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The 13 Desserts of Provence by Armand Arnal

The 13 Desserts of Provence by Armand Arnal

Foodies, listen up! With Christmas fast approaching, Armand Arnal, star chef at La Chassagnette restaurant in Arles, treats us to his take on the famous Thirteen Desserts of Provence, part of the "big supper" of December 24. What a feast!
10/24/2014
Provençal Cherry Clafoutis

Provençal Cherry Clafoutis

It’s in Saint-Saturnin-Les-Apt, a small village located an hour from Aix-en-Provence, that the culture of “red diamonds” takes root. Crunchy and delicious, cherries arrive on our tables today in the form of a clafoutis. This typically Provençal dessert is simple, authentic and delicious!
1/31/2014
Gérard Jourdan, beekeeper in Marseille

Gérard Jourdan, beekeeper in Marseille

Gérard Jourdan lives among his hives in Auriol and three times a week treats locals to his honey. You can find him on the markets of Marseille, selling his nougat, gingerbread and honey and sharing his passion and know-how with his customers. Let’s meet him !
1/21/2013
Blood Orange Sponge Cake

Blood Orange Sponge Cake

A recipe by Elisabeth Scotto from the book L'Or de la Provence.
12/3/2012
Le Quillé, Ice Cream Maker in Miramas-Le-Vieux

Le Quillé, Ice Cream Maker in Miramas-Le-Vieux

About forty kilometers from Aix-en-Provence, the little medieval town of Miramas-Le-Vieux is a destination not to miss, for its beauty, but especially for its ice cream shop Le Quillé.
7/3/2012
Candied Fruits of Provence

Candied Fruits of Provence

Sweet and colorful, they are one of Provence’s emblematic flavors, and if we prefer to eat them in winter, they are made in spring and summer!
6/6/2012
Easter at the Petit Duc in Saint-Rémy de Provence

Easter at the Petit Duc in Saint-Rémy de Provence

“An art-house production laboratory”, this is how master patissier Hermann Van Beeck introduces his temple to sweet delicacies in Saint-Rémy de Provence.
4/6/2012
Almond, the Bride of Provence

Almond, the Bride of Provence

It’s hard to miss the almond tree, with it’s precocious – almost rash – blossoming in February and March, which heralds the spring at last… The tree is covered with a white robe and prepares to deliver a thousand benefits to our skin !
3/2/2012
A Day in the Couvent des Minimes

A Day in the Couvent des Minimes

Between its cultural heritage and its sensorial pleasures, our worries are washed away when we arrive in this peaceful haven in Mane en Provence.
12/16/2011
My kingdom for a calisson

My kingdom for a calisson

A traditional candy intimately linked with the city of Aix-en-Provence, the calisson is a delicacy with a strong personality. From its history, to its shape and its variations, the calisson continues to inspire…
7/1/2011