Merry Christmas Perfectly Provence 2017
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore

Happy Holidays from Perfectly Provence

Holiday Wishes! It’s time to wish everyone all the best for this joyful season – Happy, Healthy Holidays! However, before we head out on a technology break, it’s time to acknowledge all our terrific contributors. Inspired by Provence Lynne launched Aixcentric intending to post current events happening in and around …

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Making Bûche de Noël
Christmas & HolidayDessertProvencal RecipesTasteVirginie Van Der Wees

Bûche de Noël: A French Christmas Recipe

History of the Bûche de Noël The log is generally eaten on December 24, during the Christmas meal. The cake was born around 1870. Several pastry chefs are fighting over paternity. But it seems they had the idea at the same time for a cake roll that looks like a …

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Galette Provençale a Traditional Holiday Recipe
Christmas & HolidayDessertProvencal RecipesTasteVirginie Van Der Wees

Galette Provençale a Holiday Dessert Recipe

Discover the Galette Provençale If you don’t have a galette variation in your country, you can very well make it yourself. While you cook, the children in the family can have fun making wreaths. It really is a very festive time. Moreover, this cake really encourages conviviality, between friends and/or …

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Mulled Rosé Wine Recipe
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The Best Mulled Rosé Wine Recipe

Mulled wine is a fantastic warm drink to enjoy on a cool winter’s eve. Plan to visit a Provencal Christmas market for a rush of holiday spirit. The mulled wine vendor is usually easy to spot, as there are patrons standing around enjoying a hot mug.  If you’re looking for …

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French Soup Recipe with Chestnuts
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French Christmas Soup Made with Chestnuts

The holidays call for rich dishes full of flavour and lots of love. This quick and easy Christmas soup is packed full of sweet earthy flavours that you can pair with duck confit or shredded pork rillette (or even no meat at all, for the vegetarians!). Chestnuts are highlighted in …

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Christmas Traditions Santons Provence
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Christmas Traditions the Santons of Provence

Christmas Traditions in Provence This year, all I wanted for Christmas was santons – those little clay Provençal figurines that pop up every Christmas in the south of France. They’re part of the local Nativity scenes, and every person in the village is represented. I began collecting santons when I …

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Bûche de Noël French Yule Log
Cakes & CookiesChristmas & HolidayDessertProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste

How to Make a Bûche de Noël (Yule Log)

One of the Christmas traditions in Provence is called Cacho-Fio or Light the Fire. In Provence, Christmas evening begins with this ancient pagan custom. Cacho-fio is a ritual for lighting the Yule log (calendau, in Provencal) on the evening of December 24th. Together the youngest and the oldest of the …

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Festive Holiday Dinner Menu 2021
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Festive Holiday Dinner Menu from Provence

December is a festive time in Provence. At this time of the year, outdoor and indoor market stalls brim with hearty meats, fowl, shellfish, and winter vegetables. I hope you enjoy this Festive Holiday Dinner Menu with my favourite, and slightly decadent, dishes – foie gras, duck confit and chocolate …

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Win Virtual Cooking Class Let's Eat the World
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Win a Virtual Cooking Class Giveaway from Let’s Eat the World

Building on their successful cooking school, our friends at Let’s Eat the World – Cook’n With Class Experiences offer virtual classes in addition to their regular (in-person) culinary programming in Paris and Uzès. Win a Virtual Cooking Class The online courses and culinary workshops include tasty options from mastering classic …

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Galette des Rois Kings Cake Provence @CocoaandLavender
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Galette des Rois Recipe and Epiphany in Provence

Epiphany on January 6th The “Three Kings day” is a real party at home. We like to make the “galette” ourselves and share this moment with the family. Besides, January is the month we celebrate my brother’s birthday (January 3) and mine (January 5). We would be delighted to welcome …

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