Top places to eat black truffles in Provence

winter truffle

Top places to eat black truffles in Provence. Fall arrives quietly in Provence. Chanterelles  (or girolles) and then cèpes (porcini) are the first fungi to appear in the markets, and they fill us with anticipation of  another fungus—tuber melanosporum—the black truffle, still to come in the winter. The northern part of the Vaucluse region of Provence  […]

Markets of Provence by Marjorie R Williams

markets in provence

Book recommendation    Markets of Provence by Marjorie R Williams   In the “Markets of Provence” Marjorie R. Williams has done a masterful and comprehensive job of explaining Provençal markets. She describes and takes you with her to the many types of markets: traditional Provençal markets; farmers’ markets; flea markets; antique markets; covered markets; craft […]

Fratelli – Stylish, fun and delicious new Italian restaurant in St-Rémy-de-Provence


St-Rémy-de-Provence has the good fortune to have yet another excellent Italian restaurant, Fratelli, specializing in pizzas and pastas, and that just opened this past April.     Fratelli means “brothers” in Italian but here the term refers to several things: the Italian national anthem, often referred to as Fratelli d’Italia—“Brothers of Italy”—from its opening line; […]