Almond tarts with red berries (Tartes Amandine aux fruits rouges)
DessertGuest PostPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Almond Tarts with Red Berries (Tartes Amandine aux fruits rouges)

If you enjoy the almond flavour of the Galettes des Rois (a traditional holiday recipe in France) but find it a bit too rich, here is an alternative with a twist. Almond cream can also be used in tarts to make our Tartes Bourdaloue or in tartlets for our Amandines. …

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Spring Dinner Menu Paris French Menu 2021
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste: Food & Drink

A Spring Dinner Menu from Paris Part-Time

Chef, author, and part-time resident of Paris, Lisa Baker Morgan agreed to curate our Spring Menu. She brings together three (3) recipes that celebrate the best of spring flavours, including asparagus, morels and strawberries. Start your evening with a cocktail, perhaps a glass of French champagne or one of these …

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French Bakeries Boulanger Aix-en-Provence
AixcentricTaste: Food & Drink

French Bakeries Visiting a Boulanger in Aix-en-Provence

Susan and Sam Gish went on a magical tour of Au Pavé du Roy: Artisan Patissier Chocolatier Boulanger Glacier Traiteur in Aix-en-Provence. Our rendez-vous was with Mme Laurence Campanella, who is the 3rd generation owner of the shop. She invited us to come on a morning in October, and we …

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A Classic French Cheese Soufflé Recipe
Provencal RecipesStarter CourseTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

A Classic French Cheese Soufflé Recipe

A French cheese soufflé was part of a menu that I created for a virtual cooking class. The class Fusion Vegetarian Menu Inspired by My Travels in France and Morocco! included a delicious line-up of dishes. The menu included four vegetarian courses: a classic Cheese Soufflé, Grilled Moroccan Vegetable Kabobs, …

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Fougasse with Sweet Onions, Olives and Anchovies
BreadsMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Fougasse with Sweet Onions, Olives and Anchovies

Today, the border between France and Italy runs for 515 kilometres (320 miles) through mountainous terrain. However, prior to the 1860 Treaty of Turin, the border was much more fluid and so were the culinary traditions. Fougasse is a type of French flatbread from the Provence region; a bit like Provence’s …

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Chocolate and Raspberry Towers
French Cooking ClassesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Online Cooking Classes with International Recipes

After the pandemic hit in 2020, I began doing Zoom demos of my favourite international recipes. The classes include a selection of French, Moroccan and Italian dishes. I quickly realized that it was a great way to stay connected with the culinary world and clients of Pitcher & Powell who …

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Easy Salmon with Sun-dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Easy Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato and Olive Tapenade

Seafood is popular in France, with over half of all French residents purchasing the fish either fresh or frozen from their local grocery store. Salmon is a bright and flavourful fish that goes well with a variety of flavours. This robust dish features tangy sun-dried tomatoes coupled with a delicious …

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Grenache Gris Grape Varietal
Elizabeth GabayTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Grenache Gris a Versatile Ancient Grape Varietal

I have started to note a pattern emerging in my tasting notes during the past couple of years, which shows just how much I love Grenache Gris white wines. I love their richness, texture and structure. But I also noted how few of these wines, in their purest form, are …

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Warm Chocolate Tart Dessert
DessertFrançois de MéloguePies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Warm Chocolate Tart for Dessert

This past weekend I made my favourite dessert of all-time; a seductively simple warm chocolate tart that I first encountered at Joel Robuchon’s restaurant in Paris many years ago. It is a rich and decadent dessert, with a silky-smooth custard-like chocolate filling that truly has no peers. The first time …

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Food Favourites Recipes Provence
Guest PostProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

5 of the Best Provencal Recipes Inspired by Southern France

Looking for authentic cuisine? Are you a big fan of France? If you said “yes” to both of these, then read on! Of all the places in the world, France is well-known for its various cuisines that many curious foodies and tourists want to get their hands on right now. …

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