Ginger and NutmegLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Le Ventoulet Tastes of Provence in Every Cake Slice

By nutmeg A few years ago, a group of Provencal pastry masters called les Artisans Pâtissiers Chocolatiers du Vaucluse got together with a concept in mind, their project was to make a cake that is representative of Provence. As you can likely tell, from their official title these artisan bakers …

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Lobster Pasta with Penne #Nice #Provence @bfblogger2013
Barefoot BloggerTaste: Food & Drink

Travel Diary for Foodies

By Deborah Favorite foods and travels 2014 There’s no better way for a “foodie” to recap a year’s travel than to revisit meals and favorite foods devoured along the way. Enjoy the journey! Explore this Post Via:: Barefoot Blogger       

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La Foret Enneigee Dessert from Picard @aixcentric
AixcentricTaste: Food & Drink

Frozen Puddings

By aixcentric This amazing pud is from Picard. Called ‘La Foret Enneigee’, it is made from mousse mascarpone, mousse au chocolat, crème brulee and coustillant speculos chocolat. It looks wonderful. I hadn’t realised until recently what a long-established company Picard is. Apparently it was started back in 1906 in Explore …

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olive and onion muffins
Pesto & PistouProvencal Recipes

Mini olive and onion muffins gluten-free

By PestoPistou I’ve written about chickpea flour before. On the Côte d’Azur and over in Liguria it’s the common ingredient for delicious pancakes cooked in large, flat copper pans. Topped only with black pepper in Nice where it’s called socca, Ligurians often add herbs or thinly sliced onions to their …

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Rivini Cote d'Azur #Provence #Wines @RivieraGrape
Taste: Food & DrinkThe Riviera GrapevineWines and Spirits of Provence

Rivini, the International Wine Festival of the Riviera

By Chrissie I’m getting in early with an event to mark in your 2015 diary. The Riviera now has its very own international wine festival, Rivini! The brainchild of Massimo Sacco, Chef Sommelier at the Fairmont Monte Carlo and Bradley Mitton, the Riviera’s New World wine expert, the first edition …

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Unique Grapes of the Alpes Maritimes #ProvenceWines @RivieraGrape
The Riviera GrapevineWines and Spirits of Provence

Unique Grapes of the Alpes-Maritimes

By Chrissie It’s a story I’ve heard a few times now. Visitors arrive in Nice. Ask restaurant for a bottle of local wine. “So you’ll be wanting a rosé from Provence?” Considering that, for most people, their only chance to discover the wines of Nice and surrounds Explore this Post …

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My Dreamy ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

A Christmas Treat – olive picking with a local farmer in the Luberon!

By Jilly When you only have a limited time to enjoy Provence, authentic experiences are to be treasured. This one came lovingly wrapped in the form of a friends’ invitation to join them for a special day. Wrapped up cozily against the chill of a provencal winter, a lazy Explore …

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Provence Shop Cafe #AixenProvence @Aixcentric
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Popular Aix Restaurant to Close

By aixcentric There seems to be quite a churn in restaurants in Aix – especially along rue d’Italie, my route into town. But I was very sad to hear about the impending closure of The Provence Shop in rue Victor Leydet. We had lunch there today and it was very …

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Provence Cooking Classes #Provence #Gourmet @ProvenceCook
LambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Roasted Rack of Lamb and Potatoes with Stewed Sweet Onion and Fennel

Sheep and goats have wondered the hilly fields of Provence for centuries – providing milk for all the wonderful regional cheeses. Larger animals such as dairy cows and beef cattle are not well-suited to the harsh Mediterranean climate and limited grazing land. The seasonal movement of the sheep and goat …

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Vieux Cafe d’Aniathazze in Uzes via @bfblogger2013
Barefoot BloggerTaste: Food & Drink

Tasty Bites in Uzes

By Deborah Tasty Bites in Uzes Mon fils and I are on the way the Lyon, the “stomach of France.” The 5-star restaurants in Lyon are hardly within our budget; nevertheless, we’re ready for some extraordinary French cuisine. Meanwhile in Uzes, we’ve been spending a lot of time at local …

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