Paris-Part-Time-Book-Cover
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Who Doesn’t Dream of Paris Part Time? A Book Review

Lisa Baker Morgan did not plan to live in Paris, although she dreamed of spending time in the “City of Lights.” She certainly did not intend to write a book called Paris, Part Time, but life takes us on an uncharted journey, and as a result, this lady has her …

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Fish Fennel Chowder Soup
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

Fish and Fennel Chowder Soup

In Provence, with ready access to fresh seafood use cod (cabillaud) or sea-bream (daurade). We decided to serve this fish and fennel chowder around our outdoor fireplace enjoying an al fresco dinner with friends.

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Fall Dinner Party Menu from Provence
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Try this Fall Dinner Party Menu with Provencal Flavours

Autumn in Provence Fall is a beautiful season in the South of France, but regardless of where you live, the season’s arrival signals shorter days. The lingering summer light becomes more radiant, casting an ethereal golden hue across our dinner table. You can enjoy the residual effects of Provencal summer …

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Apero DInatoire Chic Entertaining
Provencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste

Apéro Dînatoire the Epitome of Spontaneous, Chic Entertaining

The French style of entertaining called the apéro dînatoire is a favourite way of throwing parties in France. Since I am in France for an average of 3 to 5 months every year, we have grown roots in Provence, specifically in the area of Aix-en-Provence! I love apéro dînatoire gatherings …

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Provence Summer Autumn
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

When Provence Shifts from Summer to Autumn

Provence in Autumn Bizarrely we sense and feel the changing seasons more in Provence than we do in Devon. Back in Exeter, the proximity to the sea seems to soften the edges of summer as it shifts into autumn and likewise, autumn into winter. That’s not the case here. Today …

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French Riviera Must-See Destinations
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreRoad Trips South of FranceVillages Towns and Cities

French Riviera Must-See Destinations on the Côte d’Azur

Join us for a road trip along the French Riviera to these must-see destinations. Welcome to the French Riviera, home to glamorous stars, sparkling water, parasols and beach loungers, and fabulous yachts. Evocative images of the Côte d’Azur exist in movies and reality. The French Riviera runs from Cassis (although …

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Seaside Cassis Wine Visit
Provence WineZineTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Seaside Cassis Wines and Other Reasons to Visit

This article was originally published (in French) in Fine Bouches Magazine, a magazine for lovers of high-quality foods and wines. Seaside Cassis Wines Cassis is the most beautiful AOC (appellation d’origine contrôlée) in France: the vineyards cling to the slopes of a magical amphitheatre that plunges towards the shimmering Mediterranean. …

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Summer Salad Grilled Octopus Recipe
Lunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesSaladTasha PowellTaste

Exotic Summer Salad Grilled Octopus for Lunch

Have you ever tried grilled octopus? It’s a Mediterranean delicacy, and NOW is the time to be adventurous in the kitchen. This Summer salad recipe with grilled octopus is fresh, delicious, and colourful. The salade composée is a visual treat, as well as a yummy starter for your guests. My …

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Lavender Fields Travel Provence Lavender
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottEssentials: Quick Guides to Provence

Lavender in Provence Understanding the Essentials

Essential Lavender The lavender industry in Provence is a significant economic driver impacting agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, and retail. There are 2,000 producers and roughly 25,000 people employed in the industry. The main growing areas are the four (4) departments the Drôme, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Vaucluse, with some small production in the …

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Pork Rillettes Classic French Recipe
AppetizerFrançois de MélogueProvencal RecipesTaste

Pork Rillettes are a Classic French Recipe

By definition, pork rillettes are made using a preservation method similar to duck confit. The pork is seasoned, then slow-cooked submerged in fat and cooked at a grandmotherly pace for several hours. Afterward, the pork is shredded and packed into sterile containers, covered in a thin veneer of fat and …

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