Raspeberries and Cream Dessert
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, PuddingsProvencal RecipesTaste

Make Raspberries and Cream for Dessert

It is no wonder why strawberries and cream are a “thing” at the Wimbledon tennis tournament. The combination of fruit and cream is light and delicious. Honestly, fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries) and sweetened cream, I have lost count as to how many times I have made this dessert over …

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Raspberry Chambord Martini
DrinksMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Stylish Cocktail Ideas for Summer

The team at Maison Mirabeau loves summer, and we’re embracing the Provençal lifestyle with strolls to the market, walks near the lavender fields and toasting long evenings with our rosé. Not that we ever get tired of rosé, but we have had a lot of fun experimenting with these great …

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Market Apricots Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersTaste

Loving the Apricot Season in Provence and Recipes

I think that apricots are one fruit that signals the arrival of summer in Provence. Stonefruit apricot or the Latin name Prunus sect. Armeniaca, are related to plums. The fruit grows on a small tree, about the same size as an olive tree. While it’s not unusual to see apricot …

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St-Rémy Take Out Chez les Frangins logo
Keith Van SickleRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

St-Rémy Take Out: Eating Well and No Cooking Required!

There’s a new place in St-Rémy-de-Provence that’s perfect for tourists and locals alike. Chez les Frangins (At the Brothers’ Place) is an artisanal rotisserie with everything you need for a delicious dinner at home or a picnic under a shady tree. Brothers Paul and Victor Granier opened their shop less …

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Rosé, Apricot and Lemony Mascarpone
DessertFlans, PuddingsMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Summer Dessert: Rosé, Apricot and Lemony Mascarpone

It doesn’t happen often, but occasionally we have some leftover rosé, and here is a delicious solution. The following recipe combines rosé and apricots with mascarpone into a light summery dessert. Toast the end of a lovely evening with La Réserve or any aromatic, Grenache blend rosé, such as our …

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summer crab roll
David Scott AllenLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

Provencal Rosé and Crab Rolls a Match Made in Heaven

Ahh… memories of our New England summers, when we lived in Maine and could amble to the end of the street to buy lobster from shops on the piers over the tidal creeks of coastal Maine… or bicycle to nearby seafood shacks for lobster rolls. Now, our ocean is the …

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Summer Salad Tomato Mozzarella
Guest PostProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Easy Summer Salad Tomato Mozzarella

The Eastern part of Provence had long been Italian, so it would be no surprise that tomato mozzarella would be a summer dish often served in restaurants from Avignon to Nice on the French Riviera. Below is my easy recipe for the perfect summer salad – Tomato Mozzarella. Add local …

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White Bean and Tuna Salad
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

White Bean and Tuna Salad for Summer Meals

When it comes to Mediterranean cuisine, the “borders” are blurry. Long before the EU made inter-European travel more flexible, culinary influences moved organically between countries. The following recipe for White Bean and Tuna Salad is a perfect example, as it could just as easily appear on a menu in Marseille …

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Tomatoes Recipes from Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersTaste

Favourite Tomatoes Recipes from Provence to Try this Summer

Staring at piles of heirloom tomatoes at a summer market in Provence will convince you that this fruit (yes, it’s a fruit) is native to the region. However typical tomatoes are today, according to Britannica, the plant’s origins lie in South America, arriving only in the early 16th century to …

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L'Oustalet Maianen Restaurant Maillane
Keith Van SickleRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

L’Oustalet Maianen Restaurant in Maillane for Delicious Food

Just a few miles north of St-Rémy-de-Provence, in the quiet town of Maillane, sits a restaurant that is well worth the trip. Consider this restaurant if you want to enjoy a delicious meal in a comfortable dining room—or on a shady terrace in warm weather. My wife and I live …

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