Provence Cooking, Culinary Adventures in Provence
The Provence Cooking usually starts with session on the patio looking for a Provence recipe in Mireille Johnston's book, "The Cuisine Of The Sun" , (Amazon), a good source of authentic recipes, and the book "At Home In Provence" by Patricia Wells,. At other times fledgling chefs fall back on old habits and go online risking a sauce-drenched computer. Tasting while you cook is always fun.
June in Provence brings fresh asparagus, zucchini, cherries, plumbs, apricots, berries, egg plant, melons, and much other produce. Provence wines are inexpensive and plentiful. Here one dispensed from a carton de glazes the pan.
After dinner a walk through town to catch the low light of a 9:30 sunset satisfies the urge to make photos of beautiful Provence.
Stuffed peppers started with a wild boar sausage and ground beef from the butcher browned in the pan. The local garlic has a purple covering and is milder than the familiar white garlic.
A little of the fresh thyme and rosemary from the foraging trip will go into a blender and be added to the stuffing.
French bread has at least three lives. Fresh, sliced and eaten; second day, toast; third day stuffing and pedestals for baked peppers.
The peppers, once stuffed with the meat, herbs, and breading, get a sprinkle of grated Parmesan and a tomato cap. As the tomato roasts it releases its intensified juices into the stuffing.
Olive Oil and Herbs de Provence The Cooking Vacation in Provence,South of France
Rain Rodolph's low-fat salad dressing: Provence inspired recipe
herbs de provence pinch
extra virgin oil 2 ozs
rice vinegar 1 oz
lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon
honey 1/2 teaspoon
*orange/ginger/sugar syrup 2 tablespoons (*mix one to one of OJ and sugar, add sliced ginger, heat for about 10-15 minutes until a light syrup forms. Strain and use reserved sauce.
Fresh chopped basil 1 teaspoon
mix all ingredients together and alter the balance of sweet and sour to your taste. Drizzle over salads or serve on the side.
Cooking Vacation in Provence,South of France
Provence sunflower Field at Dawn
Provence Cooking usually starts with a Provence recipe in Mireille Johnston's book, "The Cuisine Of The Sun" , (Amazon), a good source of authentic recipes
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
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
Where is Provence
Provence France Hotels
Provence Sightseeing, Biking
Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Arles
Provence Cooking Vacation