Roasted Leg of Lamb @ProvenceCook Provence Recipes
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Paul Cezanne Inspired Recipe for Leg of Lamb

The climate in Provence is not well-suited to cattle farming, so sheep and goats have roamed the hills and pastures in the region for centuries. As a result, Provencal markets are filled with an endless selection of goat (chèvre) and sheep (brebis) cheeses, and you can always find lamb in …

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Side Dish Gratins Tomatoes Provence
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Easy Recipes for Side Dish Gratins

The Provence Gourmet shares his recipe for two simple side dishes, gratins made with tomatoes and potatoes. If you are interested in cooking classes and learning some traditional Provencal meals contact Gilles (Provence Gourmet) to find out about his classes.

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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.

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Black olives, rosemary and a little preserved lemon

Contributor blog post by PestoPistou: Last summer on a wine-tasting visit to Bellet in the hills above Nice I tasted and bought some of Domaine de la Source’s delicious pâte d’olives made with the local cailletier black olives. The French term for this little treat in a jar translates into …

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Filets de Lotte Recipe Garden Provence @ElizabethBard
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Filets de Lotte aux Tomates et aux Petits Pois by Elizabeth Bard

seafood recipe comes from Elizabeth Bard’s latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. The Monkfish (lotte in French) is prepared with fresh tomatoes and peas for a simple and elegant main course.

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Roasted Apricot Tart Almond Crust @ProvenceCook
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Roasted Apricot Tart with Almond Crust

This recipe from Gilles – the Provence Gourmet – is an easy dessert made with two ingredients from Provence; apricots and almonds. Follow this link to understand more about Ancient Apricots in Provence. If you are interested in cooking classes and learning some traditional Provencal meals contact Gilles (Provence Gourmet) …

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Ratatouille Recipe @FibiTee Provence
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Ratatouille Recipe a Traditional Dish from Nice

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: Ratatouille, pronounced ra-ta-too-ee, is a delicious vegetable stew originally from Nice, commonly found all over Provence and the South of France.  I feel I have to mention that it was this long before the Pixar film of the same name and the reason I …

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Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms @ElizabethBard Recipe
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Elizabeth Bard’s Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

This savoury recipe is from Elizabeth Bard’s latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. Stuffed zucchini blossoms are a little extra effort to make, but your table companions will be happy you made them. This recipe has been published with the author’s permission.

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Pesto & PistouProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Salsa marò or fava bean pesto

Contributor blog post by Pesto & Pistou: Just like last August’s post on a similar subject, I arrived in France, four days ago, with broad beans (fava beans) from the UK. This time, however, there was a recipe on my agenda that had been there for too long and I …

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

Olives 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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