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Marseille Bouillabaisse a Provencal Classic

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What is your favourite fish soup?

Residents of Marseille are adamant that French fishermen eked basic sustenance from their unsightly leftover fish bits concocted this fish broth/soup/stew on the shores of the now sprawling metropolis. The name for this dish is derived from two actions bouillir (to boil) and abaisser (to reduce or simmer). However, in the intense world of “Iron-chef” gastronomy the origins of bouillabaisse are up for debate. …Continue reading here to learn about the origins of this Marseillais classic and for the recipe.

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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).


  1. Jill BARTH
    April 29, 2016 at 10:31 am — Reply

    I’ve always wanted to make this dish! Do I have the gumption? :)

    • CKAdmin
      April 30, 2016 at 3:06 am — Reply

      Hi Jill: I am a huge bouillabaisse fan. It is actually a pretty simple dish to make despite all the steps. However, I admit the first time I attempted it was in the kitchen of a friend who is also a chef. :-)

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