B’stila b’djej Recipe
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

B’stila b’djej Recipe a Traditional Dish from Morocco

You don’t need to spend much time at the Marseille airport or at the city’s Noailles market (le marché des Capucins) to sense a strong North African influence in the region. At the market, you can shop for all the ingredients that you need for this B’stila b’djej recipe

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Absinthe Ice Cream
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Absinthe Ice Cream a Dessert So Good It Should be Outlawed

This recipe for Absinthe Ice Cream is an adaptation of one that she created for her blog with Drambuie. No churning required, freezer ice cream, well it’s almost a miracle.

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Lemon-Lavender Hearts coeur a la creme
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Sweet, Creamy and Tangy Dessert Lemon-Lavender Hearts with Lemon Curd

The lavender season may be over for another year in Provence, but the locally-grown citrus will be available shortly. Perhaps these Lemon-Lavender Hearts (Coeur à la Crème au Citron et Lavande) are the perfect dessert to bridge the gap between seasons in the South of France. The combination of sweet lemon curd and cream cheese blended into a delicious finish to any meal.

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Sunken Pear Cake Versunkener Apfelkuchen
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

What to do with all those Pears? Make Sunken Pear Cake

It is a funny thing when you start to think about how recipes change and evolve. My grandmother almost never followed a recipe, yet her Christmas cake never failed her…mine is a different story. Kuchen is the German word for cake, and this recipe for Sunken Pear Cake is David’s slight …

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Angel Food Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Egg Whites and Angel Food Cake with Citrus Sauce

Angel Food Cake is not a French creation. Although French chefs cannot claim the invention of this white sponge cake, they have always worked with the essential ingredients: stiff egg whites, cream of tartar, cake flour, and sugar. Stiffly, beaten egg whites are the key to the delicate light texture of souffles

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Coconut Saffron Shrimp Curry
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Elegant Saffron Shrimp Curry with Coconut Our New Comfort Food

This curry is full of flavour but mild when it comes to heat. Once you start cooking, you can have the savoury saffron shrimp on the table in under 30-minutes.

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Easy Zucchini Tuna Appetizer Zucchini and Tuna Rolls
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Fresh and Easy Zucchini Tuna Rolls Appetizer

This appetizer recipe is from Il Cucchiaio d’Argento. Thin zucchini strips are “stuffed” with easily found ingredients, canned tuna, capers, cheese. The result is pretty and tasty.

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Fresh Market White Asparagus Gratin @Cocoa&Lavender
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

White Asparagus Gratin a Seasonal Recipe to Celebrate Spring

During spring months in Provence, it is common to find fresh white and green asparagus in local markets, and the perfect excuse to make a white asparagus gratin. In Germany, this particular season has a name: Spargelzeit. This phrase really just means “asparagus time”, but it sounds so poetic in German. …

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White Chocolate Mousse Strawberry Sauce Dessert
David Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Special Dessert White Chocolate Mousse with Strawberry Sauce

Bunny opened my eyes to books, art, travel and slightly exotic (for me, at the time) flavours. Sadly, I had to say goodbye to this beautiful friend in December as a tribute I created this sweet dessert an elegant White Chocolate Mousse in her honour.

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Goat Cheese Chèvre Mushroom Tartlets 
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

These Chèvre and Mushroom Tartlets are a Crowd Pleaser

The base for these Chèvre and Mushroom Tartlets is versatile. Recently, I decided to experiment with the filling as the crust could not be easier to make. Using the same ingredients for the dough, I created a savoury filling using fresh goat cheese, Parmigiano-Reggiano and mushrooms. Serve these tasty bites with a chilled rosé or white wine, and this might just become your go-to appetizer recipe!

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