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Taste and Savour Juicy Gold the Cavaillon Melons of Provence

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg:

Celebrated Fruit – Cavaillon Melons

Nutmeg barely tolerates melons, in her opinion, the green honeydew version found in airport “fruit salads” should be outlawed. Watermelon and its variations without seeds or in ghastly yellow only belong on a picnic table with many children around.

The orange cantaloupe is the only melon that Nutmeg will consider eating. Like much of the produce in Provence, “you don’t know what you have been missing” until you have sampled one of the Cavaillon melons.

…Continue reading here to understand how this melon is a sweet mascot of Cavaillon. Originally, grown from seeds imported from Papal gardens in Italy, the varietal has evolved, but remains a celebrated crop in the region. Watch for details on the annual Feria du Melon – a summer festival with melons and equine games.

Melons of Cavaillon #TastesofProvence #Cavaillon @GingerandNutmeg

Not sure what to do with all those melons? Here is a recipe from Venise en Provence for a Savoury Melon Soup.

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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 was at six-months old, 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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