Cork Trees Wine Cork Oaks
Jill BarthTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Understanding How a Wine Cork Gets from a Tree to Your Bottle

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: The cork wine stopper is synonymous with preservation – not only of the wine in the bottle but of a way of life for cork farmers and the natural ecosystem of the forest. The process has been the same for generations because the system is a sustainable …

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House of Cookies Pancakes-petit-dejeuner restaurant-aix-en-provence
AixcentricRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

American Favourites for Lunch at the House of Cookies in Aix-en-Provence

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: Some days ago, I read this comment on Aixcentric: “In your very comprehensive survey of Aix restaurants, I couldn’t find any mention of House of Cookies, rue Boulegon (but maybe it’s just my mistake!) It’s a lovely place, American vintage-oriented, and the owner, Laetitia, makes the …

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Seared Sea Scallops Cauliflower Purée
Ashley TinkerFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Seared Sea Scallops and Cauliflower Purée a Recipe

Completing a DIY home renovation in Provence is not necessarily for every couple. Ashley and Robin made their house transformation look easy. Now, with some time on their hands, they can enjoy their kitchen and entertain friends. This recipe for seared sea scallops on a cauliflower purée could be served …

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Provencal Fish Soup Recipe
Ashley TinkerFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Make Provencal Fish Soup From Scratch It’s Worth it

Deciding to make dinner for a large group takes courage. Deciding to create a menu based around a tradition Provencal fish soup, and making the whole thing from scratch is just a little bit crazy, but the results are delicious. Chefs in France take their trade seriously, so it is not surprising that a Marseille -based group decided that this iconic dish required some specific ingredients and serving methodology, hence the Bouillabaisse Charter. A real Marseille bouillabaisse

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Market Strawberries Provence @PerfProvence
AixcentricDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

It’s Strawberry Season in Provence a Recipe to Celebrate

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric: The new fraises garriguettes have arrived in Aix and my goodness are they good! Some years ago, La Provence published a recipe for a tiramisu with raspberries but I’ve found strawberries are just as delicious, and this is now a firm favourite. Tiramisu aux Fraises Ingredients: …

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International Rosé Day
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

An International Rosé Day is Launched from Provence

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: There’s yet another reason to celebrate rosé (and, of course, drink it!). The brainchild of Valérie Rousselle, owner of Châteaux Roubine and Sainte Béatrice, Provence now has its own International Rosé Day. Beginning June 22, 2018, Friday of June will be designated as the day …

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Smoky Cinnamon Salmon Mushroom Lentils
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Mid-Week Meal in Minutes Smoky Cinnamon Salmon with Mushroom Lentils

This recipe for Smoky Cinnamon Salmon with Mushroom Lentils is a mid-week “go-to” favourite for many reasons, but the first is it can be made in under 30-minutes. The second reason is one of my favourite spices is Spanish smoked paprika, known in Spain as pimentón. Although you can use regular paprika or Espelette pepper (Piment d’Espelette) from the Pays Basque in France,

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Clafoutis aux Cerises Recipe Ginger Nutmeg
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Life is a Bowl of Cherries a Recipe for Clafoutis from Provence

A clafoutis with eggs and seasonal cherries is a very easy recipe to make. You leave the cherry pits in the fruit, otherwise they will change the colour of the desert.

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salt and pepper calamari
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Salt and Pepper Calamari a Spicy Appetizer

Sometimes a sampling of little bites makes for a  more interesting evening than a single main course. The Spanish have this perfected with their culinary tradition of tapas and pintxos. We decided quite a while a go to celebrate the New Year (on Paris time) and to do so by tasting our way around the world, in small bites. This year was no different. The seafood themed plates started with skewered shrimp and ended with Salt and Pepper Calamari.

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Wild mushrooms Tastes of Provence @PerfProvence
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup in Under an Hour

Never trust anyone who doesn’t like soup. Whether your preference is hot, cold, spicy, creamy, chunky or smooth there are thousands of possible variations on this dish that requires a spoon. This Cream of Mushroom Soup will satisfy those who like their soup warm, fresh and delicious.

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