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Fig harvest and Fresh Fig Tart

Fig harvest and Fresh Fig Tart

When I was a kid, all I knew of figs were Fig Newton cookies.  I never really understood what all the fuss was about, and remember the first time I saw the real thing getting devoured by some eighties chick in an INXS video, and being somewhat grossed out by it. Well,  somewhere along the road...
What to do with summer tomatoes?

What to do with summer tomatoes?

Are you getting tired of eating your summer tomatoes in salads?  I know my parents love to eat tomatoes in August with nothing but a dollup of mayonnaise, but we were getting a bit tired of eating raw tomatoes. Here are four recipes we have tried and tried again over the tomato season, we hope...
Garden harvest

Garden harvest

Thanks to the careful tending of the RK crew and our guests (some even weeded!), our vegetable garden is starting to produce  beautifully!   We have loads of tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and peppers, all ready to come into our kitchen.  We have learned many tips, such as picking tomatoes before they are totally ripe, and letting...
Zucchini Slaw

Zucchini Slaw

Who doesn’t love a good coleslaw?  We were making pulled pork tacos the other night and decided that such a unique taco needed a unique slaw. Since we have zucchini coming out of our ears from the Riviera Kitchen garden, we thought it would be fun to make a zucchini slaw. The flavors from the zucchini...
Tasting and vegetable gardens

Tasting and vegetable gardens

For the recipes we will be making this summer, we wanted to get our tasting garden and vegetable patch cleaned up and replanted so that we can start getting a wider variety of vegetables for the rest of the season.  It is easy to let herb gardens go a bit wild, and sometimes hard to...
That's a wrap!

That’s a wrap!

Today we celebrated the end of our seven day shoot. The rushes look awesome, and the skill of the crew surpassed our wildest expectations. We can’t wait to share the recipes, images and people we interviewed during the last seven days. In total we shot more than eight recipes, three location interviews of local producers,...
Gearing up our kitchen

Gearing up our kitchen

Our big content production week is rapidly approaching!!  From June 8-20th we will be shooting market visits, interviews and recipes for the website on location in Menton, Ventimiglia, Ramatuelle, Toulon and St. Tropez.  The team is all ready, and we are wrapping up the last preparations so that Sego, Joshua and I have the neccesary...