Chef François de Mélogue Cuisine of the Sun, A Ray of Sunshine on Your Plate
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: 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
Inspire: 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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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 French Riviera
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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Apricots #CookingClasses #Provence @venisenprovence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel Tips

Provence Local’s Tips by Chef Giuseppina Mabilia

Italian by birth, Giuseppina Mabilia first visited Provence in 2004, and now she calls the Luberon village of Goult home. The years in between have allowed Giuseppina to establish herself as a private chef in the region, and more recently launch her cooking school Venise en Provence.  Although the geographic distance …

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Marseille Beaches Marseille Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Menu: Summer Picnic

Summer holidays call for easy recipes and portable meals that work just as well at the beach as on a buffet table. This summer picnic menu is inspired by the endless sunny days and cicada-filled symphonies of Provence. Enjoy summer dining al fresco with these simple to make, easy to pack and delicious …

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Figs Cuisine de Provence
French Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Cooking Classes at Cuisine de Provence

Barbara Schuerenberg says, “I always joke that I learned to cook out of self-defence as our mother was a terrible cook.”  Clearly, she was successful in that pursuit as she enters into her sixth year of running her cooking school Cuisine de Provence in Vaison la Romaine. German-born Barbara’s journey …

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Food Tour Nice Rosé Pissaladiere Cote d'Azur @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Traditional Food Tour in Nice

Let’s just say it had been a few years since I had spent any time in Nice. My last visit was during an era when backpacks with external frames were acceptable, walkmans were hip, travel on $20 a day was possible and the Euro had not been invented. I was …

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