Spagetti Truffle Hunt Pasta
François de MélogueMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Truffle Hunt Pasta Spaghetti with Eggs

Inspiration for Truffle Hunt Pasta! This recipe for a Spaghetti with Eggs is easy to make. And, the ingredients do not overpower the flavour of the truffles.

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Recipes for Figs Jam
Jemma - French LessonsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipes for Figs: Jam, Tarts and Too Much of a Good Thing

This really is a Côte d’Azur heartache. When their fig tree produced fruit in huge quantities the whole family indulged in the bounty. Sadly, Jemma found out the hard way that too many figs, fig jam, fig tarts are not a good thing, in her case. The summer Philippe decided …

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Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

What Wine to Serve with Veal? Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc

Bien sûr! Well, it might not seem that obvious. When I was trying to think what I should make to pair with today’s wine – an un-oaked Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc from Château des Fines Roches – I looked at a list of suggested foods and nothing felt right. Pork. Chicken. Seafood. …

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Provencal Olive Oil Harvest
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Gaining an Understanding of Provencal Olive Oil

Provence Olives and Olive Oil The Provencal climate is ideal for olive trees, grapevines and other drought-resistant crops. Olive trees thought to have originated in Northern Africa grow readily in countries bordering the Mediterranean. The olive branch has long been a symbol of peace and abundance. Cuisine and religion unite …

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Chocolate Sea Salt Shortbread Sablé Fleur de Sel
Cakes & CookiesDessertGuest PostProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Chocolate Sea Salt Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Sablés with Fleur de Sel. Shortbread is called sablé because the texture is a little crumbly like sand. Warning! This delicious cookie a combination of dark chocolate and sea salt might be hard to keep around your kitchen for very long.

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Provencal Poischichade Easy Appetizers
AppetizerFrançois de MélogueProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Poischichade and Other Easy Appetizers

This summer when we were in Provence visiting family and pre-planning for our group tour, I noticed a developing trend for appetizers. The traditional black olive tapenade is of course always present. However, there is a movement to use alternative ingredients to create hummus-like dips, I call these spreads ades. …

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Veal Cordon Bleu Recipe
BeefDavid Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Veal Cordon Bleu Recipe and a History Lesson

Veal Cordon Bleu sounds French right? Of course, cordon bleu is French but we only recently discovered the origin of the term. According to Larousse Gastronomique, the cordon bleu was originally a wide blue ribbon worn by members of the highest order of knighthood,

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Candied fruits at Lilimand Confiseur at L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
Caroline LongstaffeLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Sweet Treats the Candied Fruit Makers in Provence

What is Candied Fruit? Don’t ask your nutritionist’s permission when it comes to candied fruit. The answer is obviously yes. The process of converting fresh fruit to a crystallized version takes lots of time and even more sugar syrup. Sometimes referred to as fruit glacé in France. The Arabs brought …

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Provencal Daube Lamb Stew Côte du Rhône Wine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Daube Lamb Stew with Côte du Rhône Wine

A Provencal daube is like most stews, easy to prepare and best if left to cook slowly for a long period until the meat is tender.

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French-Style Apple Tarts
DessertMirabeau WinesPies & TartsTaste: Food & Drink

Individual French-Style Apple Tarts

The smell of apple tarts baking in your kitchen is a temptation enough, but these individual pastries in the pretty flower pattern… Well, it takes a lot of willpower to resist.

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