Cafe in #AixenProvence
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Top Cafe Choices in Aix en Provence by Aixcentric

We asked Lynne Alderson of Aixcentric if she would share her favourite cafés and salon de thés in Aix-en-Provence with Perfectly Provence readers. Lynne said no problem, other than narrowing her choices to three – now that was hard! Here, are Lynne’s top picks for a beverage and a light …

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Château Pesquié Winery France #Provence #Wines
Taste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Chateau Pesquie, a Family Rooted in the Wines of Provence

Chateau Pesquie is located in what could be one of the oldest wine-producing zones in France. We know that the property dates back to approximately 1750. The winery is now run by third generation family members who are going organic, using humus-based fertilizers and who are focus on sustainable farming practices. …

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Aigues Mortes Salt flats Fleur de Sel Salins @PerfProvence
Ginger and NutmegLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Fleur de Sel of Aigues Mortes the Sea Salt of Provence

Post previously published on Ginger and Nutmeg: Nutmeg walked every aisle in the grocery store looking for salt – it was not with the spices, but rather in its’ own section near the aged balsamic vinegar. Where is the logic? Treasured since antiquity, salt is used in kitchens around the world, …

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Rasteau Wine Provence Wines @Susan_PWZ
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Provençal Pairings: Rasteau Wine with Food

By Provence WineZine When you have a 2006 Côtes du Rhône in the wine rack, you don’t just serve it with anything, especially if it is a Rasteau. This is a wine for certainty, not a wine you pull when you’re serving a frozen dinner. (Okay, I know anyone who …

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Fig Almond Tart by Patricia Wells #PatriciaWells credit Jeff Kauck
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Patricia Wells a Provence Kitchen

James Beard Foundation Award winner Patricia Wells knows a thing or two about excellent food. If Michelin awarded stars to cooking schools, cookbook writers, and restaurant critics there would be a galaxy named Wells. Wells, who hails from Milwaukee, has lived in France with her husband Walter since 1980. Their …

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Winter Provencal Rosé Pigoudet-in-snow Wines @susan_PWZ
Provence WineZineWines and Spirits of Provence

In Winter Uncork a Bottle of Provencal Rosé

By Susan Manfull The snow is over three-feet deep in some places around our home in coastal New England. The wind is howling, shaking the loose window panes of this 18th-century house and causing a shrill whistling noise. A “Winter Storm Watch” is in effect for tonight, when an additional …

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Aix French Food Market Place Richelme Aix-en-Provence @DreamyProvence
Markets in Provence and Cote d'AzurMy Dreamy ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

All the colour of the best daily French Food Market in Aix-en-Provence

Place Richelme is THE place for market lovers in Aix-en-Provence. There is a market every single day of the week in Place Richelme and a much bigger market including antiques, silverware, spices, linens, soaps and flowers on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in Place des Prêcheurs and Place de la Madeleine. …

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Chocolate Madelines #Recipe @LoveasART #Provence
Abbie SpencerProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Tempting Chocolate Madeleine Recipe

I have to admit, one of the best parts of living in Provence is the food! I am sharing today my secret recipe for chocolate Madeleines. I love them with coffee and they are just perfect for a taste of France at breakfast or anytime of day. I hope you …

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Pets de nonnes Pastries in #Provence
AixcentricLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Pancakes crepes and pets de nonnes

By aixcentric What with Chandeleur in France and Pancake Tuesday in the UK, February is a good time to get whipping up some batter for pastries and crepes. But if you prefer to buy something in town, there’s lots of choice. The traditional pets de nonnes – nuns’ farts – …

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Domaine-de-la-Vallongue #Provence #Wines #Saffron
Ginger and NutmegLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Understanding The Cost of Saffron in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ginger and Nutmeg: Nutmeg had a few items on her to-do list; number one was to replenish the wine stock before Ginger arrived. The challenge was making a decision in les Alpilles given the plethora of nearby vineyards. On this particular occasion, she chose Domaine de la Vallongue as …

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