Make Tielle Sétoise Octopus and Tomato Pies
AppetizerCarolyne Kauser-AbbottFish & SeafoodProvencal RecipesTaste

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 …

READ MORE  
Zarzula Catalan Fish Stew
Fish & SeafoodGuest PostMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Zarzuela Fish Stew is the Catalan Version of Bouillabaisse

Similar to Marseille’s bouillabaisse, Zarzuela from Catalan is hard to pin into a category it’s either a hearty soup or a stew with a tasty broth. And with both soup/stews, there are endless different recipes. The following recipe for Zarzuela Fish Stew comes from Emma Kershaw’s Taste of le Sud …

READ MORE  
Special Classic Beef Wellington with Sauce Béarnaise
BeefDavid Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Special Occasion? A Classic Beef Wellington with Sauce Béarnaise

Where’s the beef, you ask? It’s cleverly wrapped like a little holiday gift for your table! I often think of Beef Wellington as a holiday dish but, really, it’s perfect for any special occasion. Including, my birthday which is in August! Now a French chef might put you through your …

READ MORE  
L'Appart by David Lebovitz
BeefMain CourseProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste

L’Appart by David Lebovitz a Book and Swedish Meatballs Recipe

While we were in Provence last fall, I began reading L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home. Why read about Paris ex-pat experiences while living in the South of France? There were several reasons I wanted to read this book, starting with the fact that I love …

READ MORE  
Roasted Shrimp and Tomatoes Spinach Recipe
Fish & SeafoodMain CourseMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesTaste

Roasted Shrimp and Tomatoes an Easy One Pot Recipe

There is no question that my heart is equally split between France and Italy, which is why I run small-group Goût et Voyage tours in both Provence and Tuscany. The scenery is similar, yet architectural and cultural differences make travel in both locations pure joy. However, when it comes to …

READ MORE  
Family-Friendly Holidays Provence Transhumance
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Provencal Traditions and 8 Lamb Recipes to Try

Raising sheep and goats has been part of the fabric of life in Provence for centuries. Before grocery stores, small animal husbandry was necessary for nutrition and is the basis for traditional recipes. We highlight eight (8) of these dishes further down in this article. Grazing Land In a landscape …

READ MORE  
Wintertime Braised Oxtail Stew
BeefDavid Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Winter Meals Braised Oxtail with Potato Purée

As the weather in the Sonoran Desert finally cools down, the morning temperatures are just low enough to use the fireplace. Once winter arrives, I  look forward to that first fire and spend all morning staring into the flames. Along with those indolent desert winter days come the addictive comfort …

READ MORE  
melanzane a scarpone
David Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTasteVegetarian

Eggplant, Aubergine Melanzane a’Scarpone

While this recipe is not typically Provencal, aubergine (eggplant) and tomatoes are plentiful in the region, and we highly recommend trying this vegetarian dish. While we will always love a variety of meats, poultry, and seafood, we add more vegetarian options for the sake of our health! Melanzane a’Scarpone is one …

READ MORE  
Provencal Beef Stew
BeefCook'n with ClassMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Gardiane de Taureau Provencal Beef or Bull Stew

Are you looking for winter comfort food? This French meat stew makes a cold day a little warmer. Gardiane de Taureau, or gardianne, is also known as a daube camarguaise or daube des gardians. Our recipe for this traditional Provencal stew includes marinaded, slow-cooked meat from the black bulls (taureaux) …

READ MORE  
Les Petits Farcis Stuffed Vegetables Provencal
BeefFrançois de MélogueMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Les Petits Farcis Stuffed Vegetables Provencal-Style

One of the most endearing and favourite of all Provencal dishes is Petits Farcis or stuffed vegetables, also known as lu farçum in the Niçard (Nice) dialect. They are the perfect and easy family meal that can be served hot, cold, or warm and everyone loves to eat them. Petits Farcis are …

READ MORE