About Pesto & Pistou

This blog is a place to record all the things I love about the food, wine and atmosphere of the French and Italian Rivieras.  Some years ago, I was lucky enough to live in Nice and I book return visits as frequently as possible but, of course, it never seems to be often enough.  My Riviera cookbook library is still growing and I like nothing better than to idle away an hour or two comparing the intricate differences in recipes from one book to another, while sipping a glass of Vermentino perhaps.

My name is Jackie and I live in Dorset in the UK where I work freelance as a Human Resources Consultant and run wine tastings for private clients.  I am Mum to two children who (luckily for them) adore pesto.

If you are on the look-out for other blogs and posts about France, please check out #AllAboutFrance and Perfectly Provence.

I am delighted to be involved in the #AllAboutFrance blog link-up set up by @fibitee of Lou Messugo.  It’s a forum for sharing blog posts on all aspects of French life, food, wine and places.  You can find out more by clicking on the logo below.


Perfectly Provence is a website packed with information on Provence from food and wine to places to visit and stay.  I have contributed some of my recipes to the site which you can find at http://www.perfectlyprovence.co

Should you wish to get in touch directly, there are various means of doing so:

By email: pestopistou@gmail.com

On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pestopistou

On Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/pestopistou

I would love to hear from you.

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