Mulled Wine Vin Chaud
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Warm-up the Holidays with Mulled Wine – Vin Chaud

What’s a Christmas market in France be without some mulled wine? In fact, what is winter without mulled wine? As one of our followers pointed out, it also adds such a delicious smell to your house. Enjoy (in moderation of course). The advantage to making it yourself is that you …

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Stuffed Poached Pears
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Stuffed Poached Pears with Berry Purée

It’s sad to see the end of the summer stone fruit – plums, peaches, nectarines and apricots. However, in their place, a variety of apples and pears indicate the start of new dessert opportunities. This recipe for Stuffed Poached Pears includes an element of surprise.  The dessert is easy to …

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Red Wine Poached Saumonette (Spiny Dogfish)
Cook'n with ClassFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Red Wine Poached Saumonette (Spiny Dogfish)

There are some words are naturally more attractive en Française, and Spiny or Piked Dogfish is no exception. This recipe for Saumonette (Rock Salmon) poached in red wine is quick to prepare. You can have a gourmet dinner on the table in 40-minutes.

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Seafood Pasta Recipe
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Simple Mediterranean-Inspired Seafood Pasta Recipe

A recent trip to Sicily, Italy influenced this seafood pasta recipe. Although Italy is the birthplace of pasta, “typical” foods of the Mediterranean do not have any borders anymore, and it is quite common to find pasta on restaurant menus in Provence

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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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