crepes suzette #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, Puddings & OtherRecipesTaste

Recipe for a French Classic Crêpes Suzette

Crepe suzettes many not be classical tastes of Provence, but we could not resist this recipe from Cocoa and Lavender.

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provencal porc roti #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenMain CoursePorkRecipesTaste

Provencal Roasted Pork Tenderloin

This pork recipe from David is an easy dish, spiced with the flavours of Provence and served with 2007 Coteaux d’Aix en Provence from Château Vignelaure,

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poulet bonne femme #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryRecipesTaste

A Perfect French Roasted Chicken

A simple one-pan main course of browned chicken, braised in apple cider and finished with cream.

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lemon madeleines #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertRecipesTaste

Recipe for Lemon Madeleines

While the origin of this little spongecake or “teacake” that is served as a cookie is still widely debated today, one thing is for certain madeleines are a light, sweet and aromatic taste experience.

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peach frangipane tart #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenDessertPies & TartsRecipesTaste

Recipe for Peach Frangipane Tart

The frangipane tart is easy to prepare and you can use any fruit that is in season, although we love it with apricots.

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shrimp and zucchini fritters @CocoaandLavender
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenRecipesTaste

Easy Shrimp Appetizer for Cocktail Hour

l’apero with this fabulous and easy shrimp cocktail that is bound to delight everyone.

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Croque Madame @DavidScottAllen
David Scott AllenLunchtime MealsRecipesTaste

Classic Bistro Sandwich Croque Monsieur and Madame

The ingredients are few for this dish – pain de mie (I really think the bread must be pain de mie – and never sour dough; anyone in France want to weigh in?), ham, cheese, béchamel sauce, and mustard. There are (if you look online) hundreds of recipes, each with a slight variation: the cheese in the béchamel or the cheese on top; mustard on both pieces of bread, or just one side; toast the bread, grill the sandwich, bake it, broil it, or a hybrid. Basically, they all work!

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curried vegetable terrine @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenRecipesStarter CourseTaste

Colourful Curried Vegetable Terrine

This Cocoa & Lavender is perfect for vegetarians, but we are pretty sure even your carnivore friends will be begging for seconds. David combines bright colours, fresh vegetable (in season) and a zesty curry flavour into an all-star dish.

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pate au thon #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenRecipesTaste

Easy Tuna Appetizer: Pâté au Thon

In David’s Cocoa and Lavender post for Pâté au Thon he turns ordinary canned tuna into a masterpiece. The full recipe is below for what might just become your go-to “impress the guests” appetizer.

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