Rose Vegetable Tart
Cook'n with ClassLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Vegetable Tart Almost to Beautiful to Eat

This “rose” vegetable tart takes a little bit of time to put together. The mandolin-cut vegetables are arranged in the “rose” pattern. The recipe for easy pie crust is below, you can skip this step and buy prepared ready-to-bake pie dough in the store.

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December Holiday Menus Provencal
David Scott AllenHoliday MenusProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

December Holiday Menus Christmas with Provencal Flavours

For most people, Tuscon, Arizona does not spring to mind as a foodie capital, but if you are “into” food the city has a surprising culinary vibe. Marc and I moved to the desert city without much of a plan. We took a leap of faith, quitting our jobs and selling …

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Pine Nut Tart (Tarte aux Pignons)
DessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkViktorija Todorovska

Provencal Dessert Pine Nut Tart (Tarte aux Pignons)

Tarte aux pignons or a pine nut tart is the Provencal version of pecan pie or walnut tart. The sweet base for the tart is a shortcrust pastry shell (pâte sablée) this dessert is a specialty from the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas.

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Chocolate Lava Cakes Candied Ginger
Cakes & CookiesCook'n with ClassDessertProvencal Recipes

Chocolate Lava Cakes with Candied Ginger for Dessert

Dessert does not need to be complicated, but it should be delicious. These little chocolate lava cakes are just the right size to satisfy a sweet tooth without being decadent.

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Spaghetti Citrus Cream Sauce
David Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Spaghetti with a Citrus Cream Sauce

The spaghetti sauce is a light cream and wine base with citrus (orange and lemon). The dish is easy to make and a refreshing change to tomato sauce. Think about making this when the citrus starts appearing in the Provencal markets near to Christmas or perhaps to celebrate the annual Menton Fête du Citron in February.

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Cauliflower Salad Cilantro Pesto
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Super Sides: Cauliflower Salad with Cilantro Pesto

But, at Cook’n with Class we are not concerned about culinary superstars rather easy to follow recipes with delicious results.  Try this side dish of Cauliflower Salad with Cilantro Pesto with your Thanksgiving turkey or Christmas spread.

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Quick Coq au Vin
Cook'n with ClassMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Quick Coq au Vin a French Classic Made Easy

Students for our cooking class come from all over the world.  We have had the pleasure of meeting Americans, Australians, Asians, Europeans, and even a Candian couple who returns every year for a refresher workshop (or two). Without fail, whether these folks consider themselves cooks or beginners they want easy recipes. This recipe for Quick Coq au Vin meets that request, enjoy cuisine à la Française made easy.

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Roasted Pumpkin Risotto 
David Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkVegetarian

Roasted Pumpkin Risotto Recipe 

Inspired by a beautiful Marina di Chioggia variety that we found at a Sunday morning Farmers Market, I decided to make this Roasted Pumpkin Risotto (recipe follows).

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Petit Pâté Tarts Pastry Recipe
AppetizerGuest PostProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pork and Chicken Liver Pâte Tarts a Starter Course

Nimes-based chef Anne Challier adapts her recipe for pâte with pork and chicken liver pâte (pâté fois de volaille) to create a savoury pastry tart. Here, is the recipe for the meat filling. Use a muffin pan as your shape, make the pastry dough recipe

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Spicy Tuna Burgers
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Spicy Tuna Burgers a BBQ Treat

In Provence, it is quite common to see fresh tuna displayed on a fishmonger’s stand. So what to do with that fresh catch? Of course, there is the classic Salad Niçoise (click here for recipes) or light up the grill and enjoy the Asian flavours in this recipe for Spicy Tuna Burgers. “Most …

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