Duck on Spicy Noodles @Masdaugustine
Gary and Jane LangtonMain CoursePoultryRecipesTaste

French Duck with Spicy Noodles

As it is with all cultures, international flavours and dishes are adapted into your local cuisine with a loving and “tasteful” twist. And this dish is no exception. Local honey lends itself to this sweet and spicy favourite that is traditionally Asian inspired, but classically French in execution.

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Lamb Chicken Couscous Recipe
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLambMain CoursePoultryRecipesTaste

Lamb and Chicken Couscous a Traditional Moroccan Recipe

Ras El Hanout is a spice blend essential to Moroccan cooking and critical for a traditional lamb and chicken couscous recipe. The name translated literally means ‘head of the shop’ for which actual mixtures vary, and in some cases, maybe closely guarded family secrets.

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Mushroom Tart
David Scott AllenLunchtime MealsRecipesTaste

Mushroom Tart with Truffle Salt a Beautiful Recipe for Fungi Lovers

David’s original post for Mushroom Tart with White Truffle Salt. The white truffle is unique to Italy. Alba, in particular, is reputed to have the best of the “White Gold.” In Provence, the black truffle is typically found in the cooler, wetter months from November to early March.

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Fig Tart Orange Flower Custard
David Scott AllenDessertPies & TartsRecipesTaste

When Life Gives You Figs – Make a Fig Tart with Orange Flower Custard

What is your go-to dinner party hostess gift? A bottle of wine of course is an easy option. Flowers are nice, but then the hostess needs to scramble to find a vase and arrange the bouquet, which might not be practical. This is what David shared in his post about …

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Herbed Goat Cheese
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenRecipesTaste

Herbed Goat Cheese or with Peppercorns for Relaxed Entertaining

Entertaining should be easy. Invite your neighbours over for drinks and serve this simple appetizer – goat cheese with herbs or peppercorns.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
Martine Bertin-PetersonRecipesSoupTaste

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup a Recipe for Fall Weather

Like many soups this one is easy to prepare. The butternut squash (or other variety) gives it a hearty flavour without being too filling. Roasting the squash adds a richer flavour.

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Recipe Three Dips Perfect Summer Entertaining
AppetizerMirabeau WinesRecipesTaste

Three Dips Perfect for Summertime Entertaining

There is nothing like summer for easy, unfussy entertaining. These three dips – olive tapenade, a goat cheese version and a caviar of aubergine – are Mirabeau Wine adaptations of Provencal classics. Provence is often called a cold country with a hot sun because as soon as the sun’s down you …

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tarte aux tomates #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenLunchtime MealsRecipesTaste

A Perfectly French Lunch Tarte aux Tomates

Celebrate summer with this light and savoury tart highlighting the season’s best tomatoes. David made the Tarte aux Tomates to celebrate July 14th – Bastille day – a summer lunch. Once you have tasted this perfect combination of summer produce with mustard and cheese you will want to make it over and …

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Tomato and Goat's Cheese Tart #Recipe @MasdAugustine
Gary and Jane LangtonLunchtime MealsRecipesTaste

Recipe for Roast Tomato Tart with Goat’s Cheese

A light and flaky bed of puff pastry smothered in tomato and shallot relish with thick tomato slices and soft melted goat cheese.

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