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FOOD
January 21, 2010
These little sweets, each one stamped with a raised flower, are almost too pretty to eat. The strawberry/raspberry flavor is subtle and sophisticated - so very French. A lovely gift. Eggceptional Make soft-, medium-, or hard-boiled eggs in the microwave with Boiley. Pierce a hole in the shell to prevent eggsplosions. It's especially nice for singles making single eggs.    
ENTERTAINMENT
November 10, 2006 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Peter Mayle is the English-speaking concierge of France's loamiest corner, Provence, where truffle trafficking, chevre culturing and skirt chasing are all competitive sports, and wine is the civic religion. His latest novel, A Good Year, in which a wet London workaholic resists the lure of Provence's sun-kissed stone houses and vineyards, was inspired by an idea from neighbor Ridley Scott, who in turn has made it into a not-so-good movie. As one who likes Russell Crowe, romantic comedy and Provence, this is a puzzlement.
NEWS
September 11, 2011 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Staff Writer
"It's in the little towns that one discovers a country, in the kind of knowledge that comes from small days and nights. " - James Salter in "A Sport and a Pastime" The last time we visited Provence, we hit the bold-faced places - Avignon, Aix, Arles, Nimes - but after seven years the memories had dimmed: scarce parking during some Avignon fete, those almond candies in Aix, the Roman amphitheater in Arles, and the blazing heat and...
LIVING
December 20, 1998 | By Thomas J. Brady, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If Peter Mayle's publisher had predicted correctly, A Year in Provence would have spent a couple of days under the Christmas tree and been forgotten as quickly as an old bottle of pastis. So convinced was the publisher that the book wouldn't sell well that he said Mayle would probably wind up sending unsold copies out as Christmas presents. Famous last words. Or in this case, famous first words that led to a chateau industry of seemingly endless words about toute la Provence.
FOOD
August 21, 1994 | By Bev Bennett, FOR THE INQUIRER
The first fact of life in Provence is the sun, wrote Waverly Root in his authoritative book, The Food of France (Vintage Books). The sun not only lured such stellar painters as van Gogh and Matisse to Provence's brilliant countryside, but it helped create a unique, heady cuisine as well. Provence is known for rose wines that Alexis Lichine - author of Guide to the Wines & Vineyards of France (Knopf) - described as having "a certain roughness combined with liveliness and gaiety and with a high enough alcoholic content that the drinker is apt soon to take on the same characteristics.
NEWS
April 12, 1992 | By John V. R. Bull, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Even from the outside, you can guess that you will find a somewhat unusual dining experience at Manon. With its yellow, green and salmon exterior, the tiny restaurant in the middle of Lambertville is hard to miss. The interior decor is just as distinctive. Manon was opened 14 months ago by Jean Michel Dumas, formerly chef at the nearby Inn at Phillips Mill in Bucks County. His considerable culinary skill celebrates the lively southern French cuisine of Provence. Seating only 28 diners in cheek-to-cheek fashion, the one-room restaurant is typical of a Provencal restaurant.
NEWS
January 17, 2014 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Standing on the top deck of a parking garage he hopes to replace with the Provence casino, developer Bart Blatstein on Wednesday introduced two high-profile New York chefs who want to join him as restaurant partners. TV personality Tom Colicchio of Top Chef and Manhattan restaurateur Andrew Carmellini said they would open restaurants if Blatstein's project is selected for the city's second casino license. Both chefs declared Philadelphia "a great food city. " Blatstein "didn't have to sell me very hard," said Colicchio, Top Chef's head judge and owner of the Craft restaurants in New York.
NEWS
January 25, 2014 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA A coalition of neighborhood groups operating near the proposed Provence casino project on North Broad Street has signed a pact with developer Bart Blatstein that spells out his commitments, improvement plans, and financial contributions to the community. The North Broad Community Coalition, Logan Square Neighborhood Association, West Poplar Community Development Corp., and Callowhill Neighborhood Association, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints signed the agreement Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2009 | By APRIL LISANTE For the Daily News
BRIGHT SUNSHINE in cloudless blue skies. The sparkling Mediterranean Sea. Waving lavender fields. Lush orchards. This is Provence, France, geographical muse to post-Impressionist artist Paul Cezanne. One of the most influential painters of the late 19th century, he was credited with inspiring "students" such as Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. The region has another great attribute that Cezanne also knew very well and celebrated in many of his paintings: food. The abundant produce, seafood and herbs in the area around his hometown of Aix-en-Provence were subjects in hundreds of still-life paintings Cezanne created from early in his career until his death in 1906.
