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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.
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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:
Welcome to the French Riviera
The Latest Posts on Your Guardian Chef
This year, I decided to create a calendar with the best gastronomic food festivals, events and cooking classes in the region for my readers. I created a page to list events and cooking classes I would personally recommend to attend if you are visiting the area. This is not just a list of any events, I will only highlight the… Read more →
Welcome to Saint Paul de Vence, what ‘s on 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 to choose. My favourites are gourmet and art, and between Saint Paul de Vence and the Fondation… Read more →
When Easter comes, we know Carrefour is offering special deals on Gigout d’agneau, so we always buy a big leg of lamb to cook on the barbecue. While the upper part of the leg is lean and tender, the lower part, the shank, tends to be too tough for the barbecue. So we separate the leaner meat from the bone… Read more →
As it is Easter, I will take this opportunity to continue with my charts about ‘Cuts of Meat’ translated into Italian and French. If you are new to this Blog, you may have missed my previous charts, where I translate the names of cuts of beef to BBQ, cuts of Pork and Sea Monsters (Squids, Pulp and Cuttlefish). This time… Read more →
The Italian heritage is very strong here in the French Riviera. Nice was part of Italy just 150 years ago and many Italians have continued to migrate to the region ever since. And Yes, I am one of many! It is amazing how many last names in the region are of Italian origins. As a result, Italian lessons are… Read more →
Built in 179 B.C. Trajan’s Market, the world oldest supermarket. What is the difference between a Tourist Farmers Market and a Local Farmers Market? How do you recognize if you are in a tourist trap? How to make the most of both markets? Applying the old adage: “when in Rome, do as the Romans do”, I will describe two of… Read more →
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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