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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Make Tielle Sétoise Octopus and Tomato Pies
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How to Make Tielle Sétoise Fisherman’s Octopus and Tomato Pies

This recipe for Tielle Sétoise (fisherman’s hand pie) is from the kitchen at La Maison du Rire, a Food and Wine School in Corbières, France. Author, wine instructor and gourmet cook, Emma Kershaw has lived in the region with her family since 2010. You can make these pies as bite-sized …

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Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes
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Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes

Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes are an easy-to-make appetizer, starter or a main course with a crunchy green side salad.  Our La Réserve, Maison Mirabeau’s first cuvée from Domaine Mirabeau, is a lovely food-friendly rosé. Due to its rich and creamy character, it will pair very nicely …

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Rouget Ratatouille Provencal Cooking
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Rouget and Ratatouille the Provencal Cooking Rhythm

A couple of years ago, we spent a transformative week in the historic hill town of Cagnes sur Mer, widely considered the ‘Montmartre’ of the South and long favoured by impressionistic painters for its alluring beauty. Within five (5) days we went from our hurried, busy lives to a more …

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Provencal Feta and Sardines
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Provencal Feta and Sardines a Recipe for Wine Pairing

Salty food and oily fish is a wine pairing challenge. However, nothing that Cocoa & Lavender wasn’t willing to try. Taking inspiration from southern France, this delicious warm platter of feta and sardines paired beautifully with two Acquiesce wines. Producing only Rhône-style white and rosé wines, Acquiesce Winery is a …

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Apple Cheddar Prosciutto Flatbread
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Pink Lady Apple, Cheddar and Prosciutto Flatbread

At Mirabeau, we love apples and in particular the Pink Lady® variety. Last summer we did a culinary collaboration with the company and this savoury flatbread was one of the delicious recipes. Pink Lady Apple, Cheddar and Prosciutto Flatbread is the perfect summer dish, delicious as a main course with …

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Quince Pâte de Fruit Recipe By Chef Tasha Pâte aux Coings
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Recipe for Quince Pâte de Fruit de Coings

I first discovered Quince paste (pâte de fruit) on a charcuterie and cheese board while living in Aix-en-Provence. Since then, I have learned to make my own, to the delight of my dinner guests. To serve the pâte, cut into squares or wedges and present with Comté, Pecorino Romano, Asiago …

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Scallops Lemon Caper Butter
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Scallops with Lemon and Caper Butter

Hosting can be really stressful, but it doesn’t need to be! This zesty scallop dish was part of a canapé party last Christmas. However, scallops with lemon and capers are a perfect choice for an appetizer at any time of the year. Chill a bottle of Provencal rosé and enjoy …

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Grilled Prawns Provencal Flavours
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Recipe for Grilled Prawns with Provencal Flavours

The Domaine Mirabeau is located just 15 miles from the Mediterranean Sea, which is home to some of the most incredible fish and seafood. Ben and Bea have discovered that bright and early every morning, without fail, five or six fishermen set up little stalls in the nearby port town …

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Roasted Red Beet Hummus a Vegan Recipe
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Roasted Red Beet Hummus a Vegan Recipe

Hummus is a classic dish that originated in the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions of the world as early as the 13th century. Typically made from chickpeas, it’s a flavourful paste that can be enjoyed on its own, with crackers, veggies, or used as a spread for fresh bread or …

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