Provencal Poischichade Easy Appetizers
AppetizerFrançois de MélogueProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Poischichade and Other Easy Appetizers

This summer when we were in Provence visiting family and pre-planning for our group tour, I noticed a developing trend for appetizers. The traditional black olive tapenade is of course always present. However, there is a movement to use alternative ingredients to create hummus-like dips, I call these spreads ades. …

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Veal Cordon Bleu Recipe
BeefDavid Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Veal Cordon Bleu Recipe and a History Lesson

Veal Cordon Bleu sounds French right? Of course, cordon bleu is French but we only recently discovered the origin of the term. According to Larousse Gastronomique, the cordon bleu was originally a wide blue ribbon worn by members of the highest order of knighthood,

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Provencal Daube Lamb Stew Côte du Rhône Wine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Daube Lamb Stew with Côte du Rhône Wine

A Provencal daube is like most stews, easy to prepare and best if left to cook slowly for a long period until the meat is tender.

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French-Style Apple Tarts
DessertMirabeau WinesPies & TartsTaste: Food & Drink

Individual French-Style Apple Tarts

The smell of apple tarts baking in your kitchen is a temptation enough, but these individual pastries in the pretty flower pattern… Well, it takes a lot of willpower to resist.

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Les Petits Farcis Provencal
Main CourseMartine Bertin-PetersonPorkProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Les Petits Farcis a Provencal Specialty from Nice

Les Petit Farcis is a hearty dish often found on menus in Provence during fall and winter months. Found commonly on menus throughout the region les petits farcis originate from Niçoise cuisine.

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Fall Dinner Party Friends Provence Alberta 2019
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHoliday MenusProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Fall Dinner Party For Friends Provence Meets Alberta

Friends for Dinner This summer in Paris, dogs, kids and adults cooled-off by splashing around in the Trocadero fountain – Fontaine de Varsovie – during la canicule (heatwave). On June 26th, a record-setting 46 °C baked the town of Vérargues, in l’Hérault. After a hot summer in Provence, much of Europe, …

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Plum Tart Dessert Plum Streusel
David Scott AllenDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Make this Plum Tart  for Dessert

Good news, plums are healthy, full of vitamins and low in calories. However, since I cannot resist buying the fresh plums and apricots at the farmers market, it was time to make something with all the fruit. Enjoy this plum tart.

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Provencal Ratatouille Recipe Traditional Terracotta Casserole Pottery
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Ratatouille a Traditional Recipe

The traditional ratatouille recipe wants the vegetables to be brown in olive oil in a frying pan, each one separately. Do not peel them at all. All the vegetables are cooked with their skin to preserve a maximum of taste. Then, they will be mixed and will confit together in an earthenware casserole.

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Braised Bison Stew with Silk Road Spices
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Braised Bison Stew with Silk Road Spices

the scent of this stew as our native Albertan bison simmers the day away in a slow cooker filled with the warmest flavours spices can impart. If you can’t access bison, as we can here in Western Canada, beef will be a wonderful substitute.

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Provence Etoile Rosé Cocktail Mirabeau Wine
DrinksMirabeau WinesProvencal Recipes

Provence Etoile Rosé for a no Shrinking Violet Cocktail

Mix our Etoile Rosé with the sweet and sour combination (recipe below) for a delicious sipping drink. Enjoy this selection of easy appetizer recipes along with your cocktails. Cheers!

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