Bûche de Noël Christmas
Christmas & HolidayDessertFrançois de MélogueProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Bûche de Noël a Sweet French Christmas Tradition

A French Christmas Yule Log Of all the culinary treats that grace the French Christmas table, nothing inspires more child-like joy than a rich, chocolate Bûche de Noël. Real yule logs, the kind from living trees, have had symbolic significance to the French for centuries. Until the late 1800s, it …

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festive Christmas punch
DrinksMirabeau WinesTaste: Food & Drink

Festive Christmas Punch Recipe

The month of December is a special time of the year so why not toast the season with festive Christmas punch? This recipe by Virginia Bonvalet plays with the floral notes of our Etoile rosé.

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French Almond Financiers
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for Financiers a Sweet French Treat

Almond and browned butter are the main ingredients of a little French pastry called a financier. Originally, these pastries were called visitandines, named after the order of French nuns who created the recipe in the Middle Ages. I’m not sure in what shape the Sisters of the Visitation made them …

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Vin Cuit Christmas Provence
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Vin Cuit and Christmas in Provence

It’s that time of year again. Some people think of Christmas trees, beautifully wrapped presents tucked under the tree, and stockings by the chimney. We think of wine and food: what will we prepare, and which bottle of wine will marry best with our meal on Christmas Eve? And, of …

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Experts Opinions Provence Rosé
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Serious or Not? Experts’ Opinions on Provence Rosé

During the long, hot days of Augusts past, coveted pink wine from Provence flowed so briskly that the greatest source of anxiety among millennials from the City was that supplies would dry up in The Hamptons. But can a wine category that has a reputation for easy drinking be considered …

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Thanksgiving Roast Chicken Rosé Mirabeau Wine
Main CourseMirabeau WinesPoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Thanksgiving Roast Chicken with Rosé Cranberry Sauce

There is nothing more straightforward and satisfying than roast chicken. Turkey is the go-to for most Thanksgiving tables in North America. However, it is not practical for a small group, and it’s a challenge to find turkey in France.

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Gourmet Bites Saint Remy
Ashley TinkerLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Gourmet Bites near Saint Remy de Provence

I’m always on the lookout for interesting spots in the Alpilles, and I’ve recently found a new one! Les Gourmandises de To is an Epicerie Gourmande in the countryside between Saint Remy de Provence and Les Baux de Provence. I visited a couple of days ago after the market in …

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Puff Pastry Roses Apple Dessert
DessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Make These Puff Pastry Apples Roses for Dessert

Combining apples, cinnamon sugar and puff pastry sound like the makings for a delicious pie. The recipe calls for apples rolled in puff pastry into the shape of roses. It is not difficult to prepare, and the presentation is beautiful. This dessert was part of a vegetarian menu that I …

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Chestnut-Pumpkin Risotto
David Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkVegetarian

Chestnut-Pumpkin Risotto with Hazelnuts for Fall

When fall weather has settled in, it’s an excuse to make this Chestnut-Pumpkin Risotto recipe that combines the rich, earthy flavours of the season. In Provence, from one week to the next the market shrinks in size as the seasonal vendors begin to pack-up their wares. Scarves replace multi-hued espadrilles, …

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Côte du Rhône Wines Château De Montfaucon
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Need to Know Côtes du Rhône Essential French Wines

France’s Rhône Valley is significant on the world stage. At roughly three times the size of the Napa Valley, the diversity of this region is staggering. It’s divided into two segments: septendrial (North) and méridionale (South). The north is more linear: many independent winegrowers, mainly granite soil, dominated by single …

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