Olive Harvest on the #FrenchRiviera #Olives @RivieraGrape
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Olive Harvest on the French Riviera

Contributor blog post by Chrissie McClatchie: Grape harvest season may be well and truly over, but the shorter days and cooler nights of November can only mean one thing – it’s the turn of the olives on the French Riviera. The harvest season officially kicked off on October 27th. …Continue reading here to …

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Fall Olives Season Provence
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The Olive Groves of Provence

Olive groves are found in abundance in Provence, as the climate is similar to other growing areas around the Mediterranean (Greece, Spain, Israel, Syria, Italy etc..). Records confirm that olives have been produced in several middle east countries since prehistoric times. By 2000 BC, there are references to a form …

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Green Olive Tapenades @ProvenceCook
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How to Make Provencal Olive Tapenades

Late fall is typically when the olive harvest takes place in Provence. The fruit is left on the trees as long as possible to maximize production of the golden nectar, but not long enough to risk a frost. Read more about “Extra Virgin Oil an Olive Legend” here. The Provence …

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Ashley TinkerExplore: Travel in Provence

Olive Tree Care

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Here is a guide on how to take care of that irresistible little olive tree you bought to diversify your garden (if you weren’t travelling by plane that is). You may look at those little trees and think that ‘Oliviers’ won’t grow where you …

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Savoury Shortbread Olives Provence @PerfProvence
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Savoury Shortbread by Elizabeth Bard

This easy appetizer comes from Elizabeth Bard’s latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. The recipe combines Provençal flavours of rosemary and olive into a delicious savoury shortbread. The recipe is published with the author’s permission.

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Pesto & PistouProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Black olives, rosemary and a little preserved lemon

Contributor blog post by PestoPistou: Last summer on a wine-tasting visit to Bellet in the hills above Nice I tasted and bought some of Domaine de la Source’s delicious pâte d’olives made with the local cailletier black olives. The French term for this little treat in a jar translates into …

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Green Olive Tapenade Recipe Olives @ProvenceCook
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Recipe for Green Olive Tapenade

Olive trees have grown in Provence since at least the time of the Greeks, roughly 600 BC. Olive oil was a prized commodity during the Roman era. Today, France is not considered a large global producer at 4,500 tons per year. However, the quality is considered to be excellent. The …

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Lavender fields #Provence via @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorExplore: Travel in Provence

Looks like a good year in Provence

By David Taylor The warm dry weather conditions are perfect for the lavender and olive trees. The lavender is showing its first shimmering of colour, which will be in bloom in a matter of weeks whilst the olive trees are full of young flower buds that will soon become our …

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Pissaladière Tart Provence Recipes Cooking Classes @ProvenceCook
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Provencal Savoury Classic Pissaladière Tart

This is no ordinary onion tart a pissaladière is almost an art form in Provence the key is in the dough and slow cooking the onions to just the right texture. The Provence Gourmet shares his recipe for a classic street food from Nice. If you are interested in cooking …

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Vegetable Tian #TasteProvence @ProvenceCook
Fish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Mediterranean Fish with a Vegetable Tian

This easy to make, savoury dish combines some of the best local ingredients from Provence into a single dish. Gilles at Provence Gourmet brings Perfectly Provence readers his recipe for Mediterranean fish accompanied with a classic Provencal vegetable tian.  

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