Provencal Spring Menu Spice Route
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Spring Menu from the Spice Route

Spicy Spring Menu This Provencal spring menu showcases the spices and recipes from the trade route. Pepper and curry flavours from India, Spain’s iconic paella, and aromas from North Africa and the Middle East. Enjoy! Provence and the Spice Route Food encodes social, political, and economic history, often in fascinating …

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Comfort Food Roast Chicken with lemon rosemary saffron Sunday Suppers
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Comfort Food Roast Chicken for Dinner

Sometimes life is just too complicated, too busy and too connected. Those are the moments when you crave comfort food, family-style dining and meals with friends. This roast chicken is cooked with saffron, rosemary and lemon. I served it with roasted potatoes and peas for a simple Sunday dinner. And …

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Fig Buttermilk Tart
David Scott AllenDessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Fig Buttermilk Tart Made Easy

Sometimes you have to wonder why great chefs don’t cut corners. I suppose that is why I am a cook and not a chef because occasionally it just makes sense to skip a step for the same taste result. The recipe for this Fig and Buttermilk Custard Tart is a …

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Provencal Duck Stew Winter Fruits
François de MélogueMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Duck Stew with Winter Fruits

This duck stew recipe is completely adaptable to any season of the year. Provencal Duck Stew with Winter Fruits is a make-ahead main course for a meal with friends.

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Pork Tenderloin Porcini Demiglace
David Scott AllenMain CoursePorkProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pork Tenderloin en Croûte with Porcini Demiglace

The inspiration for this pork tenderloin recipe comes from a few 1950s classics which included Waldorf Salad, Green Bean Casserole, and Pigs in Blankets. The ingredients for the original version of Pigs in Blankets included hot dogs and puff pastry. So, I like to think of Pork Tenderloin en Croûte …

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Tomato Tart Confit Tomatoes
François de MélogueLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Tomato Tart Plain and Simple

Savoury tarts are something that French cooks do just as well as those tempting sweet creations. This Tomato Tart made with homemade confit tomatoes is a breath of summer any time of the year. Of course, we all dream of those summer days when you can pick tomatoes in your …

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Food Favourites Recipes Provence
Guest PostProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Food Favourites and Recipes from Provence to Eat

The following guest article by French Waterways, “18 Foodie Treats to Eat in Provence,” is republished below with permission. We have added links to recipes for these Provencal favourites. If you are looking for cruising inspiration and information, french-waterways.com is the world’s most comprehensive and best-loved source of inspiration and …

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Italian Focaccia Provencal Fougasse
BreadsDavid Scott AllenProvencal Recipes

Doughy Cousins Italian Focaccia and Provencal Fougasse

Focaccia is Italian or more precisely comes from Geona. The Ligurians consume this thin bread (approximately 2cm thick) all day from coffee time to the apéro hour. Provencal fougasse is slightly different. The Provencal version often includes savoury additions like black olives,

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Citrus Almond Valentine's Cookies
Cakes & CookiesDessertMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Heart-Shaped Citrus Almond Valentine’s Cookies

Maybe it’s a bit cliché to bake pink, citrus, almond heart-shaped cookies for Valentine’s Day…but then again why not? And, while you are at it pop the cork on a bottle of pink bubbly from Provence like our La Folie sparkling rosé.

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Coconut Curry Chicken Soup
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Quick and Easy Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

Traditional Provencal cuisine used hyper-local ingredients, picked from the potager (kitchen garden), foraged in the hills, and hunted nearby. In a region where dairy and beef were only available for the wealthy, ingredients such as coconut milk, curry and lime definitely were not part of any cook’s pantry. Today, Provencal …

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