Foraging and Cooking
Les Aventurières du Goût
The drive was long and hot, but as we travelled higher up the mountain road with steep gullies and ravines to one side, the light sharpened and the colours diffused into a myriad of blues, purples, greys and greens; it was our second day in Provence, and we were now in the mountainous region of Vaucluse, with the watchful Mont Ventoux shadowing over us – the local name of “The Giant of Provence” is not given lightly, and it loomed high on the horizon with its bald peaks sparkling in the strong sunlight, as if covered in snow. This was the day I had been particularly looking forward to on my recent press trip to the South of France, to experience the Terroir & Wine in Provence, Gard, Rhone Valley and Ardeche. Today I was going to be foraging and cooking with Les Aventurières du Goût, and as we approached the hilltop village of Brantes, it was obvious that our day of foraging would be in one of the most spectacular parts of the Vaucluse region.