Seared Duck Breast
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Seared Duck Breast with Clementine-Pomegranate Beurre Blanc

Seared duck breast is quick and easy to cook. The meat is seared on high-temperature for about 5 minutes a side, then allowed to rest. However, the trick with duck is to create just the right sauce – fruity, savoury, wine or port. The inspiration for this recipe comes from Christmas flavours (citrus and pomegranate) and colours, and I served it for good friends during the holidays.

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Croissants Pain aux Chocolate Recipe @ATableenProvence
BreadsPaula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

How to Make Croissants and Pain aux Chocolate

Croissants are not typically Provencal fare, but you can expect every respectable bakery to present their version of this French pastry for sale. However, if you want to find the good stuff listen to the Parisians debating where to find a decent baguette, the best tarte tropézienne and a croissant …

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Lemon Ricotta Cake luisa loiusa cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Lemon Ricotta Cake Inspired by Flavours of the South

In our house, this dessert is named after our friend Luisa and inspired by Louisa’s Cake from Castellina in Chianti. The tangy combination of lemon zest and fresh ricotta are a terrific balance with sweet apple and raspberry jam. Take a look at the original post “Heard it From a …

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Decadent Chocolate Hazelnut Yogurt Cake
Cakes & CookiesCook'n with ClassDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Easy to Make Decadent Chocolate Hazelnut Yogurt Cake

This cake is a fun project with kids as you use one measure, a yogurt container, which makes measuring easy and cleanup even more so. The additional of chestnut flour and ground hazelnuts add rich flavour and texture to the final product. This chocolate hazelnut yogurt cake was originally published on the Cook’n with Class website.

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Valentines Day Menu Mirabeau Pure Rosé
Holiday MenusMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Valentine’s Day Menu: Provencal-inspired Recipes for your Sweetheart

The team at Mirabeau Wine in Cotignac certainly know a thing or two about gold medal wine and how to pair it with good food. Before the Christmas holidays and not long after the 2017 grape harvest, we asked Jeany Cronk if she would curate a special Valentine’s Day menu …

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Valentines Day Mirabeau Mushroom Provençal Herb Stuffed Chicken Breast
Main CourseMirabeau WinesPoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Mushroom and Provençal Herb stuffed Chicken Breast with Polenta and Potato purée 

This recipe combines some of the classic French flavours – chicken, wild mushrooms, cream and potato in a tasty main dish. None of the components take very long to prepare, and the polenta-potato purée can be made in advance to save time. Choose a selection of fresh wild mushrooms to enhance the flavour profile of this Provençal Herb stuffed Chicken Breast and enjoy!

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White Bean Chicken Confit Cassoulet
Main CourseMartine Bertin-PetersonPoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for Cassoulet from Southern France

This “faux” cassoulet recipe appeared in the February 2016 issue of Bon Appetit magazine. I have prepared it several times to rave reviews from family and friends. Like a traditional cassoulet, it is a meal-in-a-dish and requires only a side salad, a robust red wine and perhaps a fruit dessert to complete the meal. It is perfect for cold winter evenings.

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Valentines Day menu Mirabeau Beet Salmon Starter 2018
Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste: Food & Drink

Beet Carpaccio with Smoked Salmon and Pomegranate a Colourful Starter Course

This starter course with thinly sliced beets is a brightly-hued plate to start a meal. The deep-purple beets and bright pink salmon are festive and bursting with flavour.

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Coconut Raspberry Eton Mess Valentines Day Mirabeau Desert Rosé 2018
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Try Raspberry-Coconut Eton Mess for an Easy Dessert

The typical ingredients in this dessert are cream, meringue and strawberries. For this version –  Coconut Eton Mess with Raspberries and Chocolate, we substituted raspberries instead of strawberries (the local ones are not typically available in Provence until June).

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Galettes de Crabe Crab Cakes
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Crab Cakes and Provencal Vermentino a Recipe for Galettes de Crabe 

Aromas are a funny thing. Almost like those dreams you are sure you will remember in the morning and then don’t, a scent can transport you to another place and time. In his blog post, “Recipes and Remembrance” David talks about a restaurant — Le Bec-Fin — that was once …

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