Zucchini at St Tropez Market @PerfProvence
AppetizerCarolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Quick Appetizer Zucchini Tart

This recipe I call “Jacques Zucchini Tart.” It is the perfect appetizer – think chilled rosé with a savoury, lightly salted snack that takes about 30 minutes to pull together. Your guests will be impressed

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Fig ham #recipe by @MirabeauWine
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Mirabeau Recipe: Roasted Figs with Cheese and Bacon

When you see figs in your local market, or better yet on trees along your way, gather some to make this easy appetizer. The recipe is Italian inspired, but made in Provence

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Duck skewers @TashaPowell
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Harvest in Provence a Recipe with Duck and Figs

This fig and shallot compote is perfect complement for seared duck breast or seared duck tenders.

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Green Olive Tapenades @ProvenceCook
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How to Make Provencal Olive Tapenades

Late fall is typically when the olive harvest takes place in Provence. The fruit is left on the trees as long as possible to maximize production of the golden nectar, but not long enough to risk a frost. Read more about “Extra Virgin Oil an Olive Legend” here. The Provence …

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Savoury Shortbread Olives Provence @PerfProvence
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Savoury Shortbread by Elizabeth Bard

This easy appetizer comes from Elizabeth Bard’s latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. The recipe combines Provençal flavours of rosemary and olive into a delicious savoury shortbread. The recipe is published with the author’s permission. I have a real affection for the sandy-textured cookies called biscuits sablés. …

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Green Olive Tapenade Recipe Olives @ProvenceCook
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Recipe for Green Olive Tapenade

Olive trees have grown in Provence since at least the time of the Greeks, roughly 600 BC. Olive oil was a prized commodity during the Roman era. Today, France is not considered a large global producer at 4,500 tons per year. However, the quality is considered to be excellent. The …

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Eggplants Provence Markets
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Recipe Eggplant Caviar

This delicious, creamy eggplant appetizer may not carry the same expensive price tag as caviar, but your taste buds will quickly convert you into a lifetime fan. The Provence Gourmet shares his recipe for this classic dip (spread) for your next apero. If you are interested in cooking classes and …

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Green Olive Cake Provence
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Cake Aux Olives Vertes – Green Olive Cake

It is time for the olive harvest in Provence, where most of the fruit gets turned into health healthy oil. However, some is left whole for snacking with a glass of local rosé. Here, is a savoury recipe, a quick bread made with olives.     This is an easy …

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