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Herbes de Provence: A Taste of the French Countryside

In the heart of every culinary enthusiast, there lies a fascination for flavors that tell a story. Today, let’s embark on a gastronomic journey to the sunlit fields of Southern France with Herbes de Provence, a blend that is as romantic as it is aromatic.

The Essence of Provence in Your Kitchen

Herbes de Provence is not just a seasoning; it’s a ticket to the rustic, lavender-scented landscapes of Provence. Our version of this classic French herb blend typically combines the earthiness of thyme, the piney aroma of rosemary, the sweet green of parsley, and the subtle spiciness of summer savory. The crowning glory of this blend, however, is the lavender – a gentle reminder of the rolling lavender fields that are synonymous with Provence.

Why Herbes de Provence?

What sets Herbes de Provence apart is its versatility. Whether you’re seasoning a roast, flavoring a stew, or simply sprinkling it over grilled vegetables, this blend adds a refined complexity to your dishes. It’s a blend that doesn’t overpower but rather enhances, bringing a whisper of French countryside elegance to your table.

A Recipe to Savor: Herbes de Provence Roasted Chicken

Let’s put this magical blend to use with a simple, yet sumptuous recipe.


  • 1 whole chicken (about 4 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Herbes de Provence
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 4 garlic cloves, smashed
  • Fresh vegetables of your choice (like potatoes, carrots, and onions), chopped


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Prepare the chicken: Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. This helps to get a crispy skin.
  3. Season generously: Rub the chicken all over with olive oil. Sprinkle Herbes de Provence, salt, and pepper both on the outside and inside of the cavity.
  4. Add aromatics: Stuff the cavity with lemon quarters and garlic cloves. These add moisture and subtle flavor nuances.
  5. Arrange vegetables: Place the chopped vegetables in a roasting pan, creating a natural rack for the chicken to sit on. This allows the veggies to soak up all those delicious juices.
  6. Roast to perfection: Place the chicken on top of the vegetables and roast for about 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until the juices run clear.
  7. Rest before serving: Let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes after taking it out of the oven. This ensures it retains its succulence.

Voilà! A simple yet sophisticated meal, infused with the essence of Provence, is ready to grace your dinner table.

Bringing Provence to You

Remember, the key to a great Herbes de Provence blend lies in its quality. At our store, we source the freshest, most aromatic herbs, ensuring that each pinch of our blend transports you straight to the heart of France. Happy cooking!

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