Quiche Basics French Classics
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Quiche Basics: Mastering the French Classic

Although not typically Provencal, quiche is definitely French. You find variations of this savoury tart in most bakeries, grocery stores and many lunch menus. The Quiche Lorraine is indeed the classic version, originating from the northeastern region of France. Any quiche recipe starts with eggs, cream, and (usually) cheese. After …

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Sandwich Crocus de Nîmes
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Saffron Makes this Sandwich from Nîmes Unique

The following recipe comes from a loyal reader and resident of Nîmes. There are many reasons to visit Nîmes, but finding a restaurant that serves this delicious sandwich might be one more. Thank you Gilles Deschamps for sharing the recipe for Crocus de Nîmes with us. The sandwich is a …

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Savoury Leek Tart Provence Tarte fondante aux poireaux
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Make a Savoury Leek Tart from Provence

French cuisine is known for its delicate pastries and desserts. However, light, flaky pastry also complements a savoury tart perfectly! This recipe is similar to a classic French quiche. Serve this tart warm or at room temperature. Make Rose’s leek tart for lunch and serve with a green salad, or …

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Steamed Mussels Provencal Flavours
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Make Steamed Mussels with Provencal Flavours

This recipe for steamed Mussels à la Provencal is quick to prepare. Serve as an appetizer, starter course or even a light lunch. In Provence, mussels (moules) and oysters should come from farming operations in the Mediterranean. Here are some tips for a visit to Sète, a city in Occitanie …

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Leek Goat Cheese Tart
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Savoury Leek and Goat Cheese Tart Recipe

French bakers have perfected tarts in both sweet and savoury versions. In this recipe, the combination of leek and goat cheese is a creamy delight. This tart is perfect for a lunch dish with a green salad, or serve bite-sized pieces as an appetizer. We used goat cheese in this …

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Scrambled Eggs Truffles Aups Provence Mirabeau en Provence
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Scrambled Eggs with Black Truffles from Aups, Provence

The best way to enjoy fresh truffles is with simple recipes that do not overpower the precious fungi. This recipe for Scrambled Eggs with Black Truffles (Brouillarde aux Truffe) is a delicious example.

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Cours Saleya market Nice
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Tourte de Blette Salée a Recipe from Les Petits Farcis in Nice

Tourte de Blette Salée is a wonderfully light yet hearty dish that can be served any time of year and comes from our friends at Les Petits Farcis cooking school in the Old Town of Nice. Imagine yourself learning to cook traditional Nicoise cuisine in a historic part of the …

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Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe Provence
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Perfecting the Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe

at one of our favourite restaurants Les Remparts in Venasque. The chef makes a Tomato Tarte Tatin to “die” for and the following recipe is my second attempt to recreate this delicious dish at home.

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Summer Salad Grilled Octopus Recipe
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Exotic Summer Salad Grilled Octopus for Lunch

Have you ever tried grilled octopus? It’s a Mediterranean delicacy, and NOW is the time to be adventurous in the kitchen. This Summer salad recipe with grilled octopus is fresh, delicious, and colourful. The salade composée is a visual treat, as well as a yummy starter for your guests. My …

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Summer Lunch in Provence Recipes
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Simple Summer Lunch in Provence 3 Easy Recipes

Here in the South of France, we consider ourselves a little Spanish and a bit Italian at the same time. They say everything west and north of Marseille is considered Spanish whilst everything east of Toulon is inclined towards Italy. This is of course best represented in terms of food. …

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