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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.
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:
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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