duck-confit recipe @Goutetvoyage
Main CourseMartine Bertin-PetersonPoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A warming winter recipe – Duck Confit

I held a terrific Goût et Voyage cooking class/dinner party this past Saturday night. My clients have a beautiful home and were gracious hosts. Our meal started with tapenade noire on baguette slices and Champagne. The salad featured wine poached pears, endive, gorgonzola and walnuts with a pear vinaigrette. The main course starred …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Getting to Know Rhone Valley Wine and Food with Travel in Provence

Sophie Bergeron began developing her palette early on, at four years old, when her grandfather first introduced her to wine tasting. Sophie’s grandfather ran a vineyard in Algeria before immigrating to France in 1962; she tell us that “He loved the grape concentrations in Mediterranean style wines.” It seems that …

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Photo Credit: Domaine Duseigneur
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Winemaker: Bernard Duseigneur of Domaine Duseigneur

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: Today we welcome a rendezvous with Bernard Duseigneur, winemaker at Domaine Duseigneur. The 30 hectare estate spans Châteauneuf du Pape, Côtes-du-Rhône Villages Laudun and Lirac. 17 weeks ago I clicked on an Instagram photo of of three bottles of wine from Châteauneuf du Pape. “Wonderful,” …

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rhone valley road trip #ProvenceWines @JillBarth
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

A Rhône Valley Road Trip

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: I love, adore, gobble, guzzle, stockpile and yak about Rhone reds. I find them to be incredibly drinkable and a compelling source of wine fascination. If only lightly familiar with French wines, Champagne or Burgundy probably pop into your mind when conversation turns to …

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Pork Tenderloin Porcini Demiglace
David Scott AllenMain CoursePorkProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pork Tenderloin en Croûte with Porcini Demiglace

The inspiration for this pork tenderloin recipe comes from a few 1950s classics which included Waldorf Salad, Green Bean Casserole, and Pigs in Blankets. The ingredients for the original version of Pigs in Blankets included hot dogs and puff pastry. So, I like to think of Pork Tenderloin en Croûte …

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Camping St Remy Views
Paul ShawcrossStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Camping in St Remy at Mas de Nicolas

Camping in Provence Like most French regions, Provence lends itself to camping and the outdoor life, especially with its wall to wall sunshine, blue skies and healthy Mediterranean cuisine. A quick Google search will show a great variety of sites in every part of the Region, especially near the coast, …

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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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Les Petits Farcis Provencal
Main CourseMartine Bertin-PetersonPorkProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

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
BeefGuest PostMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

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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Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

A Visit to Provence and Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

By Barefoot Blogger There’s a new obsession running around in my head: “visit as many of France’s ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages‘ as I possibly can.”  So far, I’ve seen only 10 out of some 156 “authentic” Les Plus Beaux Villages. I have a lot of traveling to do. Les Plus …

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