Spring is the season of renewal and the colors of spring in Provence are a sight to behold! The landscape and the markets are bursting with color in the produce, the trees, the flora, and the fauna – all starting to put on a big show for the season.
At the markets you will see spring produce like; white and green asparagus, artichokes, spring lettuces, and strawberries. The delicate greens and whites mix with the bold and bright red of the strawberry season. French cuisine will incorporate these ingredients in a simple way so as to showcase the freshness of the season.
The colors of spring in Provence come alive in French cuisine. There’s nothing like fresh white asparagus roasted in a soup or an asparagus salad complemented with parmesan cheese. Or grab a basket of French strawberries, they have an aromatic smell that’s perfume to the nose and they are the perfect complement to a glass of bubbly!
Try this recipe for a Fresh Asparagus and Parmesan salad by cook Barbara Schuerenberg, with Perfectly Provence.
Flora & Fauna
Getting outside in nature in Provence during the spring season is not only pleasant because of the temperatures, but the landscape is waking up from its winter slumber and bursting with beautiful blooms. You can feast your eyes on a sea of red poppies, or delight in the cherry and almond blossoms as they dance softly in the breeze, or drink in the beauty of wisteria, irises, and Bougainvillea. You will create instant sensory memories with your eyes and your nose!
Spring in Provence will delight you I am certain of that.
On our Spring Jackdaw Journeys tour, we will take you to several well-known French markets, and through the local landscapes, where you can take in these beautiful spring offerings and experience the colors of spring in Provence firsthand! Email me or, visit our Itinerary page for upcoming dates and to book your spot.