'Aix-en-Provence' on Serious Eats

Snapshots from the South of France: Calissons d'Aix

I love nothing better than a bit of food and romance in a story. Luckily, French food lore is full of sexy escapades. (I've already told you the one about how Roquefort turned blue.) The region of Provence brims with food, from the minuscule melons de pays at the roadside produce stands, to the almond trees that clutch the rocky earth, clinging down from the breezy mistrals. The city of Aix-en-Provence, one of the urban heartbeats of a region connected by winding arterial roads through vineyard-plaid mountains, has a magical quality to it. On one winding street you'll pass all the usual modern French shops: Princesse Tam-Tam, Petit Bateau, L'Occitane en Provence. At the corner is a church, and... More

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