AixcentricExploreVillages Towns and Cities

A Trip to Arles: Cultural and Lunch Reasons to Visit this City

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Cultural Arles The newly-created arts and cultural centre, LUMA, based in the old railway sheds, has a handful of shows this summer and fall. Headlining them is Gilbert & George: THE GREAT EXHIBITION (1971-2016), an 80-work retrospective which will be taking place until 6th January. I …

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Peruvian New Cooking Classes Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste

Ceviche in the City – New Cooking Classes to Try in Aix-en-Provence

No, it’s not a revival of the 1990s TV series with Mr Big. Originally from Lima, Peru, Marita Lynn has lived in the United States for 27 years. This summer she is changing things up a lot! Aix-en-Provence will be the base for Chef Marita Lynn cooking classes and catering …

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Artichokes à la Barigoule Provencal Recipe
Provencal RecipesSide DishTasteViktorija Todorovska

Artichokes à la Barigoule a Classic Provencal Recipe

When perky artichokes announce the arrival of warmer weather, it is time to revisit Artichokes à la Barigoule a Provençal delight, rich, flavorful and complex. Fresh artichokes are usually available in local markets from spring through late summer. The garlic, carrots and fresh herbs give the dish its flavour. You can make this dish vegetarian by omitting the bacon.

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Brantes La Géante de Provence la Bière du Ventoux
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

New Hoppy Brews in Brantes La Géante de Provence la Bière du Ventoux

La Géante de Provence is a new microbrewery located in the perched village of Brantes. Naming the beer might have been the easy part of a process that has taken the co-owners Rory White and Pascale Merlette-Lagarde well over two years of talking, planning, ordering and finally brewing. As brewmasters, …

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Corsica Ferry Crossing Corsican Cuisine
Ashley TinkerExploreRoad Trips South of France

Understanding Corsican Cuisine Here is Your Cheatsheet

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: A Brief Summary of Corsican Cuisine We felt almost obligated to visit this stunning island; it’s the favourite vacation place of people living in Provence. You’ll often notice the stickers still proudly displayed on many cars here from the Marseille-Corsica ferry. We still have ours! …

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Aigues-Mortes Rempart Gateway @Bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExploreProvencal History & TraditionsRoad Trips South of France

Inside Aigues-Mortes Walls: History, Torture and Transformation

There are hardly more historically significant towns in France than Aigues-Mortes. Within the walled city, legends and facts reveal a rich history of conquering heroes and suffering martyrs. Today the place has transformed into a popular destination for travellers, filled with souvenir shops and sidewalk cafes. Visit with me inside …

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Christmas Wine Christmas Cocktails with Rose Mirabeau Winery
Maison Mirabeau WinesTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

Here are 6 Reasons Why Rosé Is The Perfect Christmas Wine

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to do that than indulging in some delicious wines. Now, there’s a certain stigma when it comes to rosé that it should only be enjoyed during the summer, but in actual fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Just …

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Seafood Holiday Menu Christmas Holiday Menu 2017
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Seafood Holiday Menu for the Christmas Season

As you have probably gathered, we like to entertain; we love having friends and family around our table. Any occasion is a great reason to try a new recipe or return to that one that never fails. December festivities are an excuse to pull out the china, the fancy wine …

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Wild Mushroom Risotto @Masdaugustine
Gary and Jane LangtonMain CourseProvencal RecipesTasteVegetarian

A Wild Mushroom Risotto Recipe after the Market

Celebrate mushroom season with a creamy al dente risotto highlighting those wild mushrooms. Enhanced with pancetta, shallots and crisp white wine, and garnished with sharp, salty Parmesan and fresh herbs.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup a Recipe for Fall Weather

Like many soups this one is easy to prepare. The butternut squash (or other variety) gives it a hearty flavour without being too filling. Roasting the squash adds a richer flavour.

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