Chez Serge Carpentras Lunch
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Head to Chez Serge in Carpentras for Lunch

By Michel As I told you in my last post, we went to Carpentras to visit the historical Jewish synagogue built in 1367. Since most shops and tourist sites close during lunch hour, we joined the locals and headed to our favourite restaurant. Our go-to restaurant in Carpentras is Chez Serge, …

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Les Petits Farcis Provencal
Main CourseMartine Bertin-PetersonPorkProvencal RecipesTaste

Les Petits Farcis a Provencal Specialty from Nice

Les Petit Farcis is a hearty dish often found on menus in Provence during fall and winter months. Found commonly on menus throughout the region les petits farcis originate from Niçoise cuisine.

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Braised Bison Stew with Silk Road Spices
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Braised Bison Stew with Silk Road Spices

the scent of this stew as our native Albertan bison simmers the day away in a slow cooker filled with the warmest flavours spices can impart. If you can’t access bison, as we can here in Western Canada, beef will be a wonderful substitute.

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Visit Carpentras Synagogue
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Interesting Visit to Carpentras France’s Oldest Synagogue

By Michel: A Visit to Carpentras It is not unusual to find us headed to Carpentras on Friday morning’s for the weekly market or shopping for kid’s clothes. Carpentras is a short 25-minute ride down the D-7 from the village of Sablet. As we get near, we see Notre-Dame de …

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Provencal Goat Cheese Olives
Local Food ProducersMartine Bertin-PetersonTaste

Provencal Staples Goat Cheese and Olives

Goat Cheese and Olives The Provencal diet is a Mediterranean one that relies heavily on local produce, seafood, cheese, olives and olive oil. In Provence, locals eat “de saison” focusing on what is in season and fresh at the market. A visitor to the area should certainly try some- if …

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Food Trucks Provence hameau-des-baux-camion-bleu
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Food Trucks in Provence Delivering World Cuisine

Provence Food Trucks When you think of Provence, it’s unlikely that a food truck is a culinary image that springs to mind. However, the number of food trucks in the region is exploding. Most of these trucks are mobile, available to travel to private venues, public gatherings, markets and festivals. …

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Riviera Views Writing Mysteries French Riviera
Books on ProvenceInspireMary Jane Deeb

Writing Mysteries on the French Riviera

French Riviera Mysteries It was winter in Maryland when I began writing Murder on the Riviera. Outside my window, all was grey, cold and still, and I felt the need for some warmth, color and gaiety. As I could not change the season, I thought I could, perhaps, change my …

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Edith Wharton's French Riviera Book Review
Books on ProvenceInspireMary Jane Deeb

A Book to Read Edith Wharton’s French Riviera

The following is my review of Edith Wharton’s French Riviera, by Philippe Collas and Eric Villedary, and translated from the French by Susan Pickford.  The French title of the book was La Côte d’Azur au Temps d’Edith Wharton. Flammarion, Paris 2002. French Riviera Images When one dreams of Provence and …

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Provencal Lamb Stew Daube Recipe White Wine
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Provencal Lamb Stew Daube with White Wine

A daube refers to a slow-cooked meat stew. The ingredients always include wine, in this case, a white, herbs found in Provence, and usually lamb. Although, daube can easily be prepared with beef or even pork..

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Summer Lunch Provence Menu
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Summer Lunch in Provence a Menu for Friends

I  am deeply moved by Jean-Andre Charial’s philosophical book “Lunch in Provence.” More correctly, it strengthened my conviction that the foundation of great food lies not only in the provenance of ingredients and simplicity of preparation but in emotion and passion while enjoying it. Charial spoke of lovely, outdoor makeshift lunches where just-picked vegetables and …

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