Drôme Provencal Map Google 2023
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersTaste

The Drome Provencale 6 Food Specialties Tastes Worth Trying

The Drôme Provençale, despite the name and the Mediterranean landscapes, is technically part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and not Provence. As a result of its natural setting, the Drôme Provençale has several food specialties that intersect the culinary boundary between the South and North. Below we highlight the six (6) …

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cremoso de mote
David Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTasteVegetarian

Wheat Berry Risotto with Vegetables a Vegetarian Main Course

This recipe for Cremoso de Mote is my soft wheat berry risotto variation. It is a dish that we ate twice while visiting Easter Island in 2019. Soft wheat berries (trigo mote) are cooked risotto-style, then sautéed vegetables are added. I didn’t get an exact recipe from the chef, but …

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Black Truffles in Provence
Keith Van SickleLocal Food ProducersTaste

Richerenches, The Truffle Capital of the World or at Least Provence

The black truffle season has begun, thrilling chefs the world over. Black truffles are one of the culinary delicacies of France, and their pungent, earthy taste enlivens many a plate. One classic dish is scrambled eggs with truffles, a simple recipe that lets the flavour of the truffles shine through. …

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Provencal Winter Menu 2024
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTasteWinter in Provence

Chef’s Dinner Menu Provencal Winter Recipes to Impress Your Guests

For several years, Chef Burnell called the Var department home. While in the area, she made it her mission to scout out the most delicious and nutritious ingredients grown in the Var gardens of Provence. Perfect for winter entertaining, Chef Burnell’s dinner menu highlights ingredients from the region (almonds, oysters, …

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moroccan spiced zucchini and chèvre tart
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste

Zucchini and Chèvre Tart with Moroccan Flavours

We travelled through Morocco with friends staying in unique and beautiful riads along the way. However, it was the first trip we’ve taken in almost 30 years that didn’t include working kitchens. Cooking with local ingredients is one of my joys when travelling, and on this trip, I learned I …

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Delicious Winter Salad Pears
Maison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Try this Delicious Winter Salad with Pears

This easy winter salad is a fun way to bring new flavours to your plate in the cold months. Mixed lettuces, broccoli, and pears should all be easy to find in the grocery store now, making an excellent salad combination. The sweet fruit works with the tangy (lemon, balsamic) dressing …

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Winter Vineyard in Provence
Maison Mirabeau WinesTasteWines and Spirits of ProvenceWinter in Provence

Why Winter at our Vineyard in Provence is Busy

Come December and January; it’s wintertime at Domaine Mirabeau. Even if we are in Provence and the days are generally quite warm here, the nights are chilly and drop to sub-zero temperatures. The trees and vines have lost their last leaves. While it’s time for nature to sleep and repose …

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Delicious Spiced Gin Punch
DrinksMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Delicious Spiced Gin Punch Drinks for the Holidays

Christmas punch is not typically Provencal, but as cocktails have become more commonplace in France, it’s time to celebrate with a festive punch recipe from Lindsay’s Feast. What better way to celebrate the Christmas holidays than with a spiced gin punch? Make the base for this cocktail with all the …

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Make Galette des Rois
Cakes & CookiesChristmas & HolidayDessertFrançois de MélogueProvencal RecipesTaste

How to Make a Galette des Rois the French King’s Cake

January 6th, or Epiphany, is the day we eat the delicious Galette des Rois or King’s Cake in France. As a sweetener, parents (or the pastry shop) hide a small figurine sandwiched among the warm rum-scented layers of frangipane (almond cream) and puff pastry. The figurine, also known as a …

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Kumquat Bitter Orange and Chocolate Tartlets in a Chocolate Crust
Chef Burnell ShivelyDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste

Bitter Orange and Chocolate Tartlets a Dessert Worth the Effort

My dessert (below) for Kumquat Bitter Orange Tartlets in a Chocolate Crust is a crowd-pleaser. The chocolate fans will love the crust, and anyone who appreciates citrus desserts will ask for second helpings. While making the crust and the bitter orange curd is a little involved, the result is worth …

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