Hearty Winter Stew Grillade Aigriada Saint Gilloise
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For a Hearty Winter Stew try Grillade Saint Gilloise

A slow-cooked meat stew, Grillade Saint-Gilloise, might be the perfect winter recipe. A hearty meat dish, this recipe typically includes beef or bull (taureau) chuck, onions, anchovy fillets, and capers. Sometimes called agrillade, aigriade, in Arles broufade, in Provencal broufado.  The key to this recipe is the long marinating time. …

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Winter Dinner Menu 2022
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

French Flavours a Winter Menu with Acquiesce Wines

We asked Susan Tipton of  Acquiesce Winery to curate our Winter Menu for 2022. She selected three French recipes (starter, main course, and dessert) and paired them with a selection of Acquiesce wines. This winter menu highlights the flavours of France along with California wine pairings. If you live in …

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Cycling and a Fig and Almond Cake
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A Sweet Fig and Almond Cake

Life here is never boring, and sometimes, even the simplest of things takes a twist, which leaves us wondering how we manage to get through a day without some disaster, or another. However, the sweet reward of a fig and almond cake makes everything better. On Saturday, we headed out …

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Roast Chicken Mediterranean Twist with colatura di alici
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Roast Chicken with a Mediterranean Twist

Once again, I am playing with a recipe from The NY Times. They had a roast chicken recipe that I liked… well, sort of. Honestly, it sounded like a mess on a plate, and I really like to present things with great eye appeal and great flavour. Well, that and …

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Mirabeau Festive Gin Fizz
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A Festive Gin Fizz Cocktail for the Holidays

Get into the festive spirit (pun intended!) with this delicious cocktail featuring Mirabeau Dry Gin! A holiday cocktail is a perfect way to enjoy some time spent with your loved ones. Enjoy this sweet and lightly spiced beverage as a way to celebrate one of the most festive times of …

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Making Bûche de Noël
Christmas & HolidayDessertProvencal RecipesTasteVirginie Van Der Wees

Bûche de Noël: A French Christmas Recipe

History of the Bûche de Noël The log is generally eaten on December 24, during the Christmas meal. The cake was born around 1870. Several pastry chefs are fighting over paternity. But it seems they had the idea at the same time for a cake roll that looks like a …

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Mont Ventoux AOC Vineyards
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Mont Ventoux AOC Vineyards Discover the Wines

Harvest or vendanges for wineries in the Ventoux usually takes place between the end of August and the last part of September. For those who don’t know this wine region, AOC Ventoux (Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée) is a vast area in the southern Rhône with over 150 wineries. And it’s a …

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Mistletoe Martini Holiday Cocktail
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Mistletoe Martini a Holiday Cocktail Toast

Sharing a drink with friends or family is one of the best parts of the holidays. Plus, the cool winter air gives way to more robust flavours that pair perfectly with a roasting fire, Christmas carols, and gently falling snow. Enjoy this fabulous, lightly sweet cocktail on your own or …

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Galette Provençale a Traditional Holiday Recipe
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Galette Provençale a Holiday Dessert Recipe

Discover the Galette Provençale If you don’t have a galette variation in your country, you can very well make it yourself. While you cook, the children in the family can have fun making wreaths. It really is a very festive time. Moreover, this cake really encourages conviviality, between friends and/or …

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Mulled Rosé Wine Recipe
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The Best Mulled Rosé Wine Recipe

Mulled wine is a fantastic warm drink to enjoy on a cool winter’s eve. Plan to visit a Provencal Christmas market for a rush of holiday spirit. The mulled wine vendor is usually easy to spot, as there are patrons standing around enjoying a hot mug.  If you’re looking for …

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