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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 more. Harvesting is an incredibly fiddly job for the safranieres, and it has to be done on the morning the crocuses flower.

…Continue reading here for Lynne’s post on saffron and two producers that near to Aix-en-Provence in Trets and Gardanne.

Discovering Saffron in Provence

Harvesting the Saffron of Provence in Cotignac

French Saffron – Facts, Fun, History and Legends

Farm Visit to le Moulin de Jarjayes Understanding Saffron in Provence

The Saffron Fields of Provence

Understanding the Cost of Saffron

Cooking with Saffron – Recipes from Provence

Mussels Saffron and Leek Soup by Cook’n with Class

Saffron Chicken with Potato and Courgette Bake by Mirabeau Wine

Fennel and Langoustine Ragoût with Saffron by David at Cocoa & Lavender

Cauliflower Saffron Soup  by David at Cocoa & Lavender

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Aixcentric was set up by Lynne Alderson three years ago as a channel to send out info on events taking place around Aix as well as news, relevant books, the latest films, new shops and of course where to eat locally. Why?

According, to Lynne:

"It came about out of frustration with the lack of communication in the town. Posters would suddenly go up about an event that week. No prewarning. I had difficulty too in finding information from many of the tourist offices. Things are slowly getting better and there is sometimes information in English. Hopefully by keeping an eagle eye on the local press and talking with contacts in town, I can publicize fun things that people would otherwise miss. It's a ragbag of info that I come across on my travels. I've published nearly 600 posts now and have lots of followers so hopefully it is fulfilling its role of helping people, residents and visitors alike, get the most of their time in Aix."

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