The Tasty Treats of Provence

When riding, we take our rest stops at patisseries and boulangeries.  There’s not a better treat in France.
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Indulge me while I share some of our favorites!  On the savory side, anything with olives in it. They call this foccacia.
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It’s flaky, buttery,  and full of olives.

Check out the olive oil bread.
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Our hands were covered in a sheen of oil when we were finished.

This olive pastry tasted just like challah (egg bread) filled with olives.  Someone needs  to try this in the States.
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When going for sweet, the sacristains are hard to beat.
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They come in a few different flavors and the chocolate brings back memories of Katz’s bakery in Monticello, NY and some of the best babka I have ever had. Good times.

Every patisserie seems to have a stunning display of merengue.
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After seeing it every day, we break down and buy one.
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I pick the pink one, it’s a huge chunk.
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It’s hard on the outside and sort of softer on the inside.
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It tastes like solidified cotton candy. For this reporter, that’s not a bad thing, but my date thought his teeth were going to fall out!

Coming up:  A tour of our second house, and an update on Eve’s ankle.

One thought on “The Tasty Treats of Provence

  1. How could anything be bad at a place with that name! You are going to be so spoiled when you come home. Nothing will ever look good again. 😎😀

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