Virgin Olive Harvester olive crop
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGuest Post

Day in the Olive Groves: Virgin Olive-Harvester No More!

Guest Post: Gayle Padgett Smith This article was written by Gayle Padgett Smith the author of Passion for Provence: 22 Keys to La Belle Vie. She shares that she is no longer a virgin to the olivade (olive harvest) St. Remy de Provence.” Here, is our book review on “Passion for Provence” …

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Provence Gourmet Getaway Olives
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in Provence

Provence Fall Weekend Gourmet Getaway in the Olives

Take a November Break Sadly, the month of November does not have the relaxed feel of those long mid-July days, or the stress of back-to-school (la rentrée) in September, or the anticipation of the December holidays. So, why not insert a bit of excitement into this dull month and gather …

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Seared Salmon Ragout
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Quick and Easy Seared Salmon with Tomato-Shallot Ragoût 

Make this recipe for seared salmon one time, and it will become a “go-to” quick dinnertime meal for two (or more). The tomato, shallot, caper and olive ragoût is a savoury combination that is similar to a puttanesca pasta sauce.

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My Provençal Salade Recipe Chef Anne Challier
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

My Provençal Salad the Tastes of Eating Local in Provence

This salad plate is a cross between carpaccio and salad. Prepare the tapenade and pesto in advance. Shop for the fresh melon, lettuce leaves and tomatoes at the market in the morning and then plate the ingredients in time for lunch.

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Brine Olives Alpilles
Ashley TinkerLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

How to Brine your own Olives, Alpilles Style

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The Olive Culture of Les Alpilles One of the ladies on our street gave Robin this as a gift when he came to the rescue and changed her gas bottle. She even put the olive branch on. It was so delicious I could have drunk …

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Recipe Mediterranean chicken tomatoes olives lemon
Main CourseMirabeau WinesPoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Easy Entertaining a Recipe for Mediterranean Chicken with Tomatoes, Olives and Lemon

This gorgeous Mediterranean Chicken recipe was featured in Waitrose Weekend wines the other day, expertly paired by Philip Scholfield with a bottle of Pure.

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Jean Martin Company Boutique Exterior Maussane BOUTIQUE AGENCE CAMELEON
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Jean Martin Company in the Heart the Olives of Les Baux de Provence

A Long Olive Story It has been almost 100-years since Jean Martin founded his company in the village of Maussane. In 1920, this town on the southern flank of the Alpilles range had a population of just over 1200 people. When M. Martin senior launched his business of preserving and …

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Recipe Three Dips Perfect Summer Entertaining
AppetizerMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Three Dips Perfect for Summertime Entertaining

There is nothing like summer for easy, unfussy entertaining. These three dips – olive tapenade, a goat cheese version and a caviar of aubergine – are Mirabeau Wine adaptations of Provencal classics. Provence is often called a cold country with a hot sun because as soon as the sun’s down you …

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Mas d'Augustine Chambre d'Hote Uzes
Barefoot BloggerTaste: Food & Drink

Olive Picking at Mas D’Augustine near Uzes

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: It’s olive time at Mas d’ Augustine. I’ve just been for my morning stroll around the gardens, checking what needs to be done today, as even in the winter there is always so much to do to make sure we have a beautiful garden ready …

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Salade Niçoise #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

Salade Niçoise Tastes of the Mediterranean

Salade Niçoise Tastes of the Mediterranean it is yet another variation on a wonderful light salad that takes advantage of the season’s best tomatoes and potatoes.

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