Watermelon Gazpacho Soup Summer Days
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Watermelon Gazpacho Soup for Summer Days

In the summer’s heat, no-cook cooking takes precedence over any other type of cooking. Using the best and ripest tomatoes is essential when making this refreshing summer starter, and there’s certainly no shortage of those in the height of summer down south. Make this the day ahead for the flavours …

Chickpea Fennel Salad Summer
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Make Chickpea and Fennel Salad for a Perfect Summer Side

For me, cooking and gardening are two passions that go hand in hand. This year I planted a lot more fennel than I usually do, and I have been coming up with ways to use up all the extra harvest. My latest creation is a Chickpea and Fennel Salad simple …

Barrel Aging Wines Rosé
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Barrel Aging Wines and Premium Rosé in Provence

At Maison Mirabeau, we firmly believe in the gastronomic potential of rosé wine. Therefore, our “La Reserve” blends grape varieties: Grenache, Cinsault and the white varietal Rolle. The particularity of our cuvée La Reserve is that it gets partially fermented and aged in oak barrels. This ageing method introduces light …

Smoky Eggplant Tomato Salad
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Smoky Eggplant and Tomato Salad a Farmers Market Find

One of my favourite things is going to the farmers market on Sunday morning with the menu set for the week and my shopping list in hand. There is a sense of purpose, of complete control. That is until I see the beautiful baby eggplants next to the perfectly ripe …

5 Favourite Luberon Restaurants Cafe de France Lacoste
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5 Favourite Luberon Restaurants in Provence with a View

Provence’s Luberon Valley is one of the most beautiful spots in France. It is chock-full of restaurants serving excellent food, and I love the ones where my wife and I can enjoy a nice view along with our meals. Here are five of our favourite restaurants; booking in advance is …

Beef Daube Provencal Recipe Virginie in Provence La Daube Provencal
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Culinary Traditions Beef Daube a Provencal Recipe Worth Trying

La daube provençale – A provençal specialty with beef (or other meats) that you may try during your French immersion program with me in Provence Hello everyone. Today I’m talking to you about one of the most typical dishes of Provence. Here, everyone knows this specialty. That doesn’t mean everyone …

Summer Festivals Events Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

10 Summer Salads from Provence for Entertaining Outdoors

Summer is not the time of year to be behind a hot stove or pulling casseroles out of an oven. It is, however, the time to prepare simple recipes perfect for outdoor dining, whether at your table, poolside or the next picnic location. Provence is generally hot in the summer, …

Delicious Summer Menu Provence
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Delicious Summer Menu from a Cooking School in Provence

This delicious summer menu comes from Stephanie Villegas, a private chef and owner of Laurel, a cooking school in Provence. A Mexican-American, Stephanie married a Frenchman, and they now live in the historic Alpilles village of Fontvieille. Stephanie created a 3-course menu that is ideally suited for summer entertaining. Her …

Wines of Provence Attracting Big Names
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Wines of Provence Attracting Big Names and Big Bucks

The winery Château d’Esclans in the Esclans Valley north of Le Muy has had a strong ownership journey, to say the least. Thirty years ago, the winery was owned by the Swedish Match pension fund, with Lars Torstenson as the responsible winemaker, and since 2019 the winery is owned by …

Learn How to Make Panisse
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Learn How to Make Panisse an Easy Recipe

While you have most likely tried polenta before, if you have not visited the South of France you may not have sampled panisse or socca. Golden brown, slightly crispy and topped with a fleur de sel, it’s hard to resist freshly made panisse. Below is my easy recipe for panisse …