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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.
All recommendations and articles on this blog are based on products, restaurants, tool, and events I use or have attended personally.
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Calories per serving 107; Time to prepare 5 minutes; Easy.
The Red Pesto is a great alternative to Green Pesto for lower calories and fresh summer taste.
You can use with Pasta, Bruschetta or as a side sauce for grilled meat. Read more →
Packing only local products, here are some ideas to enjoy a Ferragosto Mediterranean picnic “English style”, with horses, dog and picnic basket. Jump to Recipe : Print Recipe Ferragosto is a traditional Mediterranean holiday in Italy, France and Spain, celebrating the Assumption of Mary. Typically most people are on vacation, and many prepare a picnic spending the day outdoors. Unfortunately,… Read more →
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? Built in 179 B.C. Trajan’s Market, the world oldest supermarket. I AM CURRENTLY UPDATING THIS POST WITH A NEW VIDEO SERIES: SEE VIDEO INTRODUCTION BELOW: Applying the… Read more →
Today we are in Monaco for a special event host at the Yacht Club De Monaco, the Monaco Globe Series. It is the first stage of the Globe Series, the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship. It is a qualifying event for the Vendée Globe solo sailor around the world series. 1 If you would like to know how we… Read more →
French cheeses are delicious, but they are so many it is hard to make up your mind when creating a selection for a dinner party. Jump to Recipe : Print Recipe So food blogger Patty, pattysaveurs.com, and I went to a family-owned cheese shop in Vence AU POIVRE D’ ÂNE to select a variety of cheeses and show you some… Read more →
Tapenade is an olive paste usually served over some crostini bread or bruschette. It is a mix of black olives, anchovies, garlic, capers, thyme, lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil. Jump to Recipe : Print Recipe This is the traditional recipe from Provence, but ingredients and flavors are added or changed all the times. This recipe has a perfect balance… Read more →
Farinata, Socca, Pannella and who knows how many other names, it is a typical street food in many Mediterranean countries simply made with chickpeas flour and water cooked over a wood fire. Jump to Recipe : Print Recipe It seems that its origins are from the Roman Empire in Genova when a ship full of chickpeas flour and oil got… Read more →