Petit Pâté Tarts Pastry Recipe
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Pork and Chicken Liver Pâte Tarts a Starter Course

Nimes-based chef Anne Challier adapts her recipe for pâte with pork and chicken liver pâte (pâté fois de volaille) to create a savoury pastry tart. Here, is the recipe for the meat filling. Use a muffin pan as your shape, make the pastry dough recipe

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Le Pistou Cookery School Uzès Blue Cheese Tarte Soleil
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Walnut, Blue Cheese Tarte Soleil an Appetizer Recipe

A  traditional soft bread found in Provence – fougasse – is the inspiration for the walnut and blue cheese tarte soleil (a puff-pastry tart) recipe. The tart is best served hot or at room temperature. Petra Carter, the founder of le Pistou Cookery School in Uzès, made this version with cheese and walnuts. However, you can adjust the fillings to suit your taste, or what you have on hand.

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Pâté Recipe Pork and Chicken Livers
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Pâté Recipe with Pork and Chicken Livers

This recipe from the kitchen of Anne Challier is really a French cuisine classic. Pâté fois de volaille is easy to make in advance and perfect for an appetizer or a picnic.

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Provençal Aioli Dip wearecookandbaker-provencal-aioli-crudite-grazing-platter-recipe
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Provençal Aioli Dip and Crudité Grazing Platter a Tapas Style Appetizer

Sofia and Kate the chef and baker behind “WeAreCookandBaker” have taken a Provençal aioli dip (garlic mayonnaise) and developed a bright, refreshing tapas-style appetizer. In Provence, many restaurants serve a typical aioli on Fridays (le grande aïoli), a dish that features steamed cod, potatoes, carrots, green beans and a healthy …

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Radish Green Olive Tartare Sourdough Bread
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Radish Green Olive Tartare on Sourdough a Tangy Appetizer

This appetizer requires no cooking, which is perfect for a hot summer day. The preparation time is limited and the combination of red radish with green olive makes for a lovely tangy “tartare.” Enjoy the combination on top of fresh bread with a glass of chilled Mirabeau rosé and these other starters.

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Fried Beef Lettuce Cups Provencal Zucchini
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Fried Beef Lettuce Cups à la Provençal with Zucchini

We created this recipe as part of a trio of starters to stimulate your hunger and to pair with a glass (or two) of chilled Mirabeau rosé. With a slight Asian influence, the stir-fried Provençal beef and zucchini (courgette) are served on a bed of little gem lettuce (baby romaine). This light starter works well as an appetizer or a tapas style menu.

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Tomato Goat Cheese Tart @ATableenProvence
AppetizerLunchtime MealsPaula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Fresh Summer Flavours in a Tomato Goat Cheese Tart

In this simple tart I combine fresh, tasty tomatoes and local goat cheese. This one of my favourite savoury tarts when tomatoes are in season. It’s quite easy, served with a nice green salad

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Madeleines Salées Savoury Appetizer
AppetizerBarbara SchuerenbergProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Everyone Loves Madeleines Salées Try this Savoury Version

This recipe for Madeleines Salées uses ingredients more typical of Provence – olive oil, tomatoes, cheese, basil and thyme. These little bites are perfect with some chilled Provencal rosé.

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Curried Chickpea Terrine de Pois Chiche au Curry Maison
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Curried Chickpea Terrine de Pois Chiche au Curry Maison

This curried chickpea terrine is simple to make, and the homemade curry adds an exotic flavour. Serve the terrine cold as an appetiser with chilled Provencal rosé or another beverage of your choice. Keep the homemade curry powder in a jar with a good seal, it will keep for an extended period, and you can use it in many recipes.

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Verrine Tricolore Bell Pepper Goat Cheese
AppetizerBarbara SchuerenbergProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Verrine Tricolore a Bell Pepper and Goat Cheese Starter

Verrine appetisers and desserts remain popular in France. The idea of layering flavours and textures in a small glass vessel is visually appealing. Think of this recipe as a savoury parfait starter to serve with drinks or as the first course. I make this Verrine Tricolore with two different coloured bell peppers and fresh goat cheese.

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