Recipe Rosemary and Bay Leaf Truffles @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe: Rosemary and Bay Leaf Truffles

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Rosemary and Bay Truffles – “The Essence of Flavour” Truffle faux pas Last year, as a gift for a kind favour, Robin and I baked these amazing truffles and presented them to a neighbour in a pretty glass jar. She looked at us almost …

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January events in #Provence #ExploreProvence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerInspire: Art & CultureWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Janvier en Provence January Events in Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: No snow yet this year! The villages of Provence become quiet after the holidays. People tend to stay in, stoke their living room fires, and leave a pot au feu (stew) on the stove for many hours. There are fewer of the festivals that celebrate …

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Black Truffles #Provence #Truffles
Local Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Provence’s Black Truffle Demystified

Have you ever considered buying black truffle plants? Truffle plants could be a fabulous gift. The black truffle, often called “the diamond of the kitchen” grows underground close to a tree’s root system. There are hundreds of truffle varieties. Learn more at Ginger and Nutmeg’s blog post: Provence’s Black Truffle Demystified   …

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Truffles Provence Truffle Markets
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Where to find Truffle Markets in Provence

November marks the start of the black diamond season in Provence (and other parts of France). Proof that good looks are not everything the Tuber Melanosporum or black truffle looks a bit like a lump of coal that sells for 1-2000 Euros/kilogram. Intensely pungent the ‘diamond of the kitchen’ has …

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Trays of truffles at Bruno's of Lorgues @LizGabayMW
Elizabeth GabayRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Chez Bruno of Lorgues

Contributor blog post by Liz Gabay: The restaurant Bruno, familiarly known as Chez Bruno, is a Michelin starred restaurant, specialising in truffles, in the centre of Var department, just outside the old market town of Lorgues. I first went to Bruno’s  …Continue reading here Via:: Elizabeth Gabay         

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Les Pastras Grape Crush #WinesofProvence @LesPastras
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExplore: Travel in ProvenceGuided Holiday Tours

Old School Grape Crush at Les Pastras

The summer truffle-hunts have wound down, and it’s too early to look for the black diamond beauties, but the Pepins refuse to take a break! They are inviting you to come on over and get your feet dirty…or rather purple. For some background on this Franco-American truffle-hunting couple, please reading …

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Truffle Dogs #Provence #Truffles
Local Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

The Truffle Dogs in Provence and Black Gold

In both Italy and France the hunt for truffles is aided by dogs and even pigs. Often female pigs are able to smell out the “black gold” without training, where as dogs do require special training. We had the opportunity to visit some truffle experts at Truffe Noire de Haute-Provence who have …

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