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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:


Light and Fluffy Italian Homemade Gnocchi

Light and Fluffy Italian Homemade Gnocchi

The traditional Italian homemade gnocchi are light, fluffy, they melt in your mouth and you can actually taste the potatoes. Very different from the ones already made which tend to have too much flour because they have to last longer on the shelf. My husband calls them lead balls. Also some recipes use eggs, I don’t. My homemade gnocchi are… Read more →

Bruschette Toppings using Virgin Olive Oil

4 Bruschette Toppings Using Virgin Olive Oil

If you want your barbecue to be complete, here are 4 bruschette toppings using virgin olive oil. (This post is in collaboration with Jamie’s Italian and his Buyer’s Guide To Olive Oil) Every Italian Barbecue starts with a bruschetta: rustic bread cut in slices and toasted over the charcoal. It is like the toast for an English breakfast, For Italians,… Read more →

Best Supermarkets in the French and the Italian Riviera

The Best Supermarkets on the Italian and French Riviera

Looking for quality/value? Here are some of the best supermarkets on the French and Italian Rivera, including my 2 favourite online stores for Asian and British delicacies and ingredients! The South of France is full of charming farmers’ markets selling fresh local products beautifully arranged in their stalls. Now look closely at the prices: you might have been caught in… 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 →

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