Provence’s location on the Western Mediterranean means that it has always been a melting pot of cultures and nationalities; this only adds to its uniqueness. But, as Peter Mayle observes in Encore Provence:
This blog is about sharing some of those dinner table observations, and the beauty of Provence, with you. It’s also about sharing recipes, as the Provencal cuisine is unique, healthy, and delicious. Food is a way of life here - something sacred to be respected and worshipped, at least five or six times a day.
You may be only a few miles away, or you may be on the other side of the world; we may know each other well, or you may be a complete estràni (a stranger). Perhaps you’ve been to Provence already, perhaps not. Perhaps you are reading this because you, too, dream of a life where you are awoken by the call of cicadas drifting up into a sky scorched blue-white by the sun.