Rhône Valley Wine Caladoc Le Clos Saint Michel Vignobles Guy Mousset et fils
David Scott AllenProvence WineZineTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Pairing Rhône Valley Caladoc Wine with Food

It’s not often that I consider bottles from a “big box” wine store for this column. With the exception of a few quality rosés I have gotten (and written about) from such stores, their selection of rosé wines is generally geared towards the Carries and Mirandas. Pretty bottles/labels, intense pink …

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Provencal Vegetable Tian
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste

Easy Vegetable Side Dish Provencal Tian

Confusingly, the word tian has two meanings: it is both an earthenware dish and whatever you are preparing inside of your tian. Every French person I know has their family favourites. This tian was ours. It is super colourful and will be the star of any meal. Confession Time. I …

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Flavours of Provence Fall Dinner Menu 2021
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Flavours of Provence a Fall Dinner Party Menu

In the northern hemisphere, fall weather is around the corner, but not in Sydney, Australia, where Jean-Marie Liere has since 1997. Born in Poitiers, France, Jean-Marie’s family moved several times, including a two-year stint in Mexico City. He runs small cooking classes in Sydney, focusing on French cuisine and plans …

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Chateauneuf wine tasting Join Christmas Provence Tour
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Join Jean-Marie Liere on a Lavender in Provence Tour

Attracted to food, photography, and longing for France, we “met” via Instagram. Jean-Marie Liere has lived in Sydney, Australia, since 1997. He stays connected to his homeland by offering French cooking classes and planning his “Our French Impressions” group tours in France in Bordeaux and Provence. The French Connection Born …

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Moustiers-Sainte-Marie Vista
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Visit Moustiers-Sainte-Marie a Plus Beaux Villages of France

Blessed with many picturesque villages, there is only one place in France with a dedicated star overhead – Moustiers-Sainte-Marie. Moustiers-Sainte-Marie Flanked by towering cliffs, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie resembles a Provencal nativity scene protected by a 150kg gold star suspended between the bluffs. In 1981, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie joined the ranks of the beaux villages …

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Upside down savoury caponata tart
David Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTasteVegetarian

Leftover Eggplant Make a Savoury Caponata Tart

Recently, I shared my simple vegetable Napoleons with you as a side dish for the goat cheese-stuffed chicken. If you make it, you will probably end up in the same boat as I did: lots of leftover parts — zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, tomatoes. While that sounds like all the …

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Socca Delicious Specialty Nice Movie
Keith Van SickleTaste

Discover Socca, the Delicious Specialty of Nice

“The culture of Nice is based on three things: the sea, soccer, and socca.” – Steeve Bernardo, owner of Chez Pipo, founded in 1923 In a city famous for dishes like pan bagnat and ratatouille, socca holds a special place in the hearts of the Niçois. A thin, deliciously crispy …

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Food Favourites Recipes Provence
Guest PostProvencal RecipesTaste

5 of the Best Provencal Recipes Inspired by Southern France

Looking for authentic cuisine? Are you a big fan of France? If you said “yes” to both of these, then read on! Of all the places in the world, France is well-known for its various cuisines that many curious foodies and tourists want to get their hands on right now. …

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Seafood Pot Pie
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Seafood Pot Pie Makes Every Day a Holiday

I think the healthiest thing that any of us can do is to look at each day as a holiday. Every day we have is a gift, and we should treat it as such. This recipe was posted in The New York Times around the holidays as a way to …

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Chestnut-Pumpkin Risotto
David Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTasteVegetarian

Chestnut-Pumpkin Risotto with Hazelnuts for Fall

When fall weather has settled in, it’s an excuse to make this Chestnut-Pumpkin Risotto recipe that combines the rich, earthy flavours of the season. In Provence, from one week to the next the market shrinks in size as the seasonal vendors begin to pack-up their wares. Scarves replace multi-hued espadrilles, …

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