Lemongrass Crème Brûlée Tasha Anne Powell and Chef Liz Thompson
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Lemongrass Crème Brûlée a Delicious Variation

Chef Liz Thompson and I had lots of fun delivering “Baking with Herbs,” an online cooking demonstration. One of the recipes was a twist on the French classic a Lemongrass Crème Brûlée. In just over an hour, we showed participants how to use fresh herbs and flowers from their garden …

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How to Soothe Your Longing for France: Start Cooking

As an avid traveller and French Riviera lover, 2020 has hit me very hard, and I’m sure most of you reading this article can relate. 2021 is not looking that great either, at least at the time of writing. Some readers of my blog have asked what I’ve been doing …

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Focaccia is an oven-baked flatbread seasoned
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Learn How to Make Focaccia

Focaccia is a traditional Italian flatbread with firmness and texture similar to pizza dough. In Provence, fougasse is similar but a slightly different type of bread (recipe here). Use this delicious bread as a side dish, sandwich bread, or as a flatbread with various toppings.  Other common toppings include herbs …

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Madeleines Made Orange Blossom Water Madeleines à la fleur d'oranger
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Sweet Madeleines Made with Orange Blossom Water

The term “Madeleine” was used to describe a small cake in the 18th century and is now synonymous with France and its delicate desserts. There are many different ways to prepare madeleines, and they are a great treat to have on hand when inviting friends over for tea. This recipe …

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Steamed Mussels Provencal Flavours
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Make Steamed Mussels with Provencal Flavours

This recipe for steamed Mussels à la Provencal is quick to prepare. Serve as an appetizer, starter course or even a light lunch. In Provence, mussels (moules) and oysters should come from farming operations in the Mediterranean. Here are some tips for a visit to Sète, a city in Occitanie …

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Figs Chocolate Delicious Tart White chocolate tart, red fruits & fresh figs from the garden Tarte chocolat blanc, fruits rouge s & figues fraîches du jardin
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Figs and Chocolate Make a Delicious Tart

Almost indescribable, the scent of a fig tree full of almost ripe fruit is a fragrance that is both sweet and earthy, it’s summer in Provence. The scent is distinctive, almost arresting in the open air, however, in a closed space can be overwhelming. And, you can eat too many! …

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Crispy Duck Confit a French Classic
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Crispy Duck Confit a French Classic

If you could pick your last meal – what would it be? For my last meal on Earth, I would select a dish that is both humble and classic. I would choose a duck confit. There is something utterly delicious about obscenely crisp duck skin mixed with succulent duck meat. It …

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Banana Tarte Tatin with Gold Sparkle
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Banana Tarte Tatin a Variation on the Classic

The origin of the Apple Tarte Tatin aux Pommes is rooted in France’s Loire Valley in the small town of Lamotte-Beuvron. Born out of an unintended mistake in the kitchen, this tarte is the sweet result. At the time, the two Tatin sisters, Stéphanie and Caroline, owned and operated the …

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Fougasse with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes
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Provencal Fougasse Recipe with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes

Fougasse is a flavourful bread that will transport you directly to Provence with the combination of cherry tomatoes and vinegary black olives. Serve it on its own with some olive oil or accompanying a green salad or hearty soup to fully enjoy this rustic bread. Book a cooking class, online …

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April Fools' Puff Pastry Poisson d'Avril
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No Joke! Make this April Fools’ Pastry the Poisson d’Avril feuilleté

The French love the flaky, sweet Galette des Rois (that we enjoy in January) so much that they find excuses to eat more of it all year long. For example, this recipe for the fish-shaped pastry is a creative take on the beloved Galette des Rois. While it might not …

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