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Jam for is Not Just for Breakfast in Provence

Isabelle Jouhanneau makes her Un Jour à la Campagne jams the traditional way; in copper pots with fresh ingredients and no additives. Originally from the Alpes de Haute Provence, she is now settled in the Luberon close to Bonnieux. Jouhanneau spent some time in Morocco, where she ran a tea shop, and frustrated by the lack of quality jams she began making her own.

Un Jour a la Campagne @IsabellaIbba

Back in France, Jouhanneau launched her company (2013) and now produces roughly 30 flavours of jam. Many varieties are seasonal, so once the strawberries are done you will need to wait until next year for her Fraise à la Lavande (strawberry-lavender) jam.

Un Jour à la Campagne jams are made with fresh and mostly regional fruit. Her recipes involve 3-4 kilograms of fruit, the smallest about of sugar possible (she tells me that is roughly 55%) and the knowledge on how to make jam the time-tested way. Un Jour à la Campagne products have no preservatives, and she does not use pectin preferring to work with the naturally occurring thickeners in fruit.

Un Jour a la Campagne @IsabellaIbba

Of course, her jams are perfect on a fresh baguette and buttery croissants, but how about for a wine and cheese pairing? Only in Provence.

Jouhanneau also likes to experiment; she collaborated with a friend and Michelin-starred chef in the UK to perfect the raspberry, beet and lime jam. Here, is the full list of Un Jour à la Campagne products:

Fraise, Fraise à la Lavande, Fraise Framboise, Framboise,

Framboise à la Rose, Framboise Betterave Citron vert,

Abricot, Abricot Fraise, Abricot et Amandes Grillées Rhubarbe,

Rhubarbe et Fraise, Griotte, Mûre, Fruits Rouges,

Figues de Solliès Pont(AOC), Orange Douce, Orange Amère,

Orange et Pamplemousse, Pêche Abricot, Kiwi et Citron Vert,

Ananas Orange et Gingembre, Melon Citron, Myrtille,

Clémentine, Gelée de Groseille, Gelée de Mûre,

Gelée de Pomme, Gelée de Coing

Look for her Internet site, and possibly an e-commerce component in the next year. For now, her Facebook page is the best place for updates.

Where to find Un Jour à la Campagne jams?

Un Jour à la Campagne (until September 30, 2016)
5 Rue Victor Hugo
84 Bonnieux

Un Jour a la Campagne @IsabellaIbba

Or, any one of the following locations in Provence:

Cosy Fruits
Route de Apt
84 Coustellet

Sous un Olivier
16 Rue de la République
84 L’isle Sur La Sorgue

Boulangerie Alaise
Rue Victor Hugo
84 Bonnieux

Ballon 2 Rouge
50 Avenue du Maréchal Juin
13210 St Rémy de Provence

L’Épicerie
101 Avenue de la République
83210 La Farlède

Le Goustadou
83 Bargème

L’Eolienne
83 Comps sur Artuby

Esprit de Provence
Route Napoléon
06 Seranon

Traiteur de la Napoule
1 Rue Jean Honoré Carle
06 Mandelieu La Napoule

Pleine Terre (starting in Sept 2016)
18 Rue de la République
84 Orange

Image Credits: Photos provided by and published with the permission of Isabella Ibba Photographe @ www.isabellaibba.com

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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).

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