Gout et Voyage Musings Le Menu
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Gout et Voyage Musings on “le menu” in Provence

It’s common knowledge that the French are proud of their food. One might even venture to say that they are food obsessed. The proof might be in the fact that many well-used expressions are food related (read 16 idioms that show the French are obsessed with food – Matador Network). …

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Gazpacho recipe Gout et Voyage
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Refreshing Gazpacho is a Perfect Recipe for Hot Summer Days

Summer is the time to make gazpacho, the ingredients (tomatoes, cumbers, peppers) are in season and you don’t need to turn on the stove. This soup is super easy to make. Its a terrific option when you don’t feel like cooking and it’s hot outside.

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Spring Pea Soup
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An Easy Recipe for Spring Pea Soup

The markets of Provence literally spring to life at this time of year with fresh asparagus, young lettuces and the first peas of the season. To celebrate the season of rebirth after a cold winter enjoy this recipe for Spring Pea Soup.

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duck-confit recipe @Goutetvoyage
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A warming winter recipe – Duck Confit

I held a terrific Goût et Voyage cooking class/dinner party this past Saturday night. My clients have a beautiful home and were gracious hosts. Our meal started with tapenade noire on baguette slices and Champagne. The salad featured wine poached pears, endive, gorgonzola and walnuts with a pear vinaigrette. The main course starred …

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Cranberry, Pistachio and White Chocolate Biscotti @Goutetvoyage
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Cranberry, Pistachio and White Chocolate Biscotti for the Holidays

Biscotti are not too sweet- especially for those trying to limit their consumption of sugary cookies and candies- and are really good with a cup of hot coffee or tea.

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Wild Mushroom Bisque #TastesofProvence @GoutetVoyage
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Recipe for Wild Mushroom Bisque

As the weather gets cooler, my go-to dinner is often a hearty soup and a winter salad. Sturdy vegetables available in the late fall and winter such as squash, root vegetables, broccoli and cauliflower often combined with dried legumes and mushrooms lend themselves to a slow simmer on the stove top. Making soup is a satisfying Sunday afternoon activity.

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financier aux courgettes @GoutetVoyage
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A perfect late summer appetizer – Financiers aux Courgettes (Zucchini Financiers)

Financiers aux Courgettes – little zucchini cakes – fit the pot luck bill perfectly. Typically in French cuisine, a financier is a small, airy cake, often with an almond flour base, that is eaten for dessert. I prefer savoury financiers which lend themselves to a myriad of combinations – sausage and cheese, spinach and cheese, olive, walnuts and cheese

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