Asparagus Recipe @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorLunchtime MealsRecipesTaste

Spring in Provence: Quick Love Asparagus Recipe

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: The first asparagus has arrived in the markets. Steamed for about 10 minutes, a drizzle of olive oil, shavings of parmesan and then a soft free range boiled egg – perfect for lunch in the spring sunshine. Via:: Accommodation in Provence       

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Asparagus with Deep Fried Egg @Masdaugustine
Gary and Jane LangtonLunchtime MealsRecipesTaste

A Spring Dish Asparagus with Deep Fried Eggs and Parmesan

Its asparagus season in France and there is no better way to enjoy this wonderful vegetable than dipped into a soft-centred egg. Just add a little freshly grated parmesan cheese and the combination is perfect.

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pan bagnat #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenLunchtime MealsRecipesTaste

A Nicoise Classic Pan Bagnat

What could be more delicious than a big messy sandwich at a picnic with friends. This Nicoise Pan Bagnat is packed with layers of flavour that only get better the longer they marinate together. Fresh peppery arugula with tuna, pickles, olives, capers, fennel, tomatoes, anchovies and homemade mayonnaise are perfectly presented on an artisan baked french loaf.

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Courgette and Parma Ham Tart #Recipe @MasdAugustine
Gary and Jane LangtonLunchtime MealsRecipesTaste

Savoury Tart Recipe: Courgette and Parma Ham

The freshness of the season’s first courgettes married with the saltiness of the parma ham and parmesan cheese, baked to perfection in a fluffy egg delight on a flaky round of puff pastry.

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Cambozola and fig flatbread @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenLunchtime MealsRecipesTaste

Fall Recipe Cambozola and Fig Flatbread

A warm and toasty lavash (sheet flatbread) covered in bold creamy Cambozola cheese and figs with fresh thyme and pine nuts baked to perfection.

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toasted bread box with Chanterelle Mushrooms @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenLunchtime MealsRecipesTaste

Bistro Inspired Sandwich with Chanterelle Mushrooms and White Truffle Oil

A bistro Inspired Sandwich with Chanterelle Mushrooms and White Truffle Oil served in pan de mie toasted bread boxes.

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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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Crespeou Recipe #TastesofProvence @PerfProvence
Ginger and NutmegLunchtime MealsRecipesTaste

Crespeou Classic Provencal Picnic Fare

Crespeou (pronounced cres-PAY-oo) means crêpe in Provencal is also called Gâteau d’Omelettes. This is a traditional Provencal recipe, which is often found in picnic hampers

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Spinach Tart Finished #TastesofProvence @PerfProvence
Lunchtime MealsRecipesTaste

Easy Pizza Alternative Spinach Tart

kitchen of Marc Heracle in Provence. It is a more traditional dish as it uses typical local products (olives, spinach, olive oil). This is a simple dish to make. You can serve as a starter or as a main with a big salad.

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Tarte tartin aux tomates et olives @MirabeauWine
Lunchtime MealsMirabeau WinesRecipesTaste

Tomato Tart Tatin and Rosé from Provence

Tomato Tarte Tatin starter was so gorgeous on the eye that everyone who came to our Mirabeau lunch was already talking about it before they even sat down. It combines all the delicious flavours of Provence in a super-concentrated way

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