Christmas Dinner menu with meat @CocoaandLavender #TastesofProvence
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste: Food & Drink

Holiday Entertaining Menu with Provencal Lamb

This holiday menu is not exclusive to the Christmas season; however, the heavier flavours lend themselves to cooler evenings and Rhone Valley red wine blends. This meal combines some real Provencal classics including garlic aioli, local lamb with herbes de Provence, tomatoes, a hint of Pastis and a not too sweet dessert. …

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Christmas Taditions and books on Provence @maryjanedeeb
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureMary Jane Deeb

Book Review The Christmas Kalends of Provence

The Christmas Kalends of Provence, by Thomas Allibone Janvier, first published in 1902, and republished many times since. The edition I am using is a facsimile published by Bibliobazaar, 2007, Charleston, South Carolina. Reviewed by Mary-Jane Deeb A few years ago my publisher, Paraclete Press, gave me a small advance …

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Quail cailles aux riz Recipes Tastes Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Christmas Menus by Cocoa and Lavender

Admittedly, it was his mouthwatering food photos and tempting wine pairings on Provence WineZine that first attracted me to David Scott Allen the face (and chef) behind Cocoa & Lavender, a weekly food blog based in Tucson, Arizona. However, “food porn” alone is not enough to build a lasting friendship (although some …

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holiday-musings @Margo_Lestz
Inspire: Art & CultureMargo LestzWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Holiday Musings from Provence

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: As the holiday season approaches, I hope everyone is getting ready for some happy times with friends and family, or maybe just a nice, quiet break from the normal routine. Whatever type of season you are planning, I hope it is filled with joy. As …

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The Santons in Provence @OurHouseinProvence
Inspire: Art & CultureOur House in ProvenceShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Tis the season for Santons in Provence

Contributor blog post by Michel: You know I love santons, the hand-made clay figurines that depict the colorful people, traditional trades, activities and costumes of Provence. In Provence, they are set out at Christmas in a Provençal crèche (nativity scene). …Continue reading here for Michel’s description of these tiny clay figures …

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Merry Christmas from Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in Provence

Merry Christmas Traditions from Provence!

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The cafes are full inside and out today in Provence as everyone enjoys the mild weather. The baker is furiously making fougasse/pompe à l’huile for tomorrow, the local epicerie can’t seem to keep fresh medjool dates (that melt in your mouth!) and clementines on the …

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Christmas in Uzes @Bfblogger2015
Barefoot BloggerExplore: Travel in Provence

Christmas in Uzes? Here’s a Preview

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: This year I plan to stay in France for the Christmas holiday. Friends say there’s nothing in the world quite like it. One year I was in Uzes until late December so I got a hint of how special the atmosphere is around here. …

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Provence Prestige @curiousprovence
Ashley TinkerInspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of FranceWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Provence Prestige Blog Trip: Atelier Arterra

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Une Journée de Découverte à Marseille Curious Provence is one of the official bloggers for Provence Prestige in Arles. My Provence, working with Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme, hosted a blog trip last weekend in Marseille and the Camargue. I was proud to be the only anglophone out …

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Christmas in Provence @privateprovence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday ToursWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Spend Christmas in Provence Market and Truffle Tour

Bilingual guide Emily Durand and the owner of Your Private Provence is running a holiday tour in Provence from December 16-22, 2016. This “Christmas market and truffle tour” is a small group tour for a maximum of eight (8) guests. You can view the full itinerary here. Why would you want to sign up for …

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Inspire: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

A Provence Package Gift ~ from us to you

Lovely connections develop in Provence and ours is one. My friend, author Patricia Sands is a lady with a fabulous re-invention story (please read her full back story here). Following her popular “Love in Provence” trilogy (Lake Union Publishing), she is currently working on her fifth novel. This story is …

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