Road Trip Lyon Rhone River
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreRoad Trips South of France

Provence Getaway: Why take a Road (Train or Boat) Trip to Lyon

One could say that Lyon is at the intersections of France. After Paris and Marseille, Lyon is France’s third largest city. Located almost in the centre of the country, the drive from Marseille to takes a little over 3 hours and 4.5 from Paris. However, on the train (TGV), from …

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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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Christmas Dinner menu with Poultry @CocoaandLavender #TastesofProvence
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Flavours of Provence Holiday Menu for Bird Lovers

With its natural abundance of local produce, Provence offers lots of flexibility for entertaining all year. The region is graced with plenty of sunny days and just enough moisture to allow for delicious foraging experiences. This holiday-inspired menu (recipe links are below) pulls together regional olives in a savoury cake …

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Green Olive Cake Cake aux Olives Vertes @GingerandNutmeg
AppetizerCarolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesTaste

Understanding Provence’s Olives and Green Olive Cake

A quick and delicious appetizer bread that’s easy to make and even easier to eat! A savoury delight with salted olives, rich smoky duck breast and creamy bites of Gruyère. A must for your next dinner party.

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Avignon Palais des Papes @AvignonGourmetTours # luminescences
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What to do in Avignon in August

Contributor blog post by Aurelie: Aurelie Gilabert, the founder of Avignon Gourmet Tours, is an Avignon native who seamlessly navigates her way between three languages (French, English and Portuguese). She offers guided tours of the papal city with just the right blend of historical information and foodie tidbits – be prepared to sample …

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Figs Provence Recipes
Hilda StearnProvencal RecipesTaste

Fig Recipes for all Seasons

My good friend Carola has the most amazing fig trees in her garden. Twice a year they are laden with fruit and she has become something of an expert in creating new ways of eating this healthy crop. No matter how much you like a fresh fig after a while …

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Tasha Powell Cooking with a French Twist
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLocals Travel TipsRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

Foodie Tasha Powell Shares Her Perfectly Provence

Tasha Powell says she reinvented herself after a corporate career in product development for sporting goods. That might not be entirely accurate. It could be that Tasha is finally allowing her Francophile foodie to rule the day. From Allentown, Pennsylvania and Penn State University to living in Provence while she …

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Truffle Dogs #Provence #Truffles
Local Food ProducersTaste

The Truffle Dogs in Provence and Black Gold

In both Italy and France the hunt for truffles is aided by dogs and even pigs. Often female pigs are able to smell out the “black gold” without training, where as dogs do require special training. We had the opportunity to visit some truffle experts at Truffe Noire de Haute-Provence who have …

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Green Olive Cake Provence
AppetizerProvencal RecipesTaste

Cake Aux Olives Vertes – Green Olive Cake

It is time for the olive harvest in Provence, where most of the fruit gets turned into health healthy oil. However, some is left whole for snacking with a glass of local rosé. Here, is a savoury recipe, a quick bread made with olives.     This is an easy …

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