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Where to Find Exotic Spices in Provence? Marseille

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker:

Most French people like sauce and herb flavouring, but not much spice.

Many expats move to lovely small towns in Provence and after a couple months being spoiled with ratatouille, slow cooked lamb, bouillabaisse and all other French Mediterranean delicacies, they start asking where is all the where is all the foreign food? It’s human nature to want more, isn’t it?

So pizza and the odd “nem chinois” (spring roll) available at the larger markets can be the extent of your horizon in some towns. Thankfully there’s harissa and in many markets at the olive stands to mark the influence of Moroccan cuisine. But that’s about it!

…Continue reading here for Ashely’s discovery of Tam-Ky-Noailles in Marseille, a vendor of fruit, vegetables and those exotic spices you cannot find easily on the grocery store shelves in Provence.

Tam-Ky-Noailles (Facebook page)
5 Halles de la Croix
Marseille, France 13001
Tel +33 (0)4 91 54 00 86

MuCEM Marseille Explore Provence @PerfProvence

While you are in Marseille:

Gastronomic Weekend in Marseille (à la Marocaine)

Splurge at Luxurious Le Petit Nice Centre of Gastronomy

Marseille Dining at Les Halles de la Major

Discover a World of Wine and Food Flavors in Marseille

Street art and charm in Le Panier Marseille

Via:: Curious Provence


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Ashley Tinker

Ashley Tinker

Ashley was born and raised in Montréal, Canada. She has always been drawn to the history, way of life and beauty of Europe. Her feelings for Europe were reconfirmed while studying art in Florence, Italy. Ashley says that stone buildings, colourful shutters and terra cotta tile rooftops fill her dreams and now her days.

Ashley moved to Provence in 2014 with her partner Robin (he also shares her Francophile passions). They are in search of the French joie de vivre, which they find at every turn in the local markets and natural beauty of Provence. This couple are indulging in local olives and wine as the Provencal sunshine changes craggy rocks into things of beauty.

You can see all of Ashley's blog posts on Curious Provence.

Take a look at Ashley's beautiful fine art photography on her Photographer in Provence website.

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