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, December 9, 2012
British Gastronomy on Marseille's Old Port
THE thing to eat in Marseille is bouillabaisse, the fish stew that has become the city's signature dish. But sometimes you just want nursery food (or simply something that won't cost upwards of 35 €uros a pop). Pine no further: we've found a little cafe just off the Old Port which serves fish 'n' chips, prepared by an English rock musician turned chef. They even have specially imported Sarson's malt vinegar to add the finishing touch. Click here to read more.