Chateau d’Estoublon Wines Provence Les Baux
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Lunch and 3 other reasons to visit Chateau d’Estoublon

My birthday falls on the same date every year, and I had certainly dropped enough hints that maybe my hubby should plan something to acknowledge the day. Instead, at 12:45 pm we were headed towards Arles without any sort of agenda other than I suggested a visit to Abbey de …

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Figs Provence Recipes
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Fig Recipes for all Seasons

My good friend Carola has the most amazing fig trees in her garden. Twice a year they are laden with fruit and she has become something of an expert in creating new ways of eating this healthy crop. No matter how much you like a fresh fig after a while …

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Christmas Markets #AixenProvence @Aixcentric
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Market for International Twin Towns

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: This is unmissable! If you are new to Aix, make sure you go along to this special market when people from our twin towns come together to offer their food and regional products for Christmas treats and presents. Expect lots of German foodstuffs and wine, …

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13-Desserts and Vin cuit @LizGabayMW
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Christmas in Provence: Vin Cuit and 13 Desserts

Contributor blog post by Elizabeth Gabay: Vin cuit and the 13 desserts are a traditional combination served at Christmas in Provence. Today, however, the 13 desserts are often only symbolically represented – with baskets filled with a selection of dried and glacé fruits and nuts, available in most food shops around …

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Black Truffles #Provence #Truffles
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Provence’s Black Truffle Demystified

Have you ever considered buying black truffle plants? Truffle plants could be a fabulous gift. The black truffle, often called “the diamond of the kitchen” grows underground close to a tree’s root system. There are hundreds of truffle varieties. Learn more at Ginger and Nutmeg’s blog post: Provence’s Black Truffle Demystified   …

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Saturday Market in Pezenas, France

As you know by now, market day is my favorite time to visit new places in France. Saturday Market in Uzes is a hard act to follow. Pezenas isn’t far behind. One of the “most beautiful towns” in Languedoc Pezenas, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful …

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Fig ham #recipe by @MirabeauWine
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Mirabeau Recipe: Roasted Figs with Cheese and Bacon

When you see figs in your local market, or better yet on trees along your way, gather some to make this easy appetizer. The recipe is Italian inspired, but made in Provence

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Christmas @RivieraGrape
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Christmas in Provence’s Vineyards – 2015

Looking for an alternative to gluhwein and gingerbread this festive season? Or simply looking for a chance to find your festive spirit? Luckily, as with every year, numerous events are taking place throughout the vineyards of Provence to help us get into the Christmas mood, such as traditional Christmas markets. …

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Pumpkin Tian Recipe Courge Provence @PestoPistou
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Pumpkin Tian Recipe – Tian de Courges from Provence

Rather like the Moroccan tagine but without the lid, a tian is an earthenware dish used for baking a simple, local recipe that shares the same name. Tian, the recipe, is an excellent example of rustic provençal cooking using just a few ingredients to enhance seasonal produce. There are five …

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Olive Harvest on the French Riviera
TasteThe Riviera Grapevine

Olive Harvest on the French Riviera

Grape harvest season may be well and truly over, but the shorter days and cooler nights of November can only mean one thing – the turn of the olives on the French Riviera. The harvest season officially kicked off on October 27th. There are some 300,000 olive trees in the …

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