One of the things I love most about travelling is food! When in a different culture you have the opportunity to try new cuisine you would not normally have. While in Provence with Bliss Travels I was able to do just that.
5 Things To Know About French Cuisine
- Eat your fruit and veggies: I am no stranger to fruits and veggies. I love them as much as any other food but my god the ones in Provence. Even if you don’t normally like tomatoes, melons, olives, etc. try them! It must be the lay of them land or the relaxed French culture that helps but I have tried nothing like them.
- Beware of the pastry: A couple vacation pounds are normal unless you have the will power of a saint. Not this guy! The French have it figured out when it comes to baking. Pastries and bread are on every corner, they are inescapable and they are absolutely incredible. My only advice here is to eat slow and close your eyes at the shops your run past. Luckily there are plenty of places to walk and hike with beautiful views that make you not even noticed you’ve covered some miles!
- Michelin Stars are there for a reason: If you have the opportunity to go to a Michelin star restaurant GO! The food is absolutely incredible and service second to none. I was able to go to restaurant Prévôt, a Michelin star restaurant in Cavaillon and had a truly first class dining experience. If you’re looking for a high class meal that will leave you with not only a taste you won’t soon forget but the whole 9 yards of quality service the Michelin star restaurant is a must try.
- Don’t write off the markets for food: While there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to enjoy don’t forget about the markets. Soaps, baskets, toys, and jewelry are not the only things that can be purchased there. While you may not have a sit down meal you still do not want to miss the baked goods, cheeses, dried fruits, olives, and more. Take the time to stop at a market stand talk with the owner and get ready for some amazing food to snack on while browsing the rest of the market.
- Take your time: I am notorious for being a fast eater. I was raised with my dad telling me, “If you taste it you’re eating too slow!” Take your time, enjoy the meal, and take in the surrounding area. Not only are you going to enjoy some amazing food but, a lot of cafes and restaurants have spectacular views and their own little theme within. Remember you’re on vacation, relax!
Wendy, from Bliss Travels offers personalized trips to Provence, France where she will take you to the best markets in town. Bliss Travels provide clients with insider access and off the beaten track experiences. Bliss Travels always highlight on the great foods and wines of the region, including Chateauneuf du Pape. In addition, they will customize the trips to focus on the things that most interest their guests. Sometimes the focus will be on photography, sometimes on art. Other times we focus on history or ruins. What will the focus of your trip be? You can contact Wendy here and follow our journey at #seeustrip #BlissFR on Facebook & Twitter.