Languedoc

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Macaronade Sétoise Poisson & Fruits de mer

The “macaronade” is a traditional dish from Sète made from macaroni and meat. A local restaurant, la guinguette chez Fady, created a seafood version which is by far my favourite mediterranean dish. It gathers all the main food specialties from Sète: stuffed squid and mussels and cuttlefish in rouille sauce (aïoli & saffron based sauce).
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Photo du mont Saint Clair de Sète

Sète is my favourite coastal town. It located 30 minutes drive at the West of Montpellier. I love its character and authenticity… I took this picture from a boat at around 6pm this week. Canon EOS 6D – iso 100 – 1/500s – Samyang 14mm lens

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Summer Brandade Ravioli

This is the first time I ever manage to make my own ravioli! The secret: you should not put too much stuffing and you should try not to put any air in them (otherwise they explode while boiling…). This recipe requires a bit of time and skill, but you can always buy your pasta dough
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Vendémian, le village de mon enfanceVendémian, my childhood village

I was born and raised in a small village called “Vendémian”, in the South of France (Languedoc). The name actually comes from the old French calendar “Vendémiaire”, which was the month of the grape harvest. All the past and history of Vendémian is related to viticulture. My father and my grand father kept telling when
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Plantes à Frontignan Plage

Frontignan-plage is my favourite beach by the Mediteranean sea. Located 20 minutes west from Montpellier, it is much more quiet and wild than the overcrowded Palavas or La Grande Motte. It is also located next to the beautiful town of Sète, famous for its fish market, its local gastronomy and the singer Georges Brassens.

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[:fr]Cours de cuisine chez les frères Pourcel[:en]Pourcel Cooking Class

Thanks to my brother’s beautiful Christmas present, I had the chance to attend last night a cooking class at the famous Pourcel brothers’ Jardin des sens restaurant in Montpellier. Menu (Recipes soon in my blog) : Stuffed squid, grilled asparagus, tomato reduction(my favourite of all three). Gnocchis a la romana with a cep cream, fava
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photo of a barral (barrel)

I come from a family of wine-growers in the South of France. And my family name couldn’t relate more to that because the name “Barral” comes from the old French word “baral” which means barrel… A baral used to be a tiny barel of wine that wine-growers used to take everyday for their breakfast in
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kitesurf a frontignan plage

For many reasons, Frontognan-Plage is my beach spot. Located between Montpellier and the beautiful city of Sète, it is also the favorite spot for all the local kitesurfers. I took this picture on a Sunday evening when leaving the beach.

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photo des poivrons farcis à la brandade de Nimes

Recipe About “Brandade de Nîmes”: This typical fish dish from the city of Nîmes, in the Languedoc Roussillon, is made of a refined salt cod puree. It is also known as “Cod Brandade”. The name comes from the Provençal word “brandado” meaning “things stirred”. Indeed, the Brandade’s success is mainly based on a very prolonged
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