La Table de Nicolas St Remy de Provence
Keith Van SickleRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Try A La Table de Nicolas for Fresh Dining in St-Remy

Dining in St Remy de Provence It’s difficult to become certified as a Master Restaurateur in France. Not only do you have to be able to cook at a high level, but everything must be homemade, not thawed or reheated.  When you find a restaurant with a Maître Restauranteur in …

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Roast Pheasant Marsala Sauce
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste

Roast Pheasant with Marsala Sauce

The good news is now many farmer’s markets like the one close to us in Tuscon have wonderful farm-raised birds. Enjoy this recipe for roast pheasant with a tasty orange and marsala sauce.

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Classic Cassoulet Recipe
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste

Classic Cassoulet Recipe Made Easy

Cassoulet is a traditional recipe from the Languedoc-Roussillon (now the administrative region of Occitanie, France). Some cooks shy away from making this cannellini bean and meat (pork, duck) casserole because it takes a bit of time if you decide to make the duck confit yourself.

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Playing House Memoir
Books on ProvenceGuest PostInspire

Playing House in Provence a Memoir

Sometimes a book’s title brings up old memories. Remember your first house, sometime after college and into your career all of a sudden you were no longer “playing house” it was for real. The following is an excerpt from the book Playing House in Provence: How Two Americans Became a …

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French Theatre Night 14 You can't make this up sketch
Expat Living and Real EstateKeith Van SickleLiving in Provence

French Theatre Night “You Couldn’t Make This Up”

The following is an excerpt from my second book Are We French Yet? Keith & Val’s Adventures in Provence. My wife Val and I live part of the year in Provence. Our friends Xavier and Marie-France are kind of our cultural guides, making sure we have local experiences that foreigners …

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Potimarron Red Kuri Squash Puree
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste

Squash Puree With Cumin a Cool Weather Side Dish

his recipe for squash puree can be prepared with butternut, potimarron or even acorn. Play with the cumin to suit your taste, but we like the slightly exotic flavour from the spice.  Serve this side dish with slow-roasted roasted meat or poached fish.

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David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

December Holiday Menus Christmas with Provencal Flavours

For most people, Tuscon, Arizona does not spring to mind as a foodie capital, but if you are “into” food the city has a surprising culinary vibe. Marc and I moved to the desert city without much of a plan. We took a leap of faith, quitting our jobs and selling …

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Le Pistou Cookery School Uzès Ready to Flambée
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste

Provencal Flavours at Le Pistou Cookery School in Uzès

Navigating the streets of Uzès on a market day is not for the faint of heart, add some road construction to the mix, and it gets a bit spicier, but I was determined. On the agenda, was a hands-on cooking class at le Pistou Cookery School, and the promise of …

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Culinary Adventure Provence Pastis in Marseille
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreGuided Holiday Tours

Culinary Adventure in Provence Touring Cuisine of the Med

Culinary Holiday in France Occasionally magic happens in the kitchen, but the odds are better if you have some training. In the case of Chef Francois de Mélogue and his wife Lisa, they have a collective 30+ years in the hospitality industry, and both enjoy entertaining – a winning combination. …

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Provence Inspired Memoirs
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire

Provence Inspired Memoirs Books to Add to Your Reading List

For many, Peter Mayle’s best-selling novel A Year in Provence was their introduction to the Provencal countryside. Images of the Côte d’Azur have long covered the pages of travel magazines, but it was Mayle’s descriptions of bumbling through a home renovation in the arrière-pays (translation: backcountry or hinterland) that shifted our …

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