Love it or loathe it, pastis is the drink of Provence and here we'll tell you exactly why, and where to try it. Click here to read about the delicious meals you can cook with pastis.
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Enjoyed on a sun-drenched café terrace by the sea, if possible while watching or playing a game of pétanque, pastis is the essential - indeed stereotypical - apéritif of Provence.
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