Markets in Provence Favourites
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Markets in Provence a Few Favourites in the Region

There’s something about French markets that makes them stand out from others we’ve visited over the years. It doesn’t matter where you are in France; a market will always be nearby. Sometimes, a few stalls in a small village or a vast event filling the streets and squares of a …

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Cuisine Nissarde La Trucha from Nice
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Spanish Tortilla Fan? Make Room for La Trucha from Nice

Eggs and Swiss chard are the main ingredients in la trucha, a culinary favourite in Nice, France. Like the Spanish tortilla de patatas, made with egg and potato, la trucha covers a range of meals from snack food to picnic fare to a light meal. Easy to prepare and served …

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Professional Rosé Wine Tasting
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Professional Rosé Wine Tasting is Hard Work in Provence

While in Provence, Göran Boman and his wife joined two wine professionals on an epic wine-tasting experience this spring. They tasted 192 different rosés from the region! My wife Maria and I had the chance to try our hand at being wine journalists when we tasted 192 rosé wines from …

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Morocco Lamb Tagine with Prunes and Almonds
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Flavours of Morocco Lamb Tagine with Prunes and Almonds

Last year we travelled to Southern Spain. It’s hard to imagine how quickly the days have passed since that trip. This year we headed to Morocco. As always, for me, learning about food is part of our preparations for the trip. Markipedia is doing his bit to ensure we don’t …

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Soupe au Pistou Recipe from Provence
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A Traditional Soupe au Pistou Recipe from Provence

Marie-Helene Beriot is the president of Remember Provence, an online store selling only genuine French creations. She also enjoys cooking traditional recipes such as soupe au pistou for her family, which she shares below. Having grown up in Provence, Marie Helene has an innate ability to identify authentic, high-quality goods …

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Flour Stock growing Ancient Grains Var Provence
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Growing Ancient Grains in the Var Dedication to Tradition in Provence

Did you know that the word cereal comes from Ceres, that beautiful Roman goddess of harvest and agriculture? Humans have been cultivating grains since time immemorial; even Neanderthals collected them to bake into some reasonably complex dishes (mentioned in the blog post Breaking Bread in Palestine on my website). Grains, …

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Tart with Fresh Apricots
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A Delicious Tart Made with Fresh Apricots

Regarding dessert, tiny fruits merit tiny tarts like this recipe for a fresh apricot tart. I am trying to make smaller desserts: small-batch cookies, cakes, and (case in point) tarts. This approach yields fewer tempting leftovers. As it turns out, I have a very small and rather adorable pie plate …

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Eating in Saint-Rémy de Provence
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Where to Eat in Saint-Rémy de Provence? Some Favourites

Saint Rémy de Provence has it all, shopping, galleries, a big market on Wednesday mornings and (almost) too many restaurant choices. The picturesque, lively town snuggled into the base of Les Alpilles, the miniature Alps. With a rich history—highlighted by the Romans, Nostradamus and Vincent Van Gogh—plus heritage celebrations and …

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Expert Tips for Wine Touring Tasying Provence
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Top Expert Tips for Wine Touring and Tasting in Provence

Author and wine expert Göran Boman shares tips for wine tasting and exploring the vineyards in Provence. This part of the South of France includes wine-growing areas stretching within the urban limits of Nice on the French Riviera to the Northern Rhône Valley. While wines from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, villages such as …

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Aix Italian Trattoria
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Aix Cours Mirabeau an Italian Trattoria That’s Child-friendly

With petits-enfants (my grandchildren) to cater for, I was pleased to visit the family-friendly Italian Trattoria, which replaced Quick in Aix centre-ville. I remember searching for this very type of place with two increasingly-hungry little girls – we ended up with a ‘Pizza Capri’ while sitting on a bench. Not …

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