Duck Thighs Roasted Olives Tomatoes Cooking Classes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Duck Thighs Roasted in Olives and Tomatoes

At least once a year we head to the Jean Martin Boutique in Maussane-les-Alpilles for a cooking class. The Ateliers de Cusine are short workshop-style classes which last for two and a half (2 1/2) hours. The menus change roughly every two months, but the class format is always the …

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Lemon-Frosted Pistachio Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Lemon-Frosted Pistachio Cake for Dessert

To bringing a course for the meal that related to our interpretation of the song. My contribution was this delicious Lemon-Frosted Pistachio Cake, a recipe by food writer, author and chef Nigel Slater.

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Artichokes Barigoule Provencal Bistro
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Artichokes Barigoule a Provencal Bistro Classic

Provencal Bistro Classic We stumbled across the Bistrot du Paradou quite by hazard, on one of our drives around the Alpilles villages. It turns out that we were quite naive with regards to this restaurant’s gastronomic reputation and its loyal fan base. We now understand just how lucky we were …

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Steak Chocolat Sauce Recipe Steak au Chocolate
BeefDavid Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Steak au Chocolat a Sauce Recipe for Friends

This chocolate-based sauce for the steak adds a slightly decadent finish to the grilled meat. The sauce worked well in a pairing with the Hermitage La Petite Chapelle (2012) from Paul Jaboulet-Aîné, a red wine from the Northern Rhône Valley.

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Winter Dinner Party Menu 2020
Holiday MenusProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Winter Dinner Party Menu from Provence

A Winter Gathering with Friends Generally, we head back to Los Angeles for the winter months, but my culinary heart remains tied to France. The flavours of Provence inspired the following winter dinner party menu. These three dishes will warm your insides, serve with some delicious French wine and the …

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Winter Dinner Party Menu Roasted Pears with Crème Anglaise
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Roasted Pears with Crème Anglaise for Dessert

Pears are a fruit that is well-suited to desserts like this one with Roasted Pears and Crème Anglaise.

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Salmon Wellington en Crôute
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Salmon Wellington – Salmon en Crôute

My variation on Salmon Wellington en Crôute includes other seafood (sole, scallops and shrimp), it was “born” out of necessity when we lived in Maine. Over the years, I have lightened-up the recipe ingredients a bit.

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Winter Dinner Party Menu Warm Salad Roasted Leeks
Provencal RecipesSaladTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Warm Salad Roasted Leeks, Edamame and Cheese

We served this dish as a side at Thanksgiving. However, it also works well as a starter course. Begin your dinner party with a warm salad of roasted leeks with edamame, fresh herbs, parmesan and mozzarella. Join us in May for the Pitcher & Powell culinary adventure in Provence, where …

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Creamy Mushroom Chestnut Soup
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Creamy Mushroom and Chestnut Soup for Fall Weather

Luckily, this recipe for Creamy Mushroom and Chestnut Soup is so delicious it has stopped my brown food colour rant in its tracks.

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Winter Dinner Party Menu Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank (Souris d'Agneau)
LambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank (Souris d’Agneau)

Slow-cooked lamb (agneau) dishes are typical on menus in Provence. You see sheep herds grazing in farmers fields or often free-range in the hills of the Alpilles, Luberon, Var and Haute Alpes de Provence.

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