Lavender fields, hilltop villages and spectacular rocky fjords, rosé wine and bouillabaisse, Cézanne and Van Gogh, cutting edge rap and hip-hop music, Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, pétanque, scuba diving and Olympique de Marseille: Provence is a vibrant mix of romantic tradition and surprising, fast-changing modernity. This is an insider's guide to the best of it, from a professional journalist living there.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Secrets of the Calissons of Aix en Provence
The calisson is the legendary dessert of Aix en Provence and so last week I thought I'd take a look behind the scenes at the Leonard Parli calisson factory - the only one in town to offer English-language tours - to find out out these little taste explosions are made. Click here to read more.