Blue Goat Cheese and Pear Timbales @Cocoa&Lavender
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Goat Blue Cheese and Pear Timbales a Light Starter Course

This recipe combines sharp, creamy blue goat cheese and ripe Anjou pears in a lovely savoury flan or timbales. The Anjou pear is also called the Genovian pear (in Italy), and perhaps that is a good example of the transferability of the language of cooking. A timbale in French cuisine is a sweet or savoury, custard-like recipe that is cooked in a cylindrical pan or bottomless dish (flan ring). In Italian, the same dish is called a Timballo.

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Spicy Carrot Goat Cheese Pâté 
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Spicy Carrot Goat Cheese Pâté a Recipe for those Bits in the Fridge

We all agree that food waste is terrible, and in North America where shopping for many tends to involve large format stores with bulk packaging…often we buy too much. Even if you are a conscious shopper and dedicated cook like David sometimes there end up being some leftover bits in the fridge. Now, in Cocoa & Lavender’s kitchen nothing gets wasted so he created this recipe for spicy carrot goat cheese pâté.

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Pizza Recipe @ATableenProvence
AppetizerLunchtime MealsPaula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

How to Make Perfect Pizza Dough

My two favourites are mushroom with asiago and “tartiflette” with crème fraîche, caramelized onions, potatoes and lardons. When I go to Pizza Phil’s in Bédoin, and when I can’t get it, I make it myself. Perfect Pizza dough recipe (PDF) or print the version below.

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Panisse Chickpea Fritter Recipe Cote d'Azur Tasha Powell
AppetizerProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Panisse Chickpea Fritters Recipe an Appetizer from Provence

These delicious chickpea fritters are known in the Mediterranean and a favorite Provençal dish. I found Panisse to be an incredibly delicious yet simple appetizer, a perfect way to whet your guests’ appetite before a sumptuous meal. 

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Chèvre Bites with Spices Appetizer @SipTasteShare
AppetizerProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkViktorija Todorovska

Appetizer Chèvre Bites with Spices

This easy-to-make appetizer uses local goat’s cheese (chèvre), ripe tomatoes and fresh peaches with just the right amount of spices. The recipe (bouchees de fromage de chèvre aux epices) is found in Provence Food and Wine: The Art of Living

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Truffled Devilled Eggs @ATableenProvence
AppetizerPaula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Truffled Devilled Eggs Taking your Mother’s Classic Recipe to Another Level

Devilled eggs might be one of the easiest appetizers to make. A bit old fashioned, this classic recipe was all the rage when our mothers were younger. However, the addition of truffle takes the recipe to a heightened level of sophistication. Truffled Devilled Eggs

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Herbed Goat Cheese
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Herbed Goat Cheese or with Peppercorns for Relaxed Entertaining

Entertaining should be easy. Invite your neighbours over for drinks and serve this simple appetizer – goat cheese with herbs or peppercorns.

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Recipe Three Dips Perfect Summer Entertaining
AppetizerMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Three Dips Perfect for Summertime Entertaining

There is nothing like summer for easy, unfussy entertaining. These three dips – olive tapenade, a goat cheese version and a caviar of aubergine – are Mirabeau Wine adaptations of Provencal classics. Provence is often called a cold country with a hot sun because as soon as the sun’s down you …

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Potted Salmon Recipe Cocoa and Lavender
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

English Origins for a French Style Potted Salmon Recipe

A dish of potted salmon might sound a little more British than French, but David’s idea was to create a pink-on-pink meal. The potted salmon appetizer led off the evening paired with a rosé from Mirabeau Wine.

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