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Culinary specialities in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region

France is well known for its numerous culinary specialities.

Every region has dozens of renowned recipes which are unique. Lets look at Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. This sunny Mediterranean area specialises particular fish.

Here are some of our favorite recipes :


Tapenade is a Provençal recipe made from black or green olives, garlic, capers and anchovy. It is served with an apéritif along with bread or croutons.

Fish soup (la bouillabaisse)

Fish soup is a famous speciality from Marseille. This broth is served accompanied by garlic croutons then a variety of fish is served on a plate with potatoes.The traditinal fish included are .. whiting, turbot, monkfish, gilt-head bream …etc


Pesto soup

Pesto soup is made with Summer vegetables and pasta. Pesto is a mixture of garlic, olive oil and basil. This mixture can be added directly to the soup before being served, or served on the side.



Zucchini flower

This speciality of Provençal cooking is delicious and very simple: it’s made with zucchini flowers dipped in batter. It is a colourful and original way of presenting a simple vegetable.

Navettes ( something sweet ) !

The « Navette provençale » is a pastry cake eaten mainly at « chandeleur » or  Candlemass. which is a religios celebration on 2nd February. There are three types,  classic with orange blossom, Provençal / Marseille and natural without orange blossom. There’ s one to suit all 🙂

It is easy to make and we are sure that you will eat more than one !




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