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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Long Weekends and Short Breaks in Provence

Provencal Getaway With long weekends on the horizon, why not plan a short break in Provence? Gather some friends or family and head south for some warm weather, blue skies, gourmet food and sightseeing. Touring Ideas in Provence Late June through August, Provence treats her visitors to flowering lavender and …

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Valentine's Day Menu by Cook'n with Class
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Chef’s Menu for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day Menu Chef Eric Fraudeau created this special menu for February 14th for our Perfectly Provence followers. The chef and his wife Yetunde are the power couple behind Cook’n with Class with cooking school locations in Paris and Uzès. The team has developed a wide variety of cooking classes, hands-on …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Christmas in Provence

Dutch-born Anne-Marie Simons is a traveller. She studied in Paris, worked in Brussels and then moved to the United States where for a long time she worked only to support her travel-bug. Today, Anne-Marie and her husband Oscar reside in Aix-en-Provence where she continues to hone her writing. The following …

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A Round-up of Holiday Festivities on the French Riviera

French Riviera in December The Mediterranean coastline is more than just a summer adventure playground. December is a very festive season on the Côte D’Azur. Welcome to the South of France – all year round!  Yes, there is the sparkling blue Med – but don’t be shy – you can …

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Provencal Fish Soup Recipe
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Make Provencal Fish Soup From Scratch It’s Worth it

Deciding to make dinner for a large group takes courage. Deciding to create a menu based around a tradition Provencal fish soup, and making the whole thing from scratch is just a little bit crazy, but the results are delicious. Chefs in France take their trade seriously, so it is not surprising that a Marseille -based group decided that this iconic dish required some specific ingredients and serving methodology, hence the Bouillabaisse Charter. A real Marseille bouillabaisse

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Oven-Roasted Rabbit with Garlic and Herbes de Provence
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Simple Oven-Roasted Rabbit with Garlic and Herbes de Provence

Rabbit is often served in France as an alternative protein to chicken, pork or other meat. This oven-roasted rabbit is flavoured with garlic and herbs that are traditionally found in Provence. The recipe requires very little prep time and just like a roast chicken it will fill your home with savoury aromas.

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Valentine's Day Menu by Cook'n with Class
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Valentine’s Day Menu from a Chef’s Wife and Wine Pairings

Yeah, I won’t lie, there are certainly some perks to being a chef’s wife. You get to be the guinea pig for his latest recipe obsession for one. I get to watch him perfect his talents while I indulge in little tastings. And while my wardrobe may not always be …

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A trip to Marseille for an authentic Bouillabaisse

Contributor blog post by Michel: We had been talking about throwing a Provence Party in our backyard with a traditional Bouillabaisse for some time. We had even told the neighbors it would take place in August when we returned from Sablet. While we were in Provence,I wanted to go to …

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Cranberry, Pistachio White Chocolate Biscotti @Goutetvoyage
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Cranberry, Pistachio and White Chocolate Biscotti for the Holidays

Biscotti are not too sweet- especially for those trying to limit their consumption of sugary cookies and candies- and are really good with a cup of hot coffee or tea.

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La Grande Paella Spanish Influence in Provence

Bastille Day Celebrations Bastille Day (La Fête Nationale) commemorates the 1789 storming of the Bastille in Paris. Two years running, our village attempted to host fireworks on the 14th only to be stymied by the wind. Leave it to the Parisians to have their traditional parade on the Champs-Élysées. Eygalières was …

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