Christmas Dinner menu with Poultry @CocoaandLavender #TastesofProvence
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Flavours of Provence Holiday Menu for Bird Lovers

With its natural abundance of local produce, Provence offers lots of flexibility for entertaining all year. The region is graced with plenty of sunny days and just enough moisture to allow for delicious foraging experiences. This holiday-inspired menu (recipe links are below) pulls together regional olives in a savoury cake …

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Christmas Dinner menu with meat @CocoaandLavender #TastesofProvence
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Holiday Entertaining Menu with Provencal Lamb

This holiday menu is not exclusive to the Christmas season; however, the heavier flavours lend themselves to cooler evenings and Rhone Valley red wine blends. This meal combines some real Provencal classics including garlic aioli, local lamb with herbes de Provence, tomatoes, a hint of Pastis and a not too sweet dessert. …

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Galette des Rois Kings Cake Provence @CocoaandLavender
Christmas & HolidayDavid Scott AllenRecipesTaste

Pastry Fit for Kings Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois is puff pastry tart with a frangipane interior – golden, flaky and delicious. This tart is served around the Christmas holidays, but always on January 6th (Epiphany).

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baba au rhum #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertRecipesTaste

Celebration Recipe Baba au Rhum

A French classic Baba au Rhum: A soft spongy cake soaked in aromatic aged rum and topped with fresh whipped cream.

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mendiant tart #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
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Chocolate Delight Mendiant Tart

This dessert is perfect for chocolate lovers. It combines dark chocolate, dried fruit and nuts into a decadent finish to any meal.

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provencal seafood stew #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
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A Variation on Provençal Seafood Stew

A satisfying and delicious bowl of comfort while at the same time not being heavy. The refreshing tomato and fish broth highlight the delicious levels of flavour from the capers, olives, fresh spinach and chile flakes with the seafood taking center stage.

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gateau saint honore #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
Christmas & HolidayDavid Scott AllenDessertRecipesTaste

Gâteau Saint-Honoré a Cake for Bakers

Gâteau Saint-Honoré is named for the classic French patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs, Saint Honoré. There are many steps to this recipe, but you will be rewarded by the sweet finish.

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Salade Nicoise #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
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Salade Niçoise Tastes of the Mediterranean

Salade Niçoise Tastes of the Mediterranean it is yet another variation on a wonderful light salad that takes advantage of the season’s best tomatoes and potatoes.

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Boeuf Bourgignon @CocoaandLavender
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A Provencal Variation of Boeuf Bourguignon

Beef (Boeuf) Bourguignon is a traditional dish from the Burgundy region in France, but really can be made with any decent red wine. David’s variation makes it a little more Provencal.

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parfait of sweetbreads #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenRecipesTaste

A Unique Recipe for Parfait of Sweetbreads

Sweetbreads are an offal, the thymus gland of an animal that are consumed in many dishes worldwide but quite commonly in a parfait or pâté.

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