Absinthe French Drink National Absinthe Day
Taste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Absinthe the French Drink with a Poor Reputation

Absinthe the Green Fairy Two highly-alcoholic beverages with herbal ingredients absinthe and pastis are both significantly linked to the food heritage of Provence. Absinthe is a spirit, not a liqueur as it does not contain sugar. Typically a green liquid, it is often referred to as “la fée verte” or “the green fairy.” …

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Pastis Drinks Provence
Taste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Pastis a Popular Liquor in Provence

Pass the Pastis Once you get past its slightly unappealing milky yellow colour and mild anise flavour you are either a pastis fan or vow never to drink the stuff again. However, pastis drinkers don’t care what you think about their beverage of choice. As you sip your glass of …

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Fennel Tomato Soup Pastis @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Provence in a Bowl Fennel Tomato Soup with Pastis

In his easy recipe, David has combined iconic tastes of Provence – tomatoes, fennel and Pastis – into a bowl (original Cocoa & Lavender post here). In summer months, local market stands showcase tomatoes of every description from trendy multi-coloured heirloom varieties to a Provencal version of the juicy beefsteak to tiny …

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