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Everything you ever wanted to know about France publishes today!

For my final exam at Le Cordon Bleu, I had to prepare a dish called blanquette de veau.  It’s a veal stew — sounds good, right?  Except that it’s stewed in cream, and thickened with egg yolk, and in the … Continue reading

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Maille Has a Mustard Sommelier (You Heard That Right), and Her Name Is Pierette Huttner!

I can’t tell you what a thrill it is for me when Maille launches a new product, and I get the email that they I am invited to taste it.  I comes simply down to, I love Maille.  Their mustards … Continue reading

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Hitting Provence’s Markets like a Pro: An Interview with Markets of Provence Author Marjorie Williams

Marjorie Williams As I wrote last week, Marjorie Williams has written the French shopping bible – a day-by-day guide to the thirty best markets Provence has to offer. And it’s so usable – if you’re in Provence on a Friday … Continue reading

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Marjorie Williams has Written the Guide to Provençal Markets – aka the French Shopping Bible

GIVEAWAY! Each year, this is when I start plotting. I am going to France.  I have limited time, and limited Euros.  How am I going to spend both? I make a list of what I need.  Or want.  I have … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Bard Answers Readers’ Questions + 1001 Nuits Ice Cream!

RECIPE: 1001 Nights --Raz el-Hanout Ice Cream with Grilled Almonds

Elizabeth Bard, author and ice cream adventurer, is back to answer ALL your questions.  Below, she discusses the virtue of fried dough and (my favorite ingredient!) orange flower water, hairy vegetables, sea snails, and, of course, picnicking in Provence!  Plus, … Continue reading

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Picnic in Provence, Apple Clafoutis, New York Parking Lot Markets, and Figapalooza

Spring is finally here, but it’s been a long time coming.  When I received the galley of Elizabeth’s book, I sat down to read it, all along looking for ways that it would work on French Rev.  As I said … Continue reading

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Reading Elizabeth Bard’s New Book PICNIC IN PROVENCE

I may be a “millennial”, but I am old enough to remember a time that in order to make a friend, you had to be in the same room as her — at least once. I am not a typical … Continue reading

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