Nice Rosé Wine Tasting
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

When in Nice Rosé Wine Tasting and Niçoise Street Food

Rosé Tasting on Fridays Rosé wine and the Mediterranean lifestyle are deeply intertwined. France and Provence, in particular, is the leading global producer of rosé. However, with promotions like ‘Rosé all Day’ it’s possible to think of this wine as a fad. It’s not! Rosé was the preferred grape-based drink …

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Classes Le Pistou Cookery School Uzès
Ashley TinkerFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Delicious Classes at Le Pistou Cookery School in Uzès

By Ashley Tinker: Cooking Classes in Uzès I’ve been to about six local cooking classes offered by cooking schools in the Luberon, Alpilles and the Languedoc. I have to say, Le Pistou Cooking School, owned by Petra, is one of my favourites. Petra’s kitchen is located down a little road …

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Mediterranean Cooking Classes Cook'n with Class Cook'n with Class
Barefoot BloggerFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Mediterranean Cooking Classes with a French Pro at Cook’n with Class

Contributor blog post by Barefoot Blogger: One thing I dreamed about before moving to France was to attend a cooking class in Paris. Little did I know that my wish would come true — without leaving the little town of Uzès. Chef Eric Fraudeau of “Cook’n with Class Paris” has a cooking school right …

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Julia Childs Kitchen La Pitchoune @Sothebys
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

La Pitchoune’s Evolution Would Make Julia Child Proud

With all the Provencal possibilities of quaint village, proximity to vineyards, tempting markets and jaw-dropping views why did you buy a house in Châteauneuf-de-Grasse? Colorado native Makenna Johnson is definite “It would never have happened had it not been Julia’s house, to be honest. I think that I wouldn’t have conceived …

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Cooking Classes #Cucuron @LaPetiteMaison @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

Gift Idea: Cooking Class at La Petit Maison du Cucuron

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Personally, I love experiences as gifts. My man has bought me all manner of classes and courses as gifts to feed my love for learning. Last Christmas, he bought me a cooking class at the charming restaurant La Petit Maison du Cucuron. Chef Eric …

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French Cooking ClassesKrista BenderTaste: Food & Drink

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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Krista BenderTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

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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Krista BenderLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Marche de Provence … Chanteduc Day 2

By Krista Bender We started this morning at the town open air market which much to my surprise… Consists of the entire village. I was thinking it was just going to be a strip in village center but literally there are stands down every charming stone street. The vendors come …

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French Cooking ClassesKrista BenderTaste: Food & Drink

Patricia Wells Cooking School Chanteduc…Day 1

By Krista Bender Ok. If there was heaven on earth this is my slice of it. Today we arrived at the Chateau at 10 am. We took a tour of the property. Acres of land. Beautiful majestic land. Patricia told us she starts her day by jumping in the pool …

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Patricia Wells Farmhouse @KristaBender
French Cooking ClassesKrista BenderTaste: Food & Drink

Madame Wells Farmhouse

By Krista Bender   I just had a 5 course meal over four hours of wonderful conversation in this setting. I don’t know what could top my “happy place” than that! I pulled up to this Chateau which was set steep on the hillside. I was immediately taken with the …

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