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Foodie Tasha Powell Shares Her Perfectly Provence

Tasha Powell says she reinvented herself after a corporate career in product development for sporting goods. That might not be entirely accurate. It could be that Tasha is finally allowing her Francophile foodie to rule the day. From Allentown, Pennsylvania and Penn State University to living in Provence while she …

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Elizabeth Bard’s Financiers aux Abricots et à la Lavande

This recipe for a sweet snack, mini-cakes, comes from Elizabeth Bard’s latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. The author combines the flavours of Provence apricot and lavender in a traditional French dessert. The recipe is published with the author’s permission.

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My first harvest early start #WinesofProvence #Harvest @RivieraGrape
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2015 Harvest on the French Riviera Highlights

Vintage 2015 is well and truly underway along the French Riviera and Liguria. There have been some stunning photos appear on social media, which I have been sharing on my Facebook page; in case you have missed them, here are some of the highlights of the 2015 harvest on the …

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2015 Vendage is under way in the Luberon #WinesofProvence @ProvenceTayls
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The Vendage is under way in the Luberon

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: Whilst the local roads are quieter as the tourist season begins to calm down the latest challenge to ones journey is the tractors towing the trailers laden with grapes. Its been an exceptionally hot summer with low rain fall (until recently) which has led …

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Paul Cezanne Inspired Recipe for Leg of Lamb

The climate in Provence is not well-suited to cattle farming, so sheep and goats have roamed the hills and pastures in the region for centuries. As a result, Provencal markets are filled with an endless selection of goat (chèvre) and sheep (brebis) cheeses, and you can always find lamb in …

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Upcoming Food Festivals on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: France is famous for producing some of the best food in the world, whether you prefer the tables of haute cuisine where the top chefs are national celebrities, or the no-nonsense traditional dishes served up in bistros across the country. The cooking is as …

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September Harvest

The mornings are crisp all of a sudden. The days are still hot. The harvest, of just about everything, is in full swing. I went for a walk and followed the smell of a skip full to the brim of grape skins before I stepped into the leaking juice running …

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Easy Recipes for Side Dish Gratins

The Provence Gourmet shares his recipe for two simple side dishes, gratins made with tomatoes and potatoes. If you are interested in cooking classes and learning some traditional Provencal meals contact Gilles (Provence Gourmet) to find out about his classes. Easy side dishes to accompany roasted meats or fish or …

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September Wine Events #FrenchRiviera @RivieraGrape
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September Wine Events on the French Riviera

September is always a busy time in the wine world! It’s harvest time! To accompany the very important business of creating a new vintage, September traditionally sees various wonderful wine events and festivals to participate in. Here is a selection of my top Super September wine events on the French …

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Savoury Shortbread by Elizabeth Bard

This easy appetizer comes from Elizabeth Bard’s latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. The recipe combines Provençal flavours of rosemary and olive into a delicious savoury shortbread. The recipe is published with the author’s permission. I have a real affection for the sandy-textured cookies called biscuits sablés. …

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