Duck Thighs Roasted Olives Tomatoes Cooking Classes
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Duck Thighs Roasted in Olives and Tomatoes

At least once a year we head to the Jean Martin Boutique in Maussane-les-Alpilles for a cooking class. The Ateliers de Cusine are short workshop-style classes which last for two and a half (2 1/2) hours. The menus change roughly every two months, but the class format is always the …

READ MORE →
Artichokes Barigoule Provencal Bistro
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Artichokes Barigoule a Provencal Bistro Classic

Provencal Bistro Classic We stumbled across the Bistrot du Paradou quite by hazard, on one of our drives around the Alpilles villages. It turns out that we were quite naive with regards to this restaurant’s gastronomic reputation and its loyal fan base. We now understand just how lucky we were …

READ MORE →
Winter Dinner Party Menu Roasted Pears with Crème Anglaise
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Roasted Pears with Crème Anglaise for Dessert

Pears are a fruit that is well-suited to desserts like this one with Roasted Pears and Crème Anglaise.

READ MORE →
Winter Dinner Party Menu Warm Salad Roasted Leeks
Provencal RecipesSaladTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Warm Salad Roasted Leeks, Edamame and Cheese

We served this dish as a side at Thanksgiving. However, it also works well as a starter course. Begin your dinner party with a warm salad of roasted leeks with edamame, fresh herbs, parmesan and mozzarella. Join us in May for the Pitcher & Powell culinary adventure in Provence, where …

READ MORE →
Winter Dinner Party Menu Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank (Souris d'Agneau)
LambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & Drink

Slow-Cooked Lamb Shank (Souris d’Agneau)

Slow-cooked lamb (agneau) dishes are typical on menus in Provence. You see sheep herds grazing in farmers fields or often free-range in the hills of the Alpilles, Luberon, Var and Haute Alpes de Provence.

READ MORE →
Spanish Paella Provence Finished
Main CoursePetra CarterPoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Spanish Paella in Provence

Although paella is considered a Spanish dish it is very common to find it at markets in Provence. The vendor cooks up their version of this hearty rice dish in a paellera. The exact cooking time will depend on your ingredients and how long the rice takes to cook.

READ MORE →
Chocolate Sea Salt Shortbread Sablé Fleur de Sel
Cakes & CookiesDessertGuest PostProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Chocolate Sea Salt Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Sablés with Fleur de Sel. Shortbread is called sablé because the texture is a little crumbly like sand. Warning! This delicious cookie a combination of dark chocolate and sea salt might be hard to keep around your kitchen for very long.

READ MORE →
Provencal Poischichade Easy Appetizers
AppetizerFrançois de MélogueProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Poischichade and Other Easy Appetizers

This summer when we were in Provence visiting family and pre-planning for our group tour, I noticed a developing trend for appetizers. The traditional black olive tapenade is of course always present. However, there is a movement to use alternative ingredients to create hummus-like dips, I call these spreads ades. …

READ MORE →
Provencal Daube Lamb Stew Côte du Rhône Wine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Daube Lamb Stew with Côte du Rhône Wine

A Provencal daube is like most stews, easy to prepare and best if left to cook slowly for a long period until the meat is tender.

READ MORE →
French-Style Apple Tarts
DessertMirabeau WinesPies & TartsTaste: Food & Drink

Individual French-Style Apple Tarts

The smell of apple tarts baking in your kitchen is a temptation enough, but these individual pastries in the pretty flower pattern… Well, it takes a lot of willpower to resist.

READ MORE →