A gourmets guide to Provence
By Su Stephens
Even in a country as devoted to eating as France, there is something special about feasting in Provence. Provence provides endless sunshine, the French Riviera, home to Cézanne and a colorful countryside.
It is this landscape that defines the classical Provençal cuisine with mineral-rich sea and soil responsible for extraordinary flavors. Rocky hillsides are infused with olive and bay laurel trees, where wild juniper bushes flourish alongside thyme, sage, rosemary and fennel. This area’s influence is easy to distinguish with many sauces seasoned with zesty ‘herbes de Provence’.
To be fully immersed in an authentic Provencal atmosphere, one needs to embrace the core of their culture. Food. Here we look at the popular and some of the less discussed Provencal delicacies…
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