Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – Wine, Roman Ruins and Gigondas! Chateauneuf du Pape! Touring Provence Thanks To Patricia Wells! by John Rieber

John Rieber shares the second travel post in this current series.. Because there tends to be a large number of wonderful photographs in John’s posts, I will give you a starter… and let you head over to his blog to finish the post.  I also recommend that you check out his more recent posts.. a great deal on offer.

Wine, Roman Ruins and Gigondas! Chateauneuf du Pape! Touring Provence Thanks To Patricia Wells! by John Rieber

My wife and I were lucky enough to attend a cooking class with the great Cookbook Author / Chef Patricia Wells, known for such books as “The Food Lovers Guide To Paris”. This is a 2012 look at our cooking class with her, as well as exploring the wine reason of Provence.

Say hello to the vineyards of Chateauneuf du Pape!

Everyone has an adventure of a lifetime…and some are lucky enough to have many…for us, a trip to cooking school with Patricia Wells gave us multiple “lifetime trips”, including a drive through one of the most beautiful places in the world…Provence!

And Gigondas To You, Too!

This is the view from Gigondas – if you don’t know it, you soon will – there is so much beauty from afar – and so much up close as well – like these beautiful provencal olive trees!

Welcome To Provence…

There is nothing more exhilarating than a driving trip through Provence, and in many ways, a drive back in time – because these villages of Provence live in a world of suspended animation – classic old cobblestone streets where cars aren’t allowed, and time never catches up…

The key is to rent a car and just drive…and stop in small town after small town to pose for pictures that prove you were there, like we did in Seguret…

Our Provencal adventure was courtesy of the iconic Food Writer/Cookbook Author/Provencal resident Patricia Wells!

So this is our Provencal adventure, exploring the gorgeous region of France in the southwestern area of the country…we were here to participate in a week long cooking class with iconic Writer and Cookbook Author Patricia Wells see more on these terrific cooking sessions, go to Patricia’s website:

To find out more about the cookery classes run by Patricia Wells and see more stunning photographs of the medieval town and surrounding countryside, please head over to John’s complete post:

©John Rieber 2012

About John Rieber

I love great food, interesting books, fascinating travel, outrageous movies, and bacon, especially when it sits on top of a great cheeseburger! I work in entertainment – and I have been lucky enough to interview some really talented Artists – that guides my posts: interesting and provocative movies, music, social media and of course, food, since I believe strongly in the maxim, “everyone eats!”

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