Food at Atelier Paul Cézanne
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLocal Food ProducersTaste

MPG2021 Gourmet Summer Dinners in Unusual Locations

Recognizing the importance of gastronomic tourism as a travel segment, Provence Tourism launched a food-focused celebration two years ago. Marseille Provence Gastronomie (MPG2019) was an incredible series of events including local markets, cooking demonstrations and even a record-breaking cooking class led by Michelin starred chefs. Building on the previous success, …

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Fried Squash Blossoms with Fontina
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste

Delicious Fried Squash Blossoms with Fontina

Taking away the flowers of some plants makes them stronger and happier. Basil, for instance, will branch and provide you with much more pesto fodder if you make sure it never blooms. However, when we take away a zucchini blossom to stuff, fry, and eat, will it mean more zucchini …

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Strawberries and Cream with Rosé Gin Jelly
DessertFlans, PuddingsMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Strawberries and Cream with Rosé Gin Jelly

This strawberry dessert couldn’t be more Provencal and more Mirabeau if it tried! We hope you enjoy creating this Provençal twist on a classic English recipe. Perfect for balmy Summer evenings. We used the first of the season’s Gariguette strawberries from the Domaine ‘potager’ vegetable garden. Gariguette is an old …

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Quiche Basics French Classics
François de MélogueLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

Quiche Basics: Mastering the French Classic

Although not typically Provencal, quiche is definitely French. You find variations of this savoury tart in most bakeries, grocery stores and many lunch menus. The Quiche Lorraine is indeed the classic version, originating from the northeastern region of France. Any quiche recipe starts with eggs, cream, and (usually) cheese. After …

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Domaine viticole du Château La Martinette à Lorgues
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottTasteWines and Spirits of Provence

12 Wineries Grape Reasons to Visit Lorgues Terres de Vins

Why Visit Lorgues? Another agricultural town in the Var might not be on most travel agendas. But, if you love food, wine and history, it should be. Lorgues is a magnificent old Provencal village surrounded by olive groves, wheat fields and wineries – the Lorgues Terres de Vins. Wine is …

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Upside down savoury caponata tart
David Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTasteVegetarian

Leftover Eggplant Make a Savoury Caponata Tart

Recently, I shared my simple vegetable Napoleons with you as a side dish for the goat cheese-stuffed chicken. If you make it, you will probably end up in the same boat as I did: lots of leftover parts — zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, tomatoes. While that sounds like all the …

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Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nut Salsa
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nut Salsa

Throughout the holidays, we watched a lot of “feel good” movies. That is code for RomComs, chick flicks, Hallmark, Lifetime, and Disney fare… you get the idea. Whenever we get to this time of year, we put a moratorium on anything that might tax our brains, souls, or hearts. Nothing …

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Sandwich Crocus de Nîmes
Guest PostLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

Saffron Makes this Sandwich from Nîmes Unique

The following recipe comes from a loyal reader and resident of Nîmes. There are many reasons to visit Nîmes, but finding a restaurant that serves this delicious sandwich might be one more. Thank you Gilles Deschamps for sharing the recipe for Crocus de Nîmes with us. The sandwich is a …

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Cod Fish Steamed in Spinach Leaves, Basil Ratatouille, White Wine Cream Sauce
Cook'n with ClassFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Steamed Cod Fish with Basil Ratatouille

Easy to prepare, cod is a white fish with a mild flavour that is perfect to pair with bright, colourful vegetables. This dish is an excellent addition to some rice or pasta or great served on its own. We made a traditional Provencal ratatouille as a side dish, the recipe …

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Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Red Pepper Purée
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste

Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken and a Zoom Dinner

Not to dwell on the realities of 2020, but we had to get creative about seeing friends, if only virtually. For an international Zoom dinner, one of the guests made a wish for chicken breasts stuffed with herbed goat cheese and vegetable Napoleons on the side. That was a wish …

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