Warm Salad Nicoise Recipe Provenca
Agathe ForestProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

Warm Salad Nicoise a Recipe from Provence

In Nice, where this main course salad gets its name no chef would ever dream of serving a Warm Salad Nicoise. However, in my part of Provence, the dish is perfect when the weather isn’t. The ingredients (tuna, olives, eggs, peppers and anchovies) are the same as the traditional cold version of this salad

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Mimosa Deviled Eggs
AppetizerDorothy GarabedianProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Mimosa Deviled Eggs an Appetizer for Spring in Provence

Oeufs Mimosa (Mimosa Eggs) years ago in Marseille when my cousin placed a large, resplendent platter of Oeufs Mimosa on the dining table. The traditional recipe is unbelievably simple:

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Eggplant Cakes Pesto Sauce Papeton Aubergines
AppetizerGuest PostProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste: Food & Drink

Eggplant Cakes with a Pesto Sauce to Start the Evening

They prepared several delicious dishes for the evening, but these Eggplant Cakes in a Tomato Pesto Sauce were my favourite. You can serve this recipe as an appetizer, the first course for a dinner party or even at lunchtime with a green salad. Think of this as a savoury cake. Once the eggplant is cooked, simply combine with the rest of the ingredients and bake. The dish can be served with the pesto sauce (below), a tomato sauce or combine the two for a rich flavour experience.

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Marseille Fish Soup Poissons
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Marseille Fish Soup – Soupe de Poisson

Marseille Fish Soup – Soupe de Poissons You will want to make a big batch and freeze what you don’t eat. Making fish soup at home can be a very messy, labor-intensive process.

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Wild Spring Ramp Pasta
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Wild Ramps: What Spring Ramp Dishes are You Making?

Ramp Pasta Made like Pate Nicoise: In Nice, they often make green gnocchi (Pate Nicoise) that simmers in the broth for the last 30 minutes. This year I tried something new, I made a classic Pate Nicoise (see recipe at the bottom), using wild ramps in place of the more traditional Swiss chard, and the results were stunning.

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Cauliflower Soup
Provencal RecipesSoupTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Cauliflower Soup with Coconut Milk and Fresh Ginger

This Cauliflower Soup recipe enhances the flavour of what can be a bland vegetable with coconut milk and fresh ginger for a slightly Asian touch. It’s the perfect soup to make ahead for a dinner party or to have for lunch on a cold spring day.

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Warm Goat Cheese Salad
Provencal RecipesSaladTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Warm Goat Cheese Salad with a Lemony Vinaigrette

Warm goat cheese salad or salade de chevre chaude appears on many restaurant menus, and it’s easy to recreate just follow the recipe below.

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Gin Cocktail Provencal Rosé
DrinksMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Gin Cocktail Sparkles with Provencal Rosé

Mixologist and “wine aficionada” Sophie Bellard concocted this gin cocktail recipe for Mirabeau Wine. She combines pink gin with sparkling rosé from Provence and grapefruit juice. The drink is on the dry side if you prefer it a bit sweeter see the notes below.

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Steak au Poivre et echalotes
BeefDavid Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Made in Marseille Steak au Poivre and Caramelized Shallots 

According to Marseille-based chef Giselle Philippi, why choose between pepper steak and steak with shallots when you can have both? The chef’s recipe is featured in “Made in Marseille” by Daniel Young a cookbook

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Saffron Panna Cotta Recipe
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherMirabeau WinesProvencal Recipes

Easy Saffron Panna Cotta Recipe

This panna cotta recipe is made with local saffron, light and refreshing the perfect dessert to enjoy at the end of any meal. Panna cotta (cooked cream) is a dessert with Italian origins.

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