We have all become such food lovers, and seekers of unique experiences, that we go to extreme lengths to find great restaurants that we can enjoy with friends and family. None is more worthy of discovery than this charming well-known pizzeria that’s nestled in the heart of Provence, in the South of France. Pizza Brun is what fairy tales are made of, it’s a picture book of what good living is all about; great food, regional wines and locals with a warm sense of hospitality tha
The early-morning light cuts through the trees and crawls over the red-tiled rooftops, the shadows are long and cool, and bit-by-bit the warmth of the Provençal summer sun stirs the day. It is Wednesday, and on this day every week, vendors set up their stalls in the historic heart of the town of Saint Rémy de Provence.
Their attention to detail presents all the showiness of a peacock strutting its stuff: coloured berry boxes are laid out in repeating patterns; jars of tape
It is at this time, early in the New Year, that freshly pressed olive oil hits the shelves. It was just weeks ago that the olive harvest began. In mid-November, as the air chilled and frost softened the green of the olive trees, small towns and farm villages in olive-producing nations around the Mediterranean commenced the production of olive oil. Grand Châteaux and small producers alike spread vast nets under their trees and raked the olives from the branches.
On the southern edge of Arles, where the Rhône River splits into the Petit Rhône and the Grand Rhône, a triangle-shaped landmass has formed over the millennia, as the two tributaries have made their way to the Mediterranean. The Rhône River Delta, with her brackish marshes and fertile flatlands, is abundant with wildlife: turtles, otters, ferocious mosquitoes, wild bulls, pink flamingos and 400 other varieties of birds. Countless creatures thrive in this habitat – the most fa