Brioche Galette de roi #Pastry #Provence @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayTaste

Galettes des Rois and the Nabatean Spice Route

In a month’s time, I shall be visiting vineyards in the Negev desert and the archaeological remains of the ancient Nabatean kingdom. Splendid remains of buildings and extensive evidence of large scale agriculture and winemaking indicate the richness of this area in ancient times. The 1st century BCE historian Strabo …

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Wine Pairing by @JillBarth
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Wine: Is There Such Thing As A Perfect Pairing?

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: My brother-in-law was over recently, relaxing on a fall Sunday in the easy chair by the basket of magazines. He read from an old Wine Spectator (M Chapoutier was on the cover, a saved gem). “It says here, don’t serve a special wine with …

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Coq au vin Recipe @MirabeauWine
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Coq au vin à la Vic

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: A friend and I went walking in the hills that nestle Cotignac, and the scent of thyme and rosemary wafting up inspired me to bring some of this countryside goodness to my hubby who was spending the day in bed trying to get over …

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Chateau la Nerthe Christian Voeux #ChateauneufduPape @LostinProvence
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Château La Nerthe an Interview with Christian Voeux

Episode 5 of “Lost in Provence” is a wonderful journey into the world of winemaking. In this episode, we head to Château La Nerthe to meet up with master winemaker Christian Voeux. Christian shares his more than 40 years of wine-making experience …Continue reading here for the story of Ken …

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Domaine Rouge-Bleu #Provence #Wines
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Domaine Rouge-Bleu Grape Heaven in Provence

Caroline Jones and Thomas Bertrand’s intriguing love story includes trains in the Champagne region and eventually purchasing the Domaine Rouge-Blue vineyard in Provence. Read more about this love filled adventure on Ginger and Nutmegs blog post: Domaine Rouge-Bleu Grape Heaven in Provence    

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Brandade Souffle Brandade de Morue Nimoise Cook'n with Class #Uzes @Cooknwithclass
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Cook’n with Class Brandade “Souffle”

Brandade de Morue Nimoise (Mini Brandade Souffle) is a southern French classic recipe. It’s usually served with slices of crusty bread and raw vegetables, and goes well with a crisp, dry white wine.This is a Brandade that is served hot as opposed to the aperitif version that is spread on bread.

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Olive crop Olives Provence
David & Karen TaylorTaste

Record Olive Harvest

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: After last years poor olive crop – this year was a record harvest! 175 Kilos And as an added luxury and complete surprise whilst we were away on holiday our house and cat guardians picked all the olives and took them to the mill …

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Mirabeau Wine Christmas magnum #WinesofProvence @MirabeauWine
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5 Good Reasons to Give Someone Wine for Christmas

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Wine is a great Christmas present for many reasons, as long as it’s appropriate…i.e. you are not giving it to your spouse who’s really expecting a diamond ring or to someone who’s teetotal.  But it’s a fantastic present for family and friends as well …

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Le chalet enneige au chocolat #Dessert by @Picard
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Un Merveilleux Dessert for Christmas

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: …that’s according to Picard’s publicity and I have to say I agree with them! Their ‘Chalet Enneigé au Chocolat’ looks delicious and I would dearly love to have one on my Christmas table. But would it survive a pre-Christmas flight to London? Airplane holds are …

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Mulled Wine and Escargot Strasbourg Christmas Market @PJAdams10
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Strasbourg Christmas Markets and Provencal Traditions

Recently, author and Perfectly Provence contributor PJ Adams visited the Strasbourg Christmas Market. PJ wrote this article following her trip to France where she compares the seasonal holiday traditions between Alsace and Provence. Keep reading for PJ’s tasty Christmas post on sauerkraut, gingerbread, calissons and nougat. Strasbourg France, the “Capital …

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