Seared Duck Breast
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Seared Duck Breast with Clementine-Pomegranate Beurre Blanc

Seared duck breast is quick and easy to cook. The meat is seared on high-temperature for about 5 minutes a side, then allowed to rest. However, the trick with duck is to create just the right sauce – fruity, savoury, wine or port. The inspiration for this recipe comes from Christmas flavours (citrus and pomegranate) and colours, and I served it for good friends during the holidays.

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Lemon Ricotta Cake luisa loiusa cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Lemon Ricotta Cake Inspired by Flavours of the South

In our house, this dessert is named after our friend Luisa and inspired by Louisa’s Cake from Castellina in Chianti. The tangy combination of lemon zest and fresh ricotta are a terrific balance with sweet apple and raspberry jam. Take a look at the original post “Heard it From a …

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Duck Red Wine Pairing Chateau La Mascaronne
David Scott AllenProvence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Duck and Château La Mascaronne a Wine Pairing made for Friends

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine: It has been literally years since Susan and I shared a meal and a bottle of wine… or some number of bottles of wine, if we are going to be honest. But, in the beginning of December, she and her daughter …

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Galettes de Crabe Crab Cakes
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Crab Cakes and Provencal Vermentino a Recipe for Galettes de Crabe 

Aromas are a funny thing. Almost like those dreams you are sure you will remember in the morning and then don’t, a scent can transport you to another place and time. In his blog post, “Recipes and Remembrance” David talks about a restaurant — Le Bec-Fin — that was once …

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Roasted Chicken Fennel Clementines
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Roasted Chicken Ottolenghi Style with Fennel and Clementines

David prepared this dish the when we met in California. It is best to marinade the chicken in advance (preferably overnight) to get the most out of the delicious combination of fennel, citrus and ouzo. The recipe comes from David’s copy of Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook Jerusalem. Chicken with Fennel and Clementines is …

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Lemon Lavender Cornmeal Cake Olive OIl Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Lemon Lavender Buttermilk Cornmeal Olive Oil Cake a Sweet Finish

This quick bread has all the tasty elements of Provence – a bit of citrus, a hint of lavender and flavourful olive oil. The inspiration for this sweet lemon, lavender cake comes from a recipe by Nicole Riegl

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Cookies Christmas Croquants with Vin Cuit
Christmas & HolidayDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Croquants – Croquets a Provencal Christmas Dessert Recipe

This crunchy little cookie biscuit is the French version of the Italian Biscotti or Biscotto. Delightfully good served with your favourite tea or coffee or let’s be honest completely on their own.

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Seafood Holiday Menu Christmas Holiday Menu 2017
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Seafood Holiday Menu for the Christmas Season

As you have probably gathered, we like to entertain; we love having friends and family around our table. Any occasion is a great reason to try a new recipe or return to that one that never fails. December festivities are an excuse to pull out the china, the fancy wine …

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Provencal Braised Chicken Cannellini Beans
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Braised Chicken with Cannellini Beans and Chard

David to turn on his oven to make this Provencal Braised Chicken. The chard and cannellini beans alongside the chicken make for a colourful dish that will have your tastebuds thinking of Tuscany or Provence.

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