6 à Table Restaurant Caromb
Our House in ProvenceRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Restaurant Review: Le 6 à Table in Caromb

By Michel: As wife Shirley tells everybody, “Michel is a list person.” And yes, when it comes to restaurants and most anything that is related to food or wine, I’m usually drawn to places which are on a list of “best” in the area. That is why we headed to Caromb to …

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Swordfish Mediterranean-Style
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Swordfish with Mediterranean-Style Stuffing

This recipe for Involtini di Pesce Spada is Italian at its base; however, all of the ingredients found in Provence. It is not uncommon that the local fish vendor displays fresh espadon on their stand.

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Domaines Ott• Wine Architecture
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Domaines Ott* Wine and Architecture at Château de Selle

Modern Wine and Architecture In 2004, Champagne Louis Roederer acquired a majority share in Les Domaines Ott*.  Cousins and the fourth generation in a family of winemakers Christian et Jean-François Ott remain intimately involved as directors in the operations at the vineyards supported by a team of oenologists. The Champagne …

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Marché Les Halles Best Markets Near Avignon
Markets in Provence and Cote d'AzurPhil ChandlerTaste: Food & Drink

A Sample of the Best Markets in and Near Avignon

By Phil: So far in our short time living here, we think these are the best markets in and around Avignon that we have come across. We have selected these markets from our own visits and experiences of them. There are also many other markets on offer that we are …

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Potimarron Red Kuri Squash Puree
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Squash Puree With Cumin a Cool Weather Side Dish

his recipe for squash puree can be prepared with butternut, potimarron or even acorn. Play with the cumin to suit your taste, but we like the slightly exotic flavour from the spice.  Serve this side dish with slow-roasted roasted meat or poached fish.

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Truffles Hunting Provence Dogs
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Elusive Truffles Hunting for Black Gold in Provence

We had just witnessed a demonstration of how dogs are essential companions for the truffle hunt (le cavage). In most cases, dogs have usurped pigs as the more manageable truffle hunters.

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Eat Lunch Cagnes-sur-Mer Kafé In
Liz LordRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Eat Lunch in Cagnes-sur-Mer at Le Kafé In

Lunch in Cagnes-sur-Mer For cool lunching not far from Nice head to in Cagnes-sur-Mer. If you fancy a casual meal on the Côte d’Azur, in a bar where the food is good, and the wine served by an ex-sommelier then give Kafé In a try. While sitting on the sand, or …

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Pink Praline Brioche à la praline
Cakes & CookiesDessertMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pretty in Pink Praline Brioche à la Praline Recipe

Brioche à la Praline is a sweet treat from the gourmet city of Lyon. The recipe from the Mirabeau Wine kitchen is festive, perfect for guests or for that special someone. Don’t forget the rosé!

Pink Pralines are pink sugar-coated almonds, and a specialty from the city of Lyon, also known as the French capital of gastronomy.

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Persian-spiced Lamb Shanks
David Scott AllenLambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Persian-spiced Lamb Shanks

Great lamb is easy to find in Provence, most of which is organic, and grass-fed. This recipe, for Persian-spiced Lamb Shanks, brings together the best of this complex middle-eastern cuisine. The flavours of Persia combine sweet, sour, savoury, hot, floral, and earthy into a subtle taste explosion.

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Maison de la Truffe et du Vin du Luberon
Cheryl ShufflebothamRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Visit Maison de la Truffe et du Vin du Luberon in Ménerbes

By Cheryl Shufflebotham: At the top of the dreamy village of Ménerbes within a 17th-century mansion is la Maison de la Truffe et du Vin de Luberon. Year after year upon visiting this village, we would peer curiously through the iron gate of la Maison de la Truffe into the most …

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