Recipe for Eggplant Gratin
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Recipe for Eggplant Gratin with Parmesan and Tomatoes

Let me start by saying this is not eggplant parmesan. Yes, it has eggplant and includes Parmigiano-Reggiano, but it is not the dish you might expect. This side dish is delicious in every season. Serve hot in the fall and winter and at room temperature other months. The eggplant is …

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Fall in Provence Dinner Party Menu 2022
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Fall in Provence Dinner Party Menu to Try with Friends

Writer, entrepreneur and small group tour director Annette Charlton says, “I was a Francophile long before I visited France.” She agreed to curate our 2022 dinner party menu inspired by the change of seasons in Provence. Autumn is harvest time, so with the abundance of delicious seasonal produce available in …

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Chicken in a Vinegar Sauce Classic French Chicken Recipe
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A French Classic Chicken Recipe Poulet au Vinaigre

Poulet au Vinaigre, or chicken in vinegar, is a classic French preparation that you will find braising in homes as readily in restaurants. At the onset, it sounds kind of overpowering and maybe even unappetizing. Chicken in vinegar? Rarely do we think of vinegar as an ingredient other than maybe …

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Mesturets a Traditional Dessert from the Tarn
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Mesturets a Traditional but Elusive Dessert from the Tarn

The Great Sugar Rush In the 17th century, Britain, France and other colonial powers established vast sugar plantations in the Americas. Sugar went from an expensive luxury to a commodity available to all in a couple of centuries. The dessert menu blossomed as chefs and cooks accidentally or deliberately created …

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Socca Favourite Streetfood Nice and Rose
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Socca is a Favourite Streetfood from Nice Make it at Home

Socca, made with chickpea flour, is the ubiquitous street food found all over southeastern France, most notably in Nice and, more specifically, around the Cours Saleya market. When cooked perfectly, it is best straight from the pan and served very hot, replete with addictively crispy edges and lightly seasoned with …

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Razor Clams Provencale Appetizer
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Razor Clams à la Provencale an Easy Appetizer

Razor clams have long been a popular and easily foraged delicacy found on sheltered ocean shores, most often during low tide. You can usually see them with the naked eye, but if you toss some salt on the water above their burrows, you can watch the little white clams wiggle …

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Provencal Appetizer Anchovy Dip
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Provencal Appetizer Anchovy Dip

This velvety anchoiade-inspired dip is a gentler take on the salty Provencal sauce. I like to serve it with plenty of crunchy radishes, some quickly blanched asparagus and waxy potatoes for an easy aperitif platter to share. Chill your radishes in some iced water before serving for extra crunch. Take …

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Elegant Baked Apple Dessert
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Forget Pie Try this Elegant Baked Apple Dessert

I made this recipe for a spiced baked apple dessert as a guest post for my friend Ron who writes Lost in a Pot in Sweden. I think a few of you might have seen it, but a repost seems like a good idea. The best part? It is a …

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Cheese Plate with Fresh Figs
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Serving a Cheese Course in France is Culinary Tradition

“How can you govern a country which has two hundred and forty-six varieties of cheese?” ~ French President, Charles de Gaulle in 1962 Serving a cheese course after the main dish is customary in France but certainly not mandatory. Typically the host provides a selection of cheeses ranging from mild …

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Shrimp Bruschetta with Fennel and Dill Salad
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Summer Lunch Shrimp Bruschetta with Fennel Salad

Next time you search for a great lunch recipe, this seafood twist on Italian Brushetta is our new summertime go-to. The refreshing acidity of our Mirabeau Pure beautifully complements the lightly buttered lemon and parsley shrimp which are the star of this dish. Enjoy the Fennel and Dill Salad as …

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