Marseille Beaches Marseille Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Menu: Summer Picnic

Summer holidays call for easy recipes and portable meals that work just as well at the beach as on a buffet table. This summer picnic menu is inspired by the endless sunny days and cicada-filled symphonies of Provence. Enjoy summer dining al fresco with these simple to make, easy to pack and delicious …

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Salads for a party @Aixcentric
AixcentricProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Salad Days for Entertaining

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: There was a large family party at the weekend and my job was producing lots of salads. The clear crowd pleaser was the Caprese  which is a version of the summer Insalata Caprese, but using winter ingredients, apparently very rich in vitamins C E and K to …

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Patricia Wells The Cookbook @MaryJaneDeeb
Books on ProvenceInspire: Art & CultureMary Jane Deeb

Review of Patricia Wells’ The Provence Cookbook

Book review of Patricia Wells’ The Provence Cookbook: 175 Recipes and a Select Guide to the Markets, Shops, & Restaurants of France’s Sunny South, Harper Collins Publishers, First Edition, New York, 2004. When I was a college professor, I used to tell my students that early on in their lives …

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Figs in #Provence #fig @Recipes @PerfProvence
Hilda StearnProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Fig Recipes for all Seasons

My good friend Carola has the most amazing fig trees in her garden. Twice a year they are laden with fruit and she has become something of an expert in creating new ways of eating this healthy crop. No matter how much you like a fresh fig after a while …

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Nice Baie des Anges #Nice06 #CotedAzur @PerfProvence
Books on ProvenceCarolyne Kauser-AbbottInspire: Art & Culture

Cookbook Nice Cuisine and the Art of Living

Like an old postcard or an entry in a dusty travel journal the city of Nice has long summoned me to return and I did! The half-moon smile of Baie des Anges still grins under 300+ days of sunshine as locals and tourists slide by on the Promenade des Anglais. …

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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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Barba Juan Barbagiuai
Pesto & PistouProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Barba Juan Barbagiuai or fried ‘ravioli’

By PestoPistou Barba Juan, or Barbagiuai if you’re over in Liguria translates as ‘Uncle John’ and the relevance of the name for this delicious, local dish remains a mystery for most. In his book ‘Flavours of the Riviera’, Colman Andrews offers one or two possible explanations, and the one that …

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pan bagnat
Pesto & PistouProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

In pursuit of pan bagnat

By PestoPistou For friends of ours who also lived in the area some years ago, any visit back to Nice involves a search for the perfect pan bagnat, and until this most basic of food cravings is satisfied, no trip is complete. Inspired by their enthusiasm, we have become fans …

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Provence Cooking Classes #Provence #Gourmet @ProvenceCook
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottFrench Cooking ClassesTaste: Food & Drink

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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