Ratatouille

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Ratatouille

Danika Boyle, a talented chef based in Austin whom I first met when she was in Provence running one of her culinary tours in 2009, has agreed to share her recipe.

Paris Cookbook Fair

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Paris Cookbook Fair

From March 3 - 6th, 2011 Paris will host the Festival du Livre Culinaire or The Paris Cookbook Fair, the largest cookbook and wine book meeting in the world which draws authors, publishers and foodies from all continents.

UNESCO and la Cuisine Française

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UNESCO and la Cuisine Française

Just a month ago on November 16, 2010 the United Nations declared that the French meal was among the worlds most cherished cultural treasurers. You can now see The Gastronomic Meal of France on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. 

Say Cheese

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Say Cheese

May 16, 2010 is the day the village of Banon (Luberon) will be honoring it's delicious goat cheese aptly named Banon.  Made from non-pasteurized whole goat cheese, a Banon has the peculiarity of being delicately wrapped in chestnut leaves before being individually packaged with raffia.

Gourmet Grannies

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Gourmet Grannies

Jean-Baptiste Reboul is to Provençal cuisine what Julia Child is to French cooking. Every French person has heard of him the same way every American interested in French food knows about Julia Child.

Not just another cook book

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Not just another cook book

Michelin star chef Eric Sapet, La Petite Maison de Cucuron, will be launching his new cook book "Mes Cours de Cuisine" at the FNAC Valentine in Marseilles on May 8, 2010 at 3:30 pm. It’s not just a book signing – it’s a full on cooking demo.

Sushi or not to be

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Sushi or not to be

A proposed ban on industrial fishing for blue fin tuna has French, Italian and Spanish fisherman in an uproar. In France the industry concerns over 200 boats and 1000 fisherman most of them based in the city of Sète west of Marseilles.

Under Pressure

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Under Pressure

Olivier Baussan, the founder of the ultra successful L'Occitane line and the man behind Olivier & Co, has a new venture these days.  Having sold off his two previous companies he has come up with yet another great idea which continues to promote Provence.