Winter Salad Recipe @MirabeauWine
Maison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Two delicious French Winter Salads

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @MirabeauWine: Somehow salads get short shrift in winter, yet this is probably the time when we need vitamins the most to get through the cold period. I enjoy eating and making salads all year round and like to add richer ingredients in autumn and …

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Citrons de Menton Citrus Festival #Menton @AccessRiviera
Rebecca WhitlockeWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Menton’s Lemon Festival: A Zesty Au Revoir to Winter!

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Menton on the French-Italian border is blessed with high sunshine hours and it is this climate that supports the growth of citrus fruits, in particular the famous Mentonnais lemon. Each year in February the town celebrates its citrusy wonders by hosting Fête du Citron, literally …

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Daube Provencal #Stew @MirabeauWine
Maison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

A Wintery Daube Provençale

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk @Mirabeau Wine: Now that winter’s truly arrived in Provence we all enjoy warmer and richer food than we do most of the year round. Contrary to popular belief it gets incredibly cold here (though not for very long) and a delicious warm stew makes …

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Lourmarin in Winter Provence
Dorothy GarabedianExplore

Winter in Provence

You may ask, “Isn’t Provence sad and dull in winter?” I would answer, “Not at all.” I know Provence in all seasons and winter has gotten to be a favorite time to visit. First, there is usually bright sun, warm enough to sit at a sidewalk café or enjoy walks …

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AixcentricWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Winter in Marseille

By aixcentric If you are in Marseille for the Christmas lights and market, you may like to drop into the new exhibition at the Maison de l’Artisanat which is showing three centuries of seasonal objects from St Petersbourg. Fine china and costumes are arranged in tableaux taking the visitor back …

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Dreaming of Christmas in Provence
Caroline LongstaffeInspireProvencal History & Traditions

Why I’m Dreaming of Christmas in Provence

We departed Lourmarin just as winter had arrived, with Christmas around the corner. The trees were almost bare, only a few remnants of their golden autumn gown still clinging to the branches. Temperatures had fallen, especially when the Mistral blew her cruel, icy breath down the Rhône Valley. There were …

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Festive Dinner Menu Provence Holiday 2022
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

A Dinner Menu from Provence to Celebrate the Holidays

There’s something special about entertaining during the holidays, especially for those who love playing host or hostess. So whether you have brunch, lunch or dinner guests, it’s festive to break out the best china, silverware, and crystal to honour your guests and celebrate your friendship—the French refer to creating a …

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Villefranche-sur-Mer
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottRental & Self-Catered Properties in ProvenceStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Villefranche-sur-Mer a Few of Our Favourite Things to Do

Included The owners of Riviera Experience, Shelley and Riccardo, are originally from southern California. However, living in Villefranche-sur-Mer for 20+ years and running their holiday rental company, they have a long list of favourite things to do in town and nearby. Guests staying in their nine (9) beautifully appointed apartments …

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Grilled Lamb Shoulder French Menu
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Grilled Lamb Shoulder with Lemon, Garlic and Rosemary

Colder weather in Provence, or anywhere else, is the perfect excuse for making hearty dishes and serving wines that compliment the earthy flavours. Below is a recipe for grilled lamb shoulder with a lemon, garlic and rosemary infusion from author, chef, and journalist Susan Herrmann Loomis. This recipe comes from …

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Cuisine Nissarde of Nice couve livre
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Cuisine Nissarde an Interview with Alex Benvenuto of Nice

Born in Nice, Alex Benvenuto has lived in this French Riviera city for most of his life and is passionate about the local culinary traditions – the Cuisine Nissarde. The Côte d’Azur native has a diverse resume of educational, work, and leisure pursuits. After graduating with a Doctorate in Economics …

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