Paella Negra
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Learning to Cook Paella

You are correct if you think paella is not a typical French recipe. The origins of this rice-based dish are certainly Spanish, from the Valencia region. However, as with many culinary traditions, recipes have evolved and travelled within Europe and beyond. Most markets in Provence have at least one vendor …

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Food Tour Nice Rosé Pissaladiere Cote d'Azur Provencal Baking Tarts Cakes
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Provencal Baking to Try Savoury Tarts Cakes and More

Provence is known for its delicious Mediterranean cuisine and fresh ingredients. Agriculture in the region benefits from a warm, arid climate making it a suitable environment for growing olives, grapes, almonds, tomatoes, zucchini, spelt (epeautre) and stone fruits. Traditional regional dining customs call for long, slow meals where you enjoy …

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oeufs mimosa Deviled Eggs Recipe Variation
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Make Oeufs Mimosa a Deviled Eggs Recipe Variation

Imagine discovering a new recipe outside Essaouira, Morocco! When I was invited to lunch by vintner Charles Mélia and his wife, Zina. They own Domaine du Val d’Argan, where they produce wine and olive oil. We were all given a tour of the winery and its beautiful vineyards. The meal …

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Chicken Saffron Quince Recipe
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Chicken with Saffron and Quince a Fall Recipe

Qunice, or coing in French, is a lemon-yellow coloured fruit that looks like a lumpy pear. Although it is a genetic relative to apples and pears, the only way to eat quince is to cook it.  One popular preparation is membrillo (pate de coing), a dense, sweet, sliceable paste often …

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Cream of Shrimp Soup Velouté de Crevettes
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Cream of Shrimp Soup My Velouté de Crevettes Recipe

I always think of cream soup as being one of the most elegant starters for a special meal. However, cream soups can be a little tricky to perfect. Getting today’s soup just right has taken me a few tries. Checking many sources and heeding their advice, rice was used as …

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Blackberry and Rosé Cocktail
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Blackberry and Rosé Cocktail Shaken not Stirred

During crisp walks in Autumn woods, and admiring the rich colours of turning foliage, forage a handful of brambles from the hedgerows along the path. Blackberries are the perfect accompaniment for this delicious Blackberry and Rosé Cocktail, a “Bramble Cobbler” that shines with the citrus aromas of our Pure Rosé …

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Chestnut Festival Revest-du-Bion
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A Must! The Chestnut Festival in Revest-du-Bion in Provence

Last year, we enjoyed a mild autumn in Provence, which is not always the case in the South of France. The pleasant temperatures meant we could get out cycling and for long walks. It also allowed us to visit some of our favourite brocantes and the semi-annual Antiques, Art, and …

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Tastes of Provence Fall Menu 2023
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Make this Fall Menu with Recipes from the South of France

Our 2023 fall menu brings a collection of Provencal and French Riviera dishes to your dinner table. The menu was created by Anina Belle, the culinary genius behind Le Chef’s Wife. In the last year of her business degree, Anina Belle was an exchange student in Nice, France. She had …

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Eygalieres Local Restaurants
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Where to Eat? Restaurants in Eygalières to Try Now

Unlike the abundant shopping in the heart of Saint Remy de Provence, the village of Eygalières has only a handful of boutiques. However, what this town lacks in retail opportunities, it makes up for with places to eat and drink. The following list of cafés and restaurants in Eygalières is …

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Cocktail Hack leftover Rosé Make Ice Cubs
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Cocktail Hack: What to do with Leftover Rosé?

In the unlikely event of leftover rosé in your fridge, we have some great recipes! These rosé ice cubes are the perfect addition to a summer cocktail or to cool down your rosé during a hot summer day without watering it down. They look so pretty too. Continue reading here …

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