Provence Cooking, Wild Herbs on a Culinary Vacation in Provence France
In Provence, You can enjoy a
hike while at the same time
enhance your cooking vacation in
Provence. The spices are plentiful
in the markets but in some villages
you can forager in the hills to give a
special meaning to your evening
meal of roast, honey-glazed lamb.
Provence provides honey from
local blackberry nectar that the bees
have harvested, the lamb will come
from the tiny butcher shops in the
villages and the herbs come from
Provence cooking might have you spending most days gathering fresh vegetables, herbs, wine, and bread for
your home-cooked meals.
The hiking trails between the olive groves and in the rocky hills will reveal Rosemary lining the well-worn trails
made by the shepherds as they graze their flocks.
Provence Cooking includes Wild
Herbs gathered on a Culinary
Vacation in Provence
In Provence, wild herbs such as
rosemary and thyme grow in the hills.
Herbs de Provence they call them, a magic
potion that along with other spices make
Provence cooking what it is.
You can enjoy a hike while at the same
time you can gather the herbs that will
enhance your cooking vacation in
Herbs de Provence: the herbs growing in the gardens of
Provence could include lavender, thyme, rosemary,
savory, and basil. Thyme and rosemary are the most
common growing wild.
Bake in a 350 over for 12 minutes per pound, turn three times to bake evenly. Remove the lamb
and cover with foil while continuing to roast the garlic until it is soft. Place the garlic and lamb on a
serving platter and keep this warm while making a sauce in the pan with the left over juices.
Spoon off excess oil and strain the sauce to remove the sprigs of Thyme and Rosemary. Serve on
the side with the lamb.
Herbs de Provence is a name given by a manufacturer to the wild herbs growing in
the hills of Provence. These could include lavender, thyme, rosemary, savory, and
basil. Thyme and rosemary are the most common growing wild.
In the markets, you find bunches of bay leaf, thyme and rosemary tied together. After placing two of
these together in a steel roasting pan surrounding several heads of garlic, moisten the herbs and
garlic with olive oil. Then place a layer of rosemary over that. Smear the lamb with olive oil and
Herbs de Provence, and then place that over the rosemary.
The custom is to serve Camargue sea salt at the table for an additional flavoring at the discretion
of each guest.
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Smear with Olive Oil and Herbs de Provence
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Salad seasoned with herbs gathered in the hills
Provence Cooking With Wild Herbs: Roast Chicken basted with olive oil and herbs
You can find thyme in the dry hills as well and these are the legendary spice combination that along with first
cold press olive oil and fresh vegetables, form the heart of Provence cooking.
In June the apricots, cherries and peaches ripen. At the end of June the
lavender starts to turn purple and the hills near Gordes take on the look of a
purple and gold quilt.
Melons from Cavaillon come to markets along with tomatoes, zucchini, and
Sunflowers ripen end of June
Speed limits will be clearly marked and the Rotary will be a welcome site with its directions to various
towns. Gassing up is similar to US with credit card and automatic shut-off at modern pumps. Car rental are
available in all large cities and at many TGV Train Stations.
Information for those renting a vehicle in Provence
Shop for your rental car online well ahead of your trip and
choose diesel (more economical) or gas, luggage
space,(important) standard or automatic,(important) two door,
four door and other options. See renting a vehicle in Provence
Provence Cooking with Wild Herbs gathered on a Culinary
include rosemary and thyme which grow wild in the hills of Provence
The Herbs are a magic potion that define Provence cooking.
Provence Cooking with Wild Herbs
gathered on a Culinary Vacation
include rosemary and thyme which grow
wild in the hills of Provence France.
Roast Chicken with wild herbs with a salad
of cucumbers and tomatoes.
Provence Cooking with Wild Herbs and lamb.
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