Summer Lunch Provence Menu
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Summer Lunch in Provence a Menu for Friends

I  am deeply moved by Jean-Andre Charial’s philosophical book “Lunch in Provence.” More correctly, it strengthened my conviction that the foundation of great food lies not only in the provenance of ingredients and simplicity of preparation but in emotion and passion while enjoying it. Charial spoke of lovely, outdoor makeshift lunches where just-picked vegetables and …

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Slow-Cooked Spring lamb and Peas
LambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkViktorija Todorovska

Slow-Cooked Spring Lamb and Fresh Peas

Spring lamb and fresh peas will always be my go-to recipe for Easter. This combination is the culinary equivalent of putting away your winter coats. Fortunately, now that I live on the French Riviera, I no longer have to worry about heavy winter jackets. In Provence, the lamb is grass-fed and delicious.

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Asparagus Risotto Recipe
Provencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & DrinkViktorija Todorovska

Asparagus Risotto a Recipe to Share with Friends

Risotto is easy to make, and a great dinner party dish. Prepare your mise-en-place in advance (wash the asparagus, and have your ingredients ready). Let the conversation flow while you stir the rice.

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Le Grand Aioli Provence Recipe
Cook'n with ClassFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Le Grand Aioli is a Provencal Classic Recipe

Aioli (aïoli) is a popular sauce in the South of France. Made with olive oil, potato and egg yolk, the recipe for this garlic mayonnaise follows. Le Grand Aioli describes the main course where the aioli sauce compliments a selection of seasonal vegetables and fish.

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Provencal Duck Stew
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Make Ahead Provencal Duck Stew

Try this recipe for Provencal Duck Stew before the weather gets too warm. This dish is a great main course for long summer lunches or dinner parties because it is best prepared ahead of time and reheated. Make this recipe in advance and it will allow you to enjoy the …

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Carrot Flan Side Dish
Lunchtime MealsMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Carrot Flan a Savoury Side Dish

Carrot Flan was inspired by a recipe in Cuisine et Vins of France. Easy to make and perfect for a light lunch with a green salad

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French Chocolate Mousse
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French Chocolate Mousse with Cocoa Nib Brittle

This recipe is definitely for chocolate lovers! An adaptation of Jean-Andre Charial’s chocolate mousse (mousseux au chocolate, craquant au grue de cacao, crème glacée au caramel) for home cooks. This is a slightly simplified version of Charial’s chocolate mousse that does not lose any of its deliciousness in the translation. Almost …

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Warm Salad Nicoise Recipe Provenca
Agathe ForestProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

Warm Salad Nicoise a Recipe from Provence

In Nice, where this main course salad gets its name no chef would ever dream of serving a Warm Salad Nicoise. However, in my part of Provence, the dish is perfect when the weather isn’t. The ingredients (tuna, olives, eggs, peppers and anchovies) are the same as the traditional cold version of this salad

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Double-Crust Rhubarb Pie
David Scott AllenDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Double-Crust Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb (rhubarbe) may not be something that jumps to mind as typically Provencal. However, it is actually fairly common to find this vegetable during the springtime at local markets and some grocery stores. Make this tart and tingly, double-crust rhubarb pie over perfumed soap.

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Mimosa Deviled Eggs
AppetizerDorothy GarabedianProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Mimosa Deviled Eggs an Appetizer for Spring in Provence

Oeufs Mimosa (Mimosa Eggs) years ago in Marseille when my cousin placed a large, resplendent platter of Oeufs Mimosa on the dining table. The traditional recipe is unbelievably simple:

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