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Last day in Provence at Chanteduc with Patricia Wells

By Krista Bender It is hard to believe that this is my last day at Chanteduc, with Patricia and all of these fabulous women. I must say it has been a truly remarkable experience that will remain unforgettable in my memory. Today it was raining and what better way to …

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Pizza Provençal
French Cooking ClassesKrista BenderTaste: Food & Drink

Pizza Provençal

By Krista Bender Today up at the farmhouse was home made pizza day. Now when I say homemade, I mean everything. Home made dough, homemade sauce, homemade pesto, homemade sausage and even homemade pickled capers. Best pizza I have tasted in Europe! Including in Italy… Sorry Italians:) This was so …

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Roasted Apricot Tart Almond Crust @ProvenceCook
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Roasted Apricot Tart with Almond Crust

This recipe from Gilles – the Provence Gourmet – is an easy dessert made with two ingredients from Provence; apricots and almonds. Follow this link to understand more about Ancient Apricots in Provence. If you are interested in cooking classes and learning some traditional Provencal meals contact Gilles (Provence Gourmet) …

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Wine tasting in Gigondas

Contributor blog post by Krista Bender: Those were all my glasses from the tasting… Just kidding! :) Wow! What a fabulous day. We met this morning at Patricia’s and jumped in chauffeured cars to drive out to the quaint and luxurious town of Gigondas. This is yet Explore this Post …

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Eggplant Lamb Tian @ProvenceCook
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Eggplant and Lamb Tian

The Provence Gourmet shares this one-pan, savoury main dish made with local Provencal lamb, eggplant and herbs. If you are interested in cooking classes and learning some traditional Provencal meals contact Gilles (Provence Gourmet) to find out about his classes. Image Credits: All photos were provided by and published with …

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Nectarine Fruit Salad with Mint

The Provence Gourmet shares a very simple dessert. You can choose other fruit, depending on your taste and what is in season at the time. The mint adds a fresh flavour, but make sure not to use too much. If you are interested in learning to cook some traditional Provencal …

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Cooking Classes Marie Helene @dreamyprovence
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Provence cooking at the home of Marie-Hélène

A little while ago I enjoyed a glass or two of local wine with Sarah Pernot, a fellow Brit and founder of Discover Provence; a tour company offering authentic trips around the region.   Sarah suggested I come on one of her newer trips, a Provencal cooking experience, to the …

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Fig Almond Tart by Patricia Wells #PatriciaWells credit Jeff Kauck
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Patricia Wells a Provence Kitchen

James Beard Foundation Award winner Patricia Wells knows a thing or two about excellent food. If Michelin awarded stars to cooking schools, cookbook writers, and restaurant critics there would be a galaxy named Wells. Wells, who hails from Milwaukee, has lived in France with her husband Walter since 1980. Their …

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Bouillabaisse Discovery at Provence Gourmet Cooking Classes

Gilles Conchy says it was Provencal food and family ties that tugged him back to Provence after four years in California. Although, he admits that he could still be a “California boy.” The sandy, windswept beaches and seemingly endless sunny days of the southwest U.S. fit like a second skin …

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