Exotic Spices Provence Marseille @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Where to Find Exotic Spices in Provence? Marseille

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Most French people like sauce and herb flavouring, but not much spice. Many expats move to lovely small towns in Provence and after a couple months being spoiled with ratatouille, slow cooked lamb, bouillabaisse and all other French Mediterranean delicacies, they start asking where is …

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Saffron Harvest Provence Tastes Provence @PerfProvence
AixcentricLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Wild about Saffron in Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The number of local farmers producing saffron in Provence is increasing – it used to be widely grown in the south of France but phylloxera wiped it out early in the last century – so it is good to see that it is being produced once …

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Saffron crocus blooms in Provence @girlgonegallic
Girl Gone GallicLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

French Saffron – Facts, Fun, History and Legends

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: French Saffron was first cultivated in Southern France by the Romans. After the decline of the Roman Empire, its use all but disappeared until the Moors brought it back again during the Black Death Era as a potential cure. In fact, demand became …

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