Provence Guided Market Tours
Ashley TinkerExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Insider Provence Guided Market Tours with a Local

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Sure the markets in Provence are tempting, but… Are you curious about in the ins and outs of working in a market in Provence? Do you want to taste the best Provencal ingredients and find out how they’re made? Would you like to eat breakfast at …

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Valentines Day Menu Mirabeau Pure Rosé
Maison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Valentine’s Day Menu: Provencal-inspired Recipes for your Sweetheart

The team at Mirabeau Wine in Cotignac certainly know a thing or two about gold medal wine and how to pair it with good food. Before the Christmas holidays and not long after the 2017 grape harvest, we asked Jeany Cronk if she would curate a special Valentine’s Day menu …

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Benefits Expat Living Provence South France
Maison Mirabeau Wines

The Unexpected Benefits of Living in Rural South of France

Contributor blog post by Susana Iwase Hanson @Mirabeau Wine We all have a good idea about the expected benefits of living in this Mediterranean region: the clean air, water, the relaxing slow-paced life with good wine and olive oil, the fantastic weather (so much sunshine!), and the outdoor markets full of …

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Saffron Harvest Provence Tastes Provence @PerfProvence
AixcentricLocal Food ProducersTaste

Wild about Saffron in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The number of local farmers producing saffron in Provence is increasing – it used to be widely grown in the south of France but phylloxera wiped it out early in the last century – so it is good to see that it is being produced once …

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Grasse Dior Perfume flowers Domaine de Manon
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Provençal Flowers in Grasse for Dior Perfume

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: We joined a fabulous day out organised by the Cotignac Museum entitled, ‘Le Parfum de la Terre à la Bouteille’ – perfume from the earth to the bottle. About forty of us caught an 8am bus to Grasse, and arrived a couple of hours later at the family-run …

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Saffron Chicken Potato Courgette Bake Mirabeau Wine
Main CourseMaison Mirabeau WinesPoultryProvencal RecipesTaste

Recipe for Saffron Chicken with Potato and Courgette Bake

This savoury recipe for Saffron Chicken comes from the Mirabeau Wine kitchen in the Var. The chicken is matched with an easy side dish of potato and courgette (zucchini).

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Markets Provence Cote d'Azur
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste

Markets of Provence and the Cote d’Azur a Reference Guide

Welcome to our resource guide for the Markets of Provence and the Côte d’Azur. This article is a reference directory to some of the better-known markets, producers’ markets and a few more. It would be impossible to list every market in the region, and at the end of the day, …

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Provence Summer Dinner Party Menu
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Tastes of Provence a Summer Dinner Party Menu

It sounds, so cliché to talk about the abundant produce and fabulous markets in Provence, but the region is an absolute gift to culinary types. A present where no is wrapping required just a shopping basket and some inspiration. The seasons in Provence are marked by two things the variety …

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fennel Langoustine Ragoût
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Impress your Guests with a Fennel and Langoustine Ragoût with Saffron

Ragoût of Fennel and Langoustine with Saffron for a dinner party? This savoury “stew” is served on little boxes of puff pastry. Inspired by Provence, David decided on a pink-theme for their dinner starting with a potted salmon appetizer and this served this impressive seafood main course.

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Mango Pomegrante Salsa Recipe
CondimentMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal Recipes

A Recipe for Mango Pomegranate Salsa

In a desire to bring a part of my world to Cotignac, and to enjoy with a chilled glass of rosé, I figured a mango pomegranate salsa was the way to go! It’s easy, simple, fresh, tasty, and quick to make.It can be enjoyed as is with some of your favourite crisps, or over some fresh grilled fish, in tacos, on chicken or with a duck breast as an entree!

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