financier aux courgettes @GoutetVoyage
AppetizerMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A perfect late summer appetizer – Financiers aux Courgettes (Zucchini Financiers)

Financiers aux Courgettes – little zucchini cakes – fit the pot luck bill perfectly. Typically in French cuisine, a financier is a small, airy cake, often with an almond flour base, that is eaten for dessert. I prefer savoury financiers which lend themselves to a myriad of combinations – sausage and cheese, spinach and cheese, olive, walnuts and cheese

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When will you travel again
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

When Will You Travel Again?

Recently, Martine Bertin-Peterson the founder of Goût et Voyage, LLC published the results of a travel survey that she ran for the five day period in June 2020. The survey asked questions around when participants would be willing to travel internationally, where they would feel comfortable staying, and comfort level …

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Provence Virtual Connections Covid-19
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Dreams of Provence Virtual Connections during Covid-19

Barely three months ago, many of us had never heard of Coronavirus or Covid-19. Now, we are glued to our newsfeeds and stunned by the rapidly changing environment. The health impact is real and terrifying, and the economic consequences are likely far-reaching. The terms self-isolation, shelter-in-place, lockdown, confinement have moved …

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Provence Self-Isolation Spring Flowers
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursMartine Bertin-Peterson

Thoughts of Touring Provence During Self-Isolation

Sadly, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, so many travellers have had to cancel their spring and early-summer vacations to France. Although we, too, have had to cancel our Goût et Voyage May/June 2020 Taste of Provence trips, I’m spending this valuable “free time” planning for winter 2020 and spring 2021. …

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La Chandeleur Crêpes France
Martine Bertin-PetersonTaste: Food & Drink

La Chandeleur Crêpes on the Menu in France

French Holiday Traditions In France, La Chandeleur falls on the 40th day of the Christmas Epiphany season on February 2nd. Also known as Candlemas, this holiday is celebrated in Provence with the making – and eating – of crêpes. La Chandeleur is the culmination of the Calendale, the festive holiday …

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Steak Chocolat Sauce Recipe Steak au Chocolate
BeefDavid Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Steak au Chocolat a Sauce Recipe for Friends

This chocolate-based sauce for the steak adds a slightly decadent finish to the grilled meat. The sauce worked well in a pairing with the Hermitage La Petite Chapelle (2012) from Paul Jaboulet-Aîné, a red wine from the Northern Rhône Valley.

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Merry Christmas Perfectly Provence 2017
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Happy Holidays from Perfectly Provence

Holiday Wishes! The holidays are here, and it’s time to wish everyone Merry Christmas – Joyeux Noël and all the best for this joyful season. However, before we head out on a little technology break, it’s time to acknowledge all our terrific contributors. Time Out in Provence – What’s On …

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marche de noel isle sur sorgue
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Provence for the Holidays a Christmas Tour

Holidays in Provence Tree branches drip with sparkling white lights and the spicy fragrances of clove, cinnamon and star anise scent the air. Laughter bubbles from the market stall selling vin chaud. “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” ~Alice in Wonderland No indeed. Provence is magical during …

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Vel d'Hiv Memorial, Paris
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Jewish Heritage Tours from Paris to Provence in 2020

Martine Bertin-Peterson, the founder of Goût et Voyage, focuses on small group travel to Provence, Italy, and now Paris. After every tour, Martine reviews the itineraries, tweaking the programs to ensure her guests enjoy flawless travel experiences. Jewish Heritage Tours in 2020 In 2020, she is joining forces with Paris-based …

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Zucchini Flowers Stuffed Artichokes and Goat Cheese
Provencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & DrinkViktorija Todorovska

Zucchini Flowers Stuffed with Artichokes and Goat Cheese

Zucchini flowers are beautiful, delicate, and can be a bit tricky to cook. However, they are also delicious, so don’t shy away from trying this recipe below for zucchini flowers stuffed with fresh goat cheese and artichokes.

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