Fish Fennel Chowder Soup
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Fish and Fennel Chowder Soup

In Provence, with ready access to fresh seafood use cod (cabillaud) or sea-bream (daurade). We decided to serve this fish and fennel chowder around our outdoor fireplace enjoying an al fresco dinner with friends.

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Seared Tuna Sorrel Provencal style
Fish & SeafoodFrançois de MélogueMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Seared Tuna with Sorrel Provencal Style

In the Pacific Northwest, where fresh seafood is abundant, I am generally frustrated with the fish selection in our grocery stores. However, on one shopping trip, I stumbled across a package of flash-frozen ahi tuna steaks. Remembering a Provencal preparation called ‘Thon à l’Oseille,’ or seared tuna with sorrel, I …

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Provencal Chickpea Soup
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Chickpea Soup Satisfying for Everyone

Also known as Fourmade, is at its very core a hearty soup made by impoverished people to provide an inexpensive and healthy filling meal. This soup surprisingly rich and luxurious tasting. Once you make the basic recipe try embellishing with leeks, chickpeas, grated Parmesan, cooked rice or even croutons fried in olive oil.

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Fall Dinner Party Menu from Provence
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste: Food & Drink

Try this Fall Dinner Party Menu with Provencal Flavours

Autumn in Provence Fall is a beautiful season in the South of France, but regardless of where you live, the season’s arrival signals shorter days. The lingering summer light becomes more radiant, casting an ethereal golden hue across our dinner table. You can enjoy the residual effects of Provencal summer …

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Apero DInatoire Chic Entertaining
Provencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Apéro Dînatoire the Epitome of Spontaneous, Chic Entertaining

The French style of entertaining called the apéro dînatoire is a favourite way of throwing parties in France. Since I am in France for an average of 3 to 5 months every year, we have grown roots in Provence, specifically in the area of Aix-en-Provence! I love apéro dînatoire gatherings …

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Appetizer Tomato Olive Tarts Shells
AppetizerFrench Cooking ClassesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Appetizer Tomato, Olive and Goat Cheese Tarts

This appetizer, a Provence Gourmet recipe for tomato, olive and goat cheese tarts, is delicious. We prepared the tarts for a starter course during one of Gilles Conchy’s cooking classes. If you are looking for hands-on, fun classes in Provence, then look no further. Gilles puts you to work preparing …

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Apple-Creme-Brûlée-Tart French Desserts
DessertFrançois de MéloguePies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Apple Creme Brûlée Tart a French Dessert for the Soul

Recently, I posted a picture of an Apple Creme Brûlée tart, or what essentially could be called the love child of a creme brulee and an apple tart.

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Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe Provence
Lunchtime MealsOur House in ProvenceProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Perfecting the Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe

at one of our favourite restaurants Les Remparts in Venasque. The chef makes a Tomato Tarte Tatin to “die” for and the following recipe is my second attempt to recreate this delicious dish at home.

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French Desserts Plum Clafoutis
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

French Desserts Make Plum Clafoutis

During a Provence Gourmet cooking class, we made a plum clafoutis a classic French dessert from the region. The traditional recipe for clafoutis, a flan-type dessert is made with cherries.

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Zucchini Quick Bread Cake Courgettes
BreadsMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Zucchini Quick Bread a Cake aux Courgettes

If you have a vegetable garden or visit a farmer’s market regularly you know that there comes a time when zucchini plentiful. And, the question becomes what to do with the bounty. The recipe below for zucchini bread is a sweet, quick loaf that is a perfect treat with a …

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