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There’s no better season than winter to enjoy the food specialities of the South of France; the perfect opportunity to compose your Christmas and New Year’s Eve menus. You could go for the savoury specialities such as tourtons du Champsaur, which were once served for the Christmas meal. There are many different fillings for tourtons: mashed potato, goat’s cheese or meat as a starter, or apple purée, prunes, blueberries and even chocolate-hazelnut spread for dessert. For the main dish, fish is a tradition: salmon, monkfish, daurade, cod à la raïto, and also snails with spinach, soups, and seasonal creamy vegetable soups… As for desserts, tradition imposes a wide variety for the meal, and pays homage to the famous “13 desserts provençaux”, which include white and dark nougat, mendiants, calissons d’Aix-en-Provence, candied fruit, and prunes or delicacies from the Christmas market… You’ve got it, spending winter in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is the promise of a host of tasty pleasures!