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A Mediterranean Feast to discover through:

  • Handpicked: Mediterranean products, where to buy them and recommended kitchen tools
  • Undercover: what's on in the French Rivera, gourmet events, traditions and festivities
  • What's cooking: ideas and recipes to cook for your family and friends

Each week a new article recommending a gastronomic adventure: from classic recipes from the Cote d'Azur to Italian and international recipes using local Mediterranean ingredients.

You will also find an up to date gourmet events calendar for the best gastronomic events on the French Rivera, including articles and video clips on events from past years will give you a flavour of what to expect.

Check the Events page to find out what's on next.

The most popular events are Les Etoiles de Mougins, Fetes Gourmandes, La Semaine du Gout the Monte-Carlo Gastronomie, spread out throughout the year, there is always something happening on the French Riviera.

All recommendations and articles on this blog are based on products, restaurants, tools and events I use or have attended personally.

Below the latest posts:


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The Latest Posts on Your Guardian Chef

italian liquor Nocino

A Homemade Italian Liquor: Nocino

If you enjoy a cold Limoncello during the summer, you will love this homemade Italian liquor for the winter, made with green walnuts. Nocino is less well known than Limoncello. While Limoncello is perfect as a summer after dinner digestive, Nocino is its winter equivalent. It has a nutty creamy taste and is the perfect digestive after a winter stew… Read more →

Saint Paul de Vence

Must See in Saint Paul de Vence 2017

Welcome to Saint Paul de Vence, what ‘s on 2017! Must see Saint Paul de Vence 2017#cotedazurfrance https://t.co/rLUXQ3Vflg pic.twitter.com/nK5YrbAZ4L — Laura Tobin (@lauratobin) May 16, 2017   With the arrival of Spring the French Riviera is becoming busy once again with tourists. Streets, restaurants, beaches and museums become populated again. With plenty of activities in the region, it is hard… Read more →

homemade crystallized violets recipe

A Violets Festival in Your Own Garden

What is a violets festival? On the French Riviera, Spring is announced in March when violets start blossoming all over the gardens. At the renowned Violets Festival in Tourettes-sur-Loup you can eat them in different ways: ice cream, jam, jelly, candy. Save Tourettes-sur-Loup is just across the valley from our garden and the seeds must have spread naturally. You can… Read more →

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