salt and pepper calamari
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Salt and Pepper Calamari a Spicy Appetizer

Sometimes a sampling of little bites makes for a  more interesting evening than a single main course. The Spanish have this perfected with their culinary tradition of tapas and pintxos. We decided quite a while a go to celebrate the New Year (on Paris time) and to do so by tasting our way around the world, in small bites. This year was no different. The seafood themed plates started with skewered shrimp and ended with Salt and Pepper Calamari.

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Wild mushrooms Tastes of Provence @PerfProvence
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup in Under an Hour

Never trust anyone who doesn’t like soup. Whether your preference is hot, cold, spicy, creamy, chunky or smooth there are thousands of possible variations on this dish that requires a spoon. This Cream of Mushroom Soup will satisfy those who like their soup warm, fresh and delicious.

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Crunchy Tomatoes Appetiser Un air de Famille
AppetizerCarolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Crunchy Tomatoes an Easy and Pretty Appetizer

This quick appetizer has a sweet, crunchy finish. Pretty, colourful and fresh cherry tomatoes with a touch of cheese, your guests will love this taste of Provence.

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Asparagus Pea Soup Recipe Mirabeau Wine
Provencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Fresh Asparagus and Pea Soup Recipe for Spring or Summer

rench green asparagus teams very well with peas and you can serve this cold in the summer for a refreshing and pretty way to start a meal. This asparagus and pea soup recipe comes from Jeany Cronk’s kitchen at Mirabeau Wine.

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L'Oeuf Parfait Mushrooms Parmesan
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste: Food & Drink

Classy Brunch Recipe L’Oeuf Parfait, with Porcini mushrooms and Parmesan cream

Way better than scrambled eggs! L’Oeuf Parfait, sautéed porcini mushrooms and parmesan cream is a serious upgrade to your brunch eggs. This absolutely perfect egg is slow cooked to perfection. You can also enjoy it as an appetizer or with a side salad for a light lunch. I’m sure you’ll think it is eggcellent! 

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Pain aux Noix Walnut Bread @AtableenProvence
BreadsPaula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pain aux Noix a Recipe for Walnut Bread

French walnuts are amazing, meaty, sweet, gorgeous.  So this is my attempt at recreating the best pain aux noix (walnut bread) I’ve ever had.

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Boulettes de Poisson Marseillaise @Cocoa&Lavender
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Fish and Games a Recipe for Boulettes de Poisson à la Marsaillaise

This recipe is a play on words based the jeu (game) that appears to be at the heart and soul of many Provençaux – pétanque. Also know as boules, it is similar to bocce (bocchi) in Italy, but the old souls in Provence might never agree that the game has …

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My Provençal Salade Recipe Chef Anne Challier
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

My Provençal Salad the Tastes of Eating Local in Provence

This salad plate is a cross between carpaccio and salad. Prepare the tapenade and pesto in advance. Shop for the fresh melon, lettuce leaves and tomatoes at the market in the morning and then plate the ingredients in time for lunch.

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Oven-Roasted Rabbit with Garlic and Herbes de Provence
Main CourseProvencal RecipesRabbitTaste: Food & DrinkViktorija Todorovska

Simple Oven-Roasted Rabbit with Garlic and Herbes de Provence

Rabbit is often served in France as an alternative protein to chicken, pork or other meat. This oven-roasted rabbit is flavoured with garlic and herbs that are traditionally found in Provence. The recipe requires very little prep time and just like a roast chicken it will fill your home with savoury aromas.

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Raspberry Tart with Almond Crust
DessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for a Delicious Raspberry Tart with an Almond Crust

Gilles Conchy is the smiling face behind the Provence Gourmet. This is his recipe for Raspberry Tart with an Almond Crust. This is an easy dessert to make. The fresh raspberries and hint of mint give it a summer feel.

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