fennel Langoustine Ragoût
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Impress your Guests with a Fennel and Langoustine Ragoût with Saffron

Ragoût of Fennel and Langoustine with Saffron for a dinner party? This savoury “stew” is served on little boxes of puff pastry. Inspired by Provence, David decided on a pink-theme for their dinner starting with a potted salmon appetizer and this served this impressive seafood main course.

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Cocoa and Lavender Cauliflower saffron soup
David Scott AllenRecipesSoupTaste

Easy Recipe for Cauliflower Saffron Soup    

Like everything that David Scott Allen prepares for his Cocoa & Lavender blog, he makes it look easy. In the case of soups, most recipes are relatively straightforward including this one. Cauliflower is the base for this dish, which can be prepared for vegetarians using a vegetable broth.

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Provence Saffron in Cotignac
Mirabeau WinesRegional Foodie TreatsTaste

Harvesting the Saffron of Provence in Cotignac

Contributor blog post by Mirabeau Wine: Jean Leclerq and his partner Sabine are a dedicated couple who own a very special place hidden away in the hills behind our little village of Cotignac.  They have started our first “Safranière”, a small Saffron farm growing the most valuable spice on earth. …

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Saffron crocus blooms in Provence @girlgonegallic
Girl Gone GallicLocal ProducersTaste

French Saffron – Facts, Fun, History and Legends

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: French Saffron was first cultivated in Southern France by the Romans. After the decline of the Roman Empire, its use all but disappeared until the Moors brought it back again during the Black Death Era as a potential cure. In fact, demand became …

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The Saffron Fields of Provence

Contributor blog post by Girl Gone Gallic: Hidden twenty minutes outside of Marseille in the spectacular hills of the Mont du Marseillais, the tiny village of Lascours is host to fields of what is locally known as “Red gold”, or the Saffron fields of Provence. When you think of Saffron, …

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Sweet Orange Crepes @Girlgonegallic
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherGirl Gone GallicRecipesTaste

Delightful Sweet Orange Crêpes Provençal

Do not let the intimidation of cooking crêpes deter you from this trying the very simple recipe. Light and airy yet packed full of zesty orange flavour, it’s a recipe to be proud of conquering!

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Saffron Harvest Provence #TastesofProvence @PerfProvence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal ProducersTaste

Farm Visit: Understanding Saffron in Provence

In October, the Provencal sun takes its time rising above the horizon, like an old dog mentally weighing the effort of its next move. In the Jabron Valley, at 600 meters, about 10 kilometres from Sisteron, autumn mornings can be particularly frosty with single digit temperatures. However, the saffron harvest …

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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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Mussels Cream Soup with Saffron and Leek @Cooknwithclass
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Cook’n with Class Mussels Saffron and Leek Soup

The program covers some classic Provencal dishes, but also offers a chance to discover unique wine pairings and the opportunity to meet local producers in the markets. This easy recipe for Mussels Cream Soup with Saffron and Leek comes from the kitchen at Cook’n with Class. Enjoy!

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