Restaurants Haut-Var
Guest PostRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Provence Living Top Picks for Restaurants in the Haut-Var

Sadly, restaurant meals do not always live up to our expectations for service, food quality, price and ambiance. We asked Susana Iwase Hanson the founder of Provence Living for her top picks for restaurants in the Haut-Var. Why Visit Haut-Var The Haut-Var is filled with striking scenery, hilltop villages and plenty …

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Spicy Tuna Burgers
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Spicy Tuna Burgers a BBQ Treat

In Provence, it is quite common to see fresh tuna displayed on a fishmonger’s stand. So what to do with that fresh catch? Of course, there is the classic Salad Niçoise (click here for recipes) or light up the grill and enjoy the Asian flavours in this recipe for Spicy Tuna Burgers. “Most …

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Blue Cheese Fig Tart
David Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Blue Cheese Fig Tart Made Two Different Ways

If you are a fan of figs, you know that their season is short, and when figs are ripe, they are not going to last long. So, when the beautiful, sweet bounty presented itself, it was time to make Blue Cheese Fig Tart.

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Olive Oil Cake Recipe
Cakes & CookiesDessertGuest PostProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Lemon Olive Oil Cake Recipe

This guest post comes to us from Berlin (and Madrid)! Vlada Migas is a pastry chef and the voice behind the tempting recipes on her blog Cook for Soul. “I enjoy feeding people with tasty desserts and sharing my cooking stories with them. Recently upgraded my skills with alternative dieting …

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Le Pistou Cookery School Uzès Blue Cheese Tarte Soleil
AppetizerProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Walnut, Blue Cheese Tarte Soleil an Appetizer Recipe

A  traditional soft bread found in Provence – fougasse – is the inspiration for the walnut and blue cheese tarte soleil (a puff-pastry tart) recipe. The tart is best served hot or at room temperature. Petra Carter, the founder of le Pistou Cookery School in Uzès, made this version with cheese and walnuts. However, you can adjust the fillings to suit your taste, or what you have on hand.

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Clafoutis aux Courgettes
Lunchtime MealsPesto & PistouProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Clafoutis aux Courgettes a Savoury Vegetarian Casserole

The following recipe for a clafoutis aux courgettes (zucchini casserole),  turns a traditional Provencal dessert into a savoury dish that is suitable for vegetarians. You can experiment with the fillings, depending on what is available, or in Jackie’s case growing in your garden.

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Le Pistou Cookery School Uzès Baked Ratatouille Tian
Provencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Baked Ratatouille Tian Recipe Le Pistou Uzès

This recipe for a baked ratatouille tian combines layers of summer (estival) vegetables in an earthenware dish. You can vary the ingredients depending on what is available. This version of a traditional, Provencal side-dish comes from the kitchen at le Pistou Cookery School in Uzès.

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Quince Almond Tarte Tatin Quince Market
Agathe ForestDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Fall Tart Quince Almond Tarte Tatin

This quince almond tarte tatin (tatin aux coings et aux amandes) is a fall dessert that celebrates the slow-ripening fruit. It’s a bit of work to peel quince, but you will be pleased with the sweet end result.

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Pâté Recipe Pork and Chicken Livers
AppetizerProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pâté Recipe with Pork and Chicken Livers

This recipe from the kitchen of Anne Challier is really a French cuisine classic. Pâté fois de volaille is easy to make in advance and perfect for an appetizer or a picnic.

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Rosé Royale Cocktail
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Try this Rosé Royale for a Festive Cocktail

Rosé Royale is a cocktail recipe created for Mirabeau Wine by Lizzie King (the creator of Lizzie Loves Healthy). She created this pink-hued drink (with our rosé) and just enough bubbles to toast any occasion with good friends.

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