Salted Almond Praline Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Salted Almond Praline Cake

Although it’s entirely possible to find trees growing in the wild, almonds are cultivated in Provence. This recipe for Salted Almond Praline Cake is a basic cake mix with a crunchy sweet topping. I know that I promised not to make another almond dessert, but who could resist this delicious …

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Northern Rhône Wines Condrieu
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Northern Rhône Wines a Tasting Road Trip

Northern Rhône Wines Along with vintage, cépage (grapes), producer, a geographic tag is attached to Rhône Valley wines. The northern section stretches 65 kilometres (40 miles) running from Vienne to Valence. Wines from the Southern Rhône are part of the production in Provence. When it comes to wine, there is …

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Mirabeau Recipe Pink Pancakes Poolside
Lunchtime MealsMirabeau WinesProvencal Recipes

Recipe for Pink Pancakes Inspired by Provencal Rosé

Who doesn’t love crepes, pancakes and waffles? The following recipe for pink pancakes is sure to bring out the little kid inside. Ok, there is a decadent element to pancakes smothered in butter and coated liberally with maple syrup. However, this recipe is much healthier with the addition of beetroot …

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Pork Rillettes Classic French Recipe
AppetizerFrançois de MélogueProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pork Rillettes are a Classic French Recipe

By definition, pork rillettes are made using a preservation method similar to duck confit. The pork is seasoned, then slow-cooked submerged in fat and cooked at a grandmotherly pace for several hours. Afterward, the pork is shredded and packed into sterile containers, covered in a thin veneer of fat and …

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Summer Soup Blueberry Lavender
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Cold Summer Soup with Blueberry and Lavender

There are some ingredients that remind you of a place you’ve been or, in this case, a place you lived. The state of Maine is one of those places with its fabulous seafood – lobster, clams and Gulf-of-Maine shrimp. Summer eating in this coastal state is all about lobster roll …

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Recipe Chicken Tagine Green Olives and Preserved Lemon
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for Chicken Tagine with Green Olives and Preserved Lemon

Cocoa and Lavender reached a milestone 10th birthday in February – 10 years and over 500 recipes published. At the beginning, I had no idea what to write. I had never taken a food photo, not even surreptitiously in a restaurant. I didn’t have a clue about how blogs work. …

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Red Wine Blend Gigondas Provence
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Red Wine Blend from Gigondas and Grilled Kebabs

Wine and food pairing is always an art and rarely a science. Hot spice, acid (citrus, vinegar) and alcohol content are strange tablemates. I decided to pair grilled lamb kebabs with a Domaine de la Jaufrette red wine blend from Gigondas. The meal was a success, the recipe is easy, …

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Raspberry Gin Panna Cotta
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Raspberry Gin Panna Cotta Recipe

This Raspberry Gin Panna Cotta recipe comes from the kitchen of Jane Lewis, the founder of Baked by Jane. She developed this hybrid panna cotta – trifle recipe using our Mirabeau rosé gin.

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Dessert Moroccan Almond Cigars
Cakes & CookiesDessertProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

For Dessert Moroccan Almond Cigars a Sweet Treat

Moroccan Almond Cigars or Cigares Marocains aux Amandes (in French) are crunchy, sticky, sweet and delicious!

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