Provencal Baked Potatoes
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Easy Side Dish Provencal Baked Potatoes

This easy dish of Provencal baked potatoes is a perfect companion to eat with roasted lamb shanks, rabbit in a mustard sauce, a lemon thyme trout, or a pork tenderloin.

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Lemon Olive Oil Mini Cakes
Cakes & CookiesDessertMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Sweet Treats Lemon Olive Oil Mini Cakes Bursting with Provencal Flavour

Lemon Olive Oil Mini Cakes as individual servings. You can, of course, make the same batter and bake as a single large cake. Personally, I love this recipe as it combines the flavours of Provence in one tiny (delightful) package – lemons, thyme, olive oil.

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Chilled Pea Soup Crispy Prosciutto
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Springtime Chilled Pea Soup with Crispy Prosciutto

This recipe for a refreshing green Chilled Pea Soup is the culinary equivalent. The broth is simple to make ahead of time ideally the day before. Just before serving the soup prepare the prosciutto to a crispy texture and add as a garnish on top of each bowl.

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White Bean Chicken Confit Cassoulet
Main CourseMartine Bertin-PetersonPoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for Cassoulet from Southern France

This “faux” cassoulet recipe appeared in the February 2016 issue of Bon Appetit magazine. I have prepared it several times to rave reviews from family and friends. Like a traditional cassoulet, it is a meal-in-a-dish and requires only a side salad, a robust red wine and perhaps a fruit dessert to complete the meal. It is perfect for cold winter evenings.

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Francophile Holiday Gifts Provence 2018
Lifestyle: Art & CultureShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Francophile Holiday Gifts from Provence for the Cooks on Your List

The retail stores and  shopping malls are decked with holiday decor signaling that it’s time to start thinking about gifts for everyone on your list. Fortunately, if there are cooks and food-lovers on your list, there are lots of options in price points that range from a few dollars to …

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Tarte aux Prunes Prune Plum Tart
DessertMartine Bertin-PetersonPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Tarte aux Prunes – Prune Plum Tart Dessert for Fall

This recipe for Tarte aux Prunes – Prune Plum Tart is simple to make and will have your guests asking for second helpings.

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Braised Short Ribs Fall Recipe
BeefMain CourseMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Braised Short Ribs a Hearty Recipe for Autumn

Braised Short Ribs is a dish that your guests will love. It is a great weekend meal, as it can be made in advance and reheated.

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

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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Zucchini Basil Veloute Soup Recipe
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Late Summer Soup: Zucchini and Basil Velouté

This recipe for Zucchini, Basil Velouté is suitable for even the most novice of cooks. As there are only a few ingredients, small, sweet zucchini and fresh basil are key. I like to serve this soup chilled with a dollop of creme fraiche and snipped basil on top.You could add croutons or diced zucchini instead. Not counting calories? Add a cup of half and half to the chilled soup before serving. The bright green color and luscious texture make this a lovely starter for a dinner party or a family meal.

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Gazpacho recipe Gout et Voyage
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

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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