The natural dimples of a Provence truffle generate remarkable back spin

Provence truffle inspires new golf ball design

Patent awarded for new 'Black Diamond' golf ball This post was published at 00.01 am on April 1st Research scientists have patented a new pattern for the dimples on the surface of a golf ball, based upon the ...
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#Provence lifestyle: Guide to #oliveoil tasting

How to taste Olive Oil Just like wine tasting, there’s a basic set of principles and vocabulary governing the tasting of Olive Oil. Provence guru visited Frederic Ratto of Oliversion for a beginner’s guide....
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#Provence truffles – A beginner’s guide

Rachel Baker delves into the secrets of the black diamonds of Provence I first heard about Nicolas Monnier and his truffle experience course at our local boucherie in Apt. Monsieur Malavard was extremely pas...
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Provence Lifestyle: Saffron

Many thanks to Susan Manfull of Modern Trobadors for the guest post below about Provence Saffron farming. A fuller version of the article is available on the Modern Trobadors blog. Deep in the heart of the pin...
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Guest Post – The Everyday French Chef

As artichoke season arrives, Meg Bortin, also known as The Everyday French Chef, reveals the background to a traditional provencal recipe. Artichokes simmered lovingly with garlic and parsley — this dish is se...
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Train your own truffle dog

Provence truffle hunting Everything you always wanted to know about truffle hunting in Provence including how to train your dog to  find truffles What are truffles and where do you find them? Truffles are a ...