We’ve been busy tasting the delicious rose wines of Provence, immersing ourselves in the beautiful Les Halles market in Avignon, and making sure to get our daily dose of pain au chocolate. Pardon the blog for missing a day or two here or there while we enjoy the last week of our trip to France! In the meantime, here are some interesting stories in the culinary/wine worlds that our loyal readers might enjoy. Happy reading!

Best scholarship ever! The Greystone Wine Scholarship Program is offering a $1,000 scholarship to the Culinary Institute of America’s Summer 2011 Wine Immersion Program.

How much do you know about the “big dogs” of the wine industry? Check out Wine Spectator’s “Icons of Wine” quiz to see how you fare!

Blog with caution! Blogger jailed in Taiwan for negative restaurant review in blog.

The best bacon you’ve ever cooked thanks to Modern Cuisinist.

Poaching salmon... in a toaster oven via Cooking for Geeks author Jeff.

Homemade ricotta cheese via Smitten Kitchen.

À bientô!