My Favorite Green Beans

Many years ago, I purchased a fairly obscure cookbook written by an unknown chef, at least to me. Sunshine Cuisine was published in 1994. The book cover states that chef Jean-Pierre Brehier “combines the taste memories of his Provençal childhood (born in Aix-en-Provence) with the Florida-Caribbean influences that weave their way throughout his professional career.”

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Olive Cake

In the fall of 2015, my husband and I spent a lovely vacation in the Provençal countryside with our friend Stéphane Gabart. If you’re not familiar with him, you should be. He writes the inspirational blog “My French Heaven,” and he’s also a professional culinary guide, chef and photographer. Before this trip I’d already visited

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Pissaladière

My first experience eating pissaladière was exquisite – an experience I knew I’d always remember. It was May of 2002. My older daughter had just graduated from high school, and we took her and her sister on a tour of eastern France, from Nice in the south, ending in Paris two weeks later. I’d always

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Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien

The translation for non, je ne regrette rien, which is a French song title, is essentially, “I regret nothing.” Made famous by Edith Piaf, the song came to mind when I was discussing the matter of recently “eating” my way through France. Food is one of my greatest pleasures in life. Of course, my highest

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