Piments Oiseaux, Forcalquier market, Provence, France

The Colours of Provence

Provence did not disappoint. She may have lost her lavender and sunflowers for another year but all that served to do was to focus the attention on the beauty that lies beyond her seasonal glories. […]

Banon cheese

Banon Cheese Shop

Without hesitation, a small, round parcel of chestnut leaves tied with raffia was placed in our hands and we were told to give it just the gentlest of squeezes. The sides yielded effortlessly with a squidgy promise of runny insides. […]