Colours Tastes Autumn Provence Alpilles Vineyards
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Colours and Tastes of Autumn in Provence

Fall Shades In Provence, autumn’s arrival can be subtle. Not long after the grape harvest, the vines start changing colour. Vineyards turn shades of golden-yellow and deep-red signalling that the rootstock is ready for a rest. The Plane trees (Platanes) that provided welcome summer shade drop their large brown leaves …

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Apero DInatoire Chic Entertaining
Provencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste

Apéro Dînatoire the Epitome of Spontaneous, Chic Entertaining

The French style of entertaining called the apéro dînatoire is a favourite way of throwing parties in France. Since I am in France for an average of 3 to 5 months every year, we have grown roots in Provence, specifically in the area of Aix-en-Provence! I love apéro dînatoire gatherings …

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French Desserts Plum Clafoutis
DessertFlans, PuddingsProvencal RecipesTaste

French Desserts Make Plum Clafoutis

During a Provence Gourmet cooking class, we made a plum clafoutis a classic French dessert from the region. The traditional recipe for clafoutis, a flan-type dessert is made with cherries.

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Provence Summer Autumn
Expat Living and Real EstateJulie WhitmarshLiving in Provence

When Provence Shifts from Summer to Autumn

Provence in Autumn Bizarrely we sense and feel the changing seasons more in Provence than we do in Devon. Back in Exeter, the proximity to the sea seems to soften the edges of summer as it shifts into autumn and likewise, autumn into winter. That’s not the case here. Today …

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Provence Fall Festivals 2022
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Provence Fall Festivals to Discover 2020 Events

Festivals and Fall Events in Provence Fall in Provence directs you towards a heartier menu. Enjoy meat (lamb, wild boar, taureaux, rabbit, fowl) roasted with herbes de Provence, root vegetables and delicious red wine blends. At this time of year, the hiking is fabulous, biking is possible, and golfers might …

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Summer Salad Grilled Octopus Recipe
Lunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesSaladTasha PowellTaste

Exotic Summer Salad Grilled Octopus for Lunch

Have you ever tried grilled octopus? It’s a Mediterranean delicacy, and NOW is the time to be adventurous in the kitchen. This Summer salad recipe with grilled octopus is fresh, delicious, and colourful. The salade composée is a visual treat, as well as a yummy starter for your guests. My …

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Classic French Apple Tart
David Scott AllenDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste

Recipe for a Classic French Apple Tart

There is something je ne sais quoi about a classic French Apple Tart, actually that is not true. I know exactly what it is about this French dessert that is so attractive. The fruit is always perfectly cut, and artfully arranged. However, the key to a French fruit tart, in my view, is the effect of the glaze – the dessert sparkles.

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Biographies Provence Books Reading List

Quick Guides for Travel in Provence

Perfectly Provence is an essential website resource for visitors and residents alike. Think of us as your concierge, with an address book of places we have tried, visited and recommend. If you are planning to explore the South of France and the French Riviera, you are in the right place. …

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Tips Eat Health Provence
Guest PostTaste

10 Clever Tips To Eat Healthy When Travelling in Provence

When you think of travelling and a great vacation, chances are you’re looking forward to the food. However, just because you are on holiday in Provence does not mean you should consume foods that will leave you feeling bloated and tired. When you make better food choices, you’ll enjoy your …

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Provencal Spring Menu Spice Route
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Provencal Spring Menu from the Spice Route

Spicy Spring Menu This Provencal spring menu showcases the spices and recipes from the trade route. Pepper and curry flavours from India, Spain’s iconic paella, and aromas from North Africa and the Middle East. Enjoy! Provence and the Spice Route Food encodes social, political, and economic history, often in fascinating …

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