Behind the Scenes in Provence

Provence Confidential has been blogging about restaurant launches, cooking classes, food festivals, Provençal wines and spirits as well as tradition and folklore since 2008.

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Arman

Arman

Above is a tribute to Van Gogh's A Starry Night by Arman, the French painter, sculptor and artist whose work is currently on exhibit in Les Baux de Provence. This photo was provided by the Arman Foundation whom I thank. But in no way does this image fully capture the impressive size and power of the artwork.

Vernissage

Vernissage

Roussillon artist Aristides Balanos, originally from Athens Greece, is hosting a vernissage on July 24th from 3 pm-10pm at L'Isle D'Art, a contemporary gallery, on rue Carnot in Isle sur la Sorgue.

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Danika Boyle, a talented chef based in Austin whom I first met when she was in Provence running one of her culinary tours in 2009, has agreed to share her recipe.

Merouville

Merouville

Scuba diving off the coast of the Island of Cavallo and the Lavezzi Islands will put you in the heart of a marine reserve which is ridden with "merou" or grouper in English.

Paris Cookbook Fair

Paris Cookbook Fair

From March 3 - 6th, 2011 Paris will host the Festival du Livre Culinaire or The Paris Cookbook Fair, the largest cookbook and wine book meeting in the world which draws authors, publishers and foodies from all continents.

Organic Wine Show

Organic Wine Show

The 18th edition of Millesime Bio will be held in Montpellier from 24-26 January 2011. 560 vineyards from 12 countries will be present. The show is open exclusively to wine producers who use organic grapes. In accordance with current European legislation a vineyard only qualifies after 3 years of organic farming.