Christmas Dinner menu with Poultry @CocoaandLavender #TastesofProvence
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Flavours of Provence Holiday Menu for Bird Lovers

With its natural abundance of local produce, Provence offers lots of flexibility for entertaining all year. The region is graced with plenty of sunny days and just enough moisture to allow for delicious foraging experiences. This holiday-inspired menu (recipe links are below) pulls together regional olives in a savoury cake …

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Christmas Dinner menu with meat @CocoaandLavender #TastesofProvence
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Holiday Entertaining Menu with Provencal Lamb

This holiday menu is not exclusive to the Christmas season; however, the heavier flavours lend themselves to cooler evenings and Rhone Valley red wine blends. This meal combines some real Provencal classics including garlic aioli, local lamb with herbes de Provence, tomatoes, a hint of Pastis and a not too sweet dessert. …

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Lentil Spinach Stew @PerfProvence
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Lucky New Years Dish Lentil Spinach Stew

Originally posted on Ginger and Nutmeg this recipe is a combination of lentils, spinach and spices. An easy side dish to ring in the New Year with a touch of luck.

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Cranberry, Pistachio White Chocolate Biscotti @Goutetvoyage
Cakes & CookiesMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesTaste

Cranberry, Pistachio and White Chocolate Biscotti for the Holidays

Biscotti are not too sweet- especially for those trying to limit their consumption of sugary cookies and candies- and are really good with a cup of hot coffee or tea.

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Galette des Rois Kings Cake Provence @CocoaandLavender
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Pastry Fit for Kings Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois is puff pastry tart with a frangipane interior – golden, flaky and delicious. This tart is served around the Christmas holidays, but always on January 6th (Epiphany).

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Quail cailles aux riz Recipes Tastes Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

Provencal Christmas Menus by Cocoa and Lavender

Admittedly, it was his mouthwatering food photos and tempting wine pairings on Provence WineZine that first attracted me to David Scott Allen the face (and chef) behind Cocoa & Lavender, a weekly food blog based in Tucson, Arizona. However, “food porn” alone is not enough to build a lasting friendship (although some …

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Nectarine Cake #Recipe @MasdAugustine
Cakes & CookiesGary and Jane LangtonProvencal RecipesTaste

Sweet Citrus Recipe Nectarine Cake

A very professional looking presentation for your guests to enjoy. A delicious and sweet tea cake heightened with a hint of peach liqueur and served with crème fraiche, mascarpone or vanilla ice cream.

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Baba au Rhum #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Celebration Recipe Baba au Rhum

A French classic Baba au Rhum: A soft spongy cake soaked in aromatic aged rum and topped with fresh whipped cream.

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Sweet Orange Crepes
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Delightful Sweet Orange Crêpes Provençal

Do not let the intimidation of cooking crêpes deter you from this trying the very simple recipe. Light and airy yet packed full of zesty orange flavour, it’s a recipe to be proud of conquering!

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Chocolate Mendiant Tart Recipe Christmas @CocoaandLavender
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Chocolate Delight Mendiant Tart

This dessert is perfect for Chocolate Mendiant Tart lovers. It combines dark chocolate, dried fruit and nuts into a decadent finish to any meal.

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