-do list; number one was to replenish the wine stock before Ginger arrived. The challenge was making a decision in the Alpilles given the number of vineyards nearby. On this particular occasion, she chose Domaine de la Vallongue as they had reopened their boutique after …

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Nice Acropolis Expositions #Nice #Provence #Wines @RivieraGrape
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Upcoming Event: Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants

By Chrissie Five Tips to Make the Most of It The Acropolis is the place to be this weekend! The Nice Acropolis, to be precise. I’m very excited! One of the region’s best wine events just happens to be on this Friday, Saturday and Sunday and is a great way …

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