Provence

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Plat de daube au chateauneuf du pape blanc

Recipe This recipe is an aboslutely fantastic dish because it is a lighter atlternative to a classic red wine daube (stew). It is very delicate but quite pricey, mostly because of the use of white Châteauneuf du Pape wine  Ingredients 3 pounds boneless veal shoulder, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces 2 chopped onions 2 sliced
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photo of two cicadas n an olive tree

I took these photos in July this year. Most of them were taken in Provence, which was by no surprise Henri Fabre’s (one of the world’s lading enthomologists) favourite region for insect-watching. I highy recommend the visit of what used to be Henri Fabre’s house, now transformed into a museum, l’Harmas (near Orange / Avignon).

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pissaladière et verre de rosé dans les calanques de Cassis

I love pissaladière. I think it is a fabulous Mediterranean dish. It is easy to make, perfect to share with friends for an apéritif or picnic and healthy. I never buy it because I think the dough is too thick and there is always too much anchovies to my taste. Therefore here comes my own
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home made fougasse provençalefougasse provençale

A fougasse is a flat loaf from the South of France.  It can be cooked as a plain bread or flavoured with olives, anchovies, cheese, nuts, etc. This recipe  takes a long time but it is perfectly healthy with a salad and very easy to take for a summer picnic! Ingredients (makes 2 big loaves)
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Henri Milan Coteaux d'Aix en Provence

With his singing accent from the South of France (the most beautiful accent in the world, isn’t it? 😉 ) and his joie de vivre, Henri Milan is a man that immediatly makes you feel good. Funnily enough, it is exactly the same for his wines… They transport you in the Provence garrigues with the
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royaume de l'épiphanie fait maison

Twelfth Night (Epiphanie) concludes the Christmas holidays and is traditionally celebrated with a big party closing the season.  At the feasts, people often eat a special bread or cake with a bean, coin, or figurine baked in it. The person getting the piece with the good luck token becomes the Twelfth Night King or Queen.
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