White Côtes du Rhône Wine Pairing with Calamari
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

White Côtes du Rhône Wine Pairing with Calamari

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen for Provence WineZine When Susan and Alex were here in December, we went on a bit of a (wine) shopping spree. Shocking, right? One of the wines we bought was a 2015 Le Caillou from Le Clos du Caillou in the Côtes du Rhône …

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Cagnes sur Mer Chef Francois de Mélogue
Ashley TinkerTaste: Food & Drink

Chef Francois de Mélogue Visits the Côte d’Azur

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker:  A Guest Post by Chef and Cookbook Author François de Mélogue. “Cuisine of the Sun cookbook is a savory collection of over 60 classic and reimagined Provençal recipes peppered with anecdotes that will cast a ray of sunshine onto your plate.” This is what happens when …

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Blue Goat Cheese and Pear Timbales @Cocoa&Lavender
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Goat Blue Cheese and Pear Timbales a Light Starter Course

This recipe combines sharp, creamy blue goat cheese and ripe Anjou pears in a lovely savoury flan or timbales. The Anjou pear is also called the Genovian pear (in Italy), and perhaps that is a good example of the transferability of the language of cooking. A timbale in French cuisine is a sweet or savoury, custard-like recipe that is cooked in a cylindrical pan or bottomless dish (flan ring). In Italian, the same dish is called a Timballo.

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Rosé Margarita Cocktails
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Try this Easy Cocktail Recipe: Rosé Margarita

Contributor blog post by Charlie Bullen for Mirabeau Wine: At the moment Margaritas are one of the most popular cocktails going, and when it comes to wine, everyone wants a glass of rosé. Well then, why not mix the two? Oh boy, what a good idea! These delectable Rosé Margaritas are …

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Spicy Carrot Goat Cheese Pâté 
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Spicy Carrot Goat Cheese Pâté a Recipe for those Bits in the Fridge

We all agree that food waste is terrible, and in North America where shopping for many tends to involve large format stores with bulk packaging…often we buy too much. Even if you are a conscious shopper and dedicated cook like David sometimes there end up being some leftover bits in the fridge. Now, in Cocoa & Lavender’s kitchen nothing gets wasted so he created this recipe for spicy carrot goat cheese pâté.

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French croissant breakfast @MargoLestz
Margo LestzTaste: Food & Drink

Learn the History Behind the French Croissant

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: The flaky, buttery croissant is as French as a beret or a baguette, but its roots lie in a seventeenth century Austrian battle. Croissant Origin Legend The legend of the croissant traces this pastry’s ancestry back to the 1683 Battle of Vienna… The city was …

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Madelines French Recipe @ATableenProvence
Cakes & CookiesDessertPaula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Madelines a Classic French Recipe that are Easy to Make

However the reality is many recipes are quick and easy to make including these classic Madelines. Baked off fresh right before serving is best and easy to do. This recipe is courtesy of Daniel Boulud, but I added a little vanilla. I love vanilla

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Dijon Chicken
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Mom’s Dijon Chicken a Dinner Classic in Under 30-Minutes

Every cook needs to have a few “go-to” recipes tucked in their apron. These recipes are the ones that you can make without checking to see if you have the ingredients, you know are delicious, and never fail to impress your guests.

For me, my mother’s Dijon Chicken, a simple baked poultry dish that is ready in under 30-minutes, is a go-to combination.

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Vinisud Montpellier 2018 @ProvenceWineZine
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Changes on the Horizon for Vinisud Destination Paris VinoVision 2019

Contributor blog post by Susan Manfull: Having just wrapped up the 14th Vinisud—which took place from February 18th to 20th in Montpellier—plans were announced for 2019. Next year, Vinisud and VinoVision will join forces with VinoVision, the cool climate wine exhibition. The wine fair will take place from February 10th to …

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Spring 2018 Provencal Dinner Menu
Holiday MenusProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkViktorija Todorovska

Spring Dinner Menu a Collection of Provencal Recipes to Suit the Season

After the cold days of winter, spring arrives with a light touch: green vegetables start to grace the markets and rich foods give way to lighter, zestier dishes. Vibrant colors and flavors excite the palate. The first asparagus spears make beautiful salads, fresh chevre and local breads turn simple salads …

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