Picnics in Provence Essential Ingredients
Tasha PowellTaste

Provencal Picnics Here are the Essential Ingredients

Picnic is a universal term for creating a culinary experience in nature with some of your favourite portable foods. The French, though, take the word pique-nique to an elevated culinary level! My experiences in North America pale in comparison to the memorable pique-nique outings I have experienced in Provence. Start with …

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Tian Provencal Recipe Vegetable
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Tian Provencal Recipe a Vegetable Tart Flower

How do you make friends when we are all trying to self-isolate and social distance? You start scrolling through Instagram and stumble upon eye-catching feeds like frenchified_wife that then lead to Jane’s beautiful blog – On Mange. Jane has travelled extensively, a passionate cook she loves exercising her creative talents in the …

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Make Moroccan Pastillas Home Vegetable and Shrimp
Fish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTasteVegetarian

How to Make Moroccan Pastillas at Home

Pastilla is a typical Moroccan dish, which we learned to make on our last culinary adventure to Marrakesh. Layers of pastry similar to phyllo wrap around a savoury filling of shredded chicken, spicy seafood or a vegetarian mixture. The traditional pastilla (bastilla or b’stilla) found in Marrakech is a sweet …

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Provence Virtual Connections Covid-19
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

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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Food Favourites Recipes Provence
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Food Favourites and Recipes from Provence to Eat

The following guest article by French Waterways, “18 Foodie Treats to Eat in Provence,” is republished below with permission. We have added links to recipes for these Provencal favourites. If you are looking for cruising inspiration and information, french-waterways.com is the world’s most comprehensive and best-loved source of inspiration and …

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Winter Dinner Party Menu 2020
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Winter Dinner Party Menu from Provence

A Winter Gathering with Friends Generally, we head back to Los Angeles for the winter months, but my culinary heart remains tied to France. The flavours of Provence inspired the following winter dinner party menu. These three dishes will warm your insides, serve with some delicious French wine and the …

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Winter Dinner Party Menu Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank (Souris d'Agneau)
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Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank (Souris d’Agneau)

Slow-cooked lamb (agneau) dishes are typical on menus in Provence. You see sheep herds grazing in farmers fields or often free-range in the hills of the Alpilles, Luberon, Var and Haute Alpes de Provence.

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Provencal Duck Stew
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Make Ahead Provencal Duck Stew

Try this recipe for Provencal Duck Stew before the weather gets too warm. This dish is a great main course for long summer lunches or dinner parties because it is best prepared ahead of time and reheated. Make this recipe in advance and it will allow you to enjoy the …

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Playing House Memoir
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Playing House in Provence a Memoir

Sometimes a book’s title brings up old memories. Remember your first house, sometime after college and into your career all of a sudden you were no longer “playing house” it was for real. The following is an excerpt from the book Playing House in Provence: How Two Americans Became a …

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Lamb Stew Navarin d’Agneau
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Lamb Stew with Root Vegetables (Navarin d’Agneau)

Local free-range lamb is easy to find in Provence, so there are many typical dishes that you will find on menus. Navarin d’Agneau is a traditional slow-cooked stew made with root vegetables.

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