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NEWS
January 30, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
THE HEARING for Bart Blatstein's Provence Casino and Hotel started out routinely enough: tedious testimony on traffic studies, parking and public-transit ridership. At one point, a Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board commissioner asked: "Just how likely is someone going to get on a bus with a lot of money to go to a casino?" And then, it was precisely that issue at yesterday's meeting - the reliability of traffic studies that Blatstein's Tower Entertainment submitted in its application for the city's remaining casino license - that led to a rabbit being pulled out of a hat. Larry Spector, the lawyer representing Congregation Rodeph Shalom and two schools that don't want the casino in the area, pulled out the rabbit - a stuffed rabbit - to imply that that's how Tower got the numbers it used.
NEWS
January 25, 2014 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA A coalition of neighborhood groups operating near the proposed Provence casino project on North Broad Street has signed a pact with developer Bart Blatstein that spells out his commitments, improvement plans, and financial contributions to the community. The North Broad Community Coalition, Logan Square Neighborhood Association, West Poplar Community Development Corp., and Callowhill Neighborhood Association, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints signed the agreement Thursday.
NEWS
January 17, 2014 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Standing on the top deck of a parking garage he hopes to replace with the Provence casino, developer Bart Blatstein on Wednesday introduced two high-profile New York chefs who want to join him as restaurant partners. TV personality Tom Colicchio of Top Chef and Manhattan restaurateur Andrew Carmellini said they would open restaurants if Blatstein's project is selected for the city's second casino license. Both chefs declared Philadelphia "a great food city. " Blatstein "didn't have to sell me very hard," said Colicchio, Top Chef's head judge and owner of the Craft restaurants in New York.
NEWS
January 10, 2014 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA State gaming commissioners on Wednesday voted to allow two schools and a synagogue near the proposed Provence casino to submit further objections to the project, while also granting SugarHouse Casino the right to voice its arguments against issuing a second casino license in Philadelphia. But the Gaming Control Board did not give the groups everything they asked for in separate petitions to intervene in the selection process. Commissioners said the three groups near Provence - Congregation Rodeph Shalom, Friends Select School, and Civics and Science Charter School - could only comment on issues relating to traffic and parking, not security matters.
NEWS
May 10, 2013 | BY ANGELO FICHERA, Daily News Staff Writer fichera@phillynews.com, 215-854-5913
FIGHTING FOR a casino in the city is a team sport. Supporters of the six groups seeking to win the city's second casino license gave an earful to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board yesterday at a public hearing at Lincoln Financial Field. A letter from City Council President Darrell Clarke praised developer Bart Blatstein. James White, former city managing director, endorsed PHL Local Gaming's Casino Revolution. Work ethic and track records were cited, community dedication was touted.
NEWS
February 13, 2013 | BY REBECCA BORISON, Daily News Staff Writer borisor@phillynews.com, 215-854-5906
ONE DAY BEFORE a presentation to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, Paul Steelman held a walking tour of the former Daily News / Inquirer building to explain the plans for a casino complex called Provence. Steelman, an architect who designed the proposed complex for developer Bart Blatstein, stood overlooking the skeleton of what was, until a few months ago, the Inquirer 's newsroom. "Bart doesn't have the typical casino vision," Steelman said. At about nine times the size of the average casino, Provence would aim to create an experience for Philadelphians of all ages, he said.
NEWS
November 21, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
It could be months, if not a year, before state gaming regulators decide on a location for Philadelphia's second casino. But some neighbors of the planned Provence casino on North Broad Street, proposed by developer Bart Blatstein, already have formed a coalition to advance their interests. Calling themselves the North Broad Community Coalition, the group has 13 members with concerns about quality-of-life issues such as traffic and crime, as well as the viability of local businesses.
NEWS
November 20, 2012 | By Jennifer Lin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It could be months, if not a year, before state gaming regulators decide on a location for Philadelphia's second casino. But some neighbors of the planned Provence casino on North Broad Street, proposed by developer Bart Blatstein, already have formed a coalition to advance their interests. Calling themselves the North Broad Community Coalition, the group has 13 members with concerns about quality-of-life issues such as traffic and crime, as well as the viability of local businesses.
NEWS
May 6, 2012 | Craig LaBan
Provençal rosé is doing the quick fade, at least when it comes to color. Popularity of the refreshing southern French pink, in fact, has never been stronger, with a 62 percent growth in U.S. imports between 2010 and 2011, according to the French customs agency Ubifrance. "It started with the yacht crowd in the Hamptons," one distributor told me, "and spread from there. " The fashion among Provence's modern rosés, however, has been to make them as pale as possible, and the best, like Château D'Esclans, manage to achieve this without sacrificing fullness of flavor.
NEWS
September 11, 2011 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Staff Writer
"It's in the little towns that one discovers a country, in the kind of knowledge that comes from small days and nights. " - James Salter in "A Sport and a Pastime" The last time we visited Provence, we hit the bold-faced places - Avignon, Aix, Arles, Nimes - but after seven years the memories had dimmed: scarce parking during some Avignon fete, those almond candies in Aix, the Roman amphitheater in Arles, and the blazing heat and...
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