French Onion Soup
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French Onion Soup Recipe a Bistro Classic

Imagine a steaming bowl of French onion soup (soupe à l’oignon) with a cheesy gratin topping in a lively Parisian bistro. Today the dish is almost synonymous with the French capital, but it is entirely possible to find this soup on a menu in Provence during the colder winter months. …

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Crispy Salmon and Lemony Risotto
Fish & SeafoodMain CourseMaison Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Crispy Salmon with a Lemony Risotto Recipe

Salmon is a rich-flavoured fish that pairs well with most rosés but immediately came to mind as a fantastic pairing for our La Réserve Rosé as it mirrors some of the essential aromas and flavours of this limited edition wine. Please ensure you source your salmon as sustainably as possible …

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Tarte Tatin aux Pommes
David Scott AllenDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste

Tarte Tatin aux Pommes a French Classic

As you know, I am a big fan of traditional foods. One of my favourites is the Tarte Tatin, an upside-down apple tart. While there are many upside-down tarts and cakes in French cuisine (tartes renversées, gateaux renversés) the one named Tatin is made with apples. The Tarte Tatin was …

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Chicken Black Truffles Mushroom Cream Sauce
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste

Chicken with Black Truffles and a Mushroom Cream Sauce

If you have never tried a dish with fresh black truffles, it’s honestly hard to know what all the fuss is about. Once your tastebuds have made the connection between the earthy aroma and the intense flavour, you begin to comprehend why chefs refer to these fungi as “black diamonds,” …

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Hearty Winter Stew Grillade Aigriada Saint Gilloise
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For a Hearty Winter Stew try Grillade Saint Gilloise

A slow-cooked meat stew, Grillade Saint-Gilloise, might be the perfect winter recipe. A hearty meat dish, this recipe typically includes beef or bull (taureau) chuck, onions, anchovy fillets, and capers. Sometimes called agrillade, aigriade, in Arles broufade, in Provencal broufado.  The key to this recipe is the long marinating time. …

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Winter Dinner Menu 2022
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

French Flavours a Winter Menu with Acquiesce Wines

We asked Susan Tipton of  Acquiesce Winery to curate our Winter Menu for 2022. She selected three French recipes (starter, main course, and dessert) and paired them with a selection of Acquiesce wines. This winter menu highlights the flavours of France along with California wine pairings. If you live in …

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Cycling and a Fig and Almond Cake
Cakes & CookiesDessertJulie WhitmarshProvencal RecipesTaste

A Sweet Fig and Almond Cake

Life here is never boring, and sometimes, even the simplest of things takes a twist, which leaves us wondering how we manage to get through a day without some disaster, or another. However, the sweet reward of a fig and almond cake makes everything better. On Saturday, we headed out …

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Roast Chicken Mediterranean Twist with colatura di alici
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste

Roast Chicken with a Mediterranean Twist

Once again, I am playing with a recipe from The NY Times. They had a roast chicken recipe that I liked… well, sort of. Honestly, it sounded like a mess on a plate, and I really like to present things with great eye appeal and great flavour. Well, that and …

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Mirabeau Festive Gin Fizz
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A Festive Gin Fizz Cocktail for the Holidays

Get into the festive spirit (pun intended!) with this delicious cocktail featuring Mirabeau Dry Gin! A holiday cocktail is a perfect way to enjoy some time spent with your loved ones. Enjoy this sweet and lightly spiced beverage as a way to celebrate one of the most festive times of …

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Making Bûche de Noël
Christmas & HolidayDessertProvencal RecipesTasteVirginie Van Der Wees

Bûche de Noël: A French Christmas Recipe

History of the Bûche de Noël The log is generally eaten on December 24, during the Christmas meal. The cake was born around 1870. Several pastry chefs are fighting over paternity. But it seems they had the idea at the same time for a cake roll that looks like a …

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