Views from la Bastide de Gordes Gordes Hotels
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Luberon Luxury at la Bastide de Gordes

How do you test a hotel’s 5-star rating? Forget about checking for dust on picture frames — deliver a thunderstorm in the middle of a meal service. L’Orangerie’s terrace was brimming with lunchtime customers enjoying their market-fresh plats du jour and local rosés when the typically far-reaching view of the Luberon vanished …

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Grilled Steak Sandwich Recipe
David Scott AllenLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Grilled Steak Sandwich Recipe

This grilled steak sandwich is something that we tend to eat in the summer months, or perhaps on a warm fall day. I decide to prepare this sandwich with my homemade focaccia

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Provencal Cuisine Top Books Food Lovers Cookbooks
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Explore Provencal Cuisine Top Books for Food Lovers

Joy of Cooking in Provence True confession, I am a committed foodie (although the grammar checker that doesn’t seem to like the word). Maybe that admission will get me off the hook for not being able to objectively delete thousands of photos of markets. Over the years we have taken …

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Socca Pizza Courgette Gluten-Free
Main CoursePesto & PistouProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Socca Pizza Inspired by the Cuisine of Nice, France

Socca is a traditional Niçoise street food made with chickpea flour and cooked in a very hot cast iron pan. Not quite a pancake, not exactly a crepe, socca is socca. If you love socca it is one of those flavours that will transport you back to the French Riviera

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Chef François de Mélogue Cuisine of the Sun, A Ray of Sunshine on Your Plate
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottLifestyle: Art & Culture

Provencal Cuisine of the Sun by Chef François de Mélogue

Provencal Cuisine ‘Cuisine of the Sun, A Ray of Sunshine on Your Plate,’ the first cookbook by Chef François de Mélogue, wraps you in a culinary bear hug. The book is seductive, filled with beautiful photography that will make you hungry. Even if you just ate. You need to have …

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French Riviera Summer Jazz Nice
Lifestyle: Art & CultureLiz LordWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

The French Riviera and All that Summer Jazz

French Riviera Jazz Tunes Summer on the French Riviera and in the Alpes-Maritimes (department #06) residents are really spoilt by the choice of low cost, or free, fabulous assaults on the eyes and ears. The Nice Jazz Festival 2018 with its 70th edition, promised a rich programme, which I am …

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Brine Olives Alpilles
Ashley TinkerLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

How to Brine your own Olives, Alpilles Style

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The Olive Culture of Les Alpilles One of the ladies on our street gave Robin this as a gift when he came to the rescue and changed her gas bottle. She even put the olive branch on. It was so delicious I could have drunk …

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Food Wine Provence Sip Taste Share
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Food and Wine Discovery Life in Provence for Viktorija Todorovska

In 2016, Viktorija Todorovska and her partner relocated from Chicago to the French Riviera (Nice); to see if they could adjust to the lifestyle. In her case, there was probably no question that living near the azure waters of the Mediterranean would suit her soul. Born in Macedonia (it was …

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Visit Nice France Beach View
Explore: Travel in ProvenceThe Unexplorer

Here are 4 Reasons to Visit Nice, France

When I did my equivalent of the Grand Tour of Europe (minus the stately balls) in my 20s, Nice was the place we landed after an exhausting whirlwind of cities and train rides. Broke and fatigued, my then-boyfriend and I decided to spend a few extra days recuperating by the …

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Nice Baie des Anges @SipTasteShare
Explore: Travel in ProvenceUncategorizedViktorija TodorovskaVillages Towns and Cities

Why I love Nice and Why You Should Visit

Nestled in the heart of the French Riviera, gazing onto the azure Mediterranean, Nice is all luminous sunshine and heart-warming light. Underneath that beautiful exterior lie the things I adore about this town, the reasons I moved here. Food: those who have met know I tirelessly explore the foods of …

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