Seared Scallops Coquilles Saint-Jacques
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Seared Scallops Coquilles Saint-Jacques and Caramelized Endives

This seafood dish so bright and flavourful that I call it sunshine on a plate (see post for step-by-step photos). Seared scallops are coquilles Saint-Jacques in French. They are not hard to cook, but there are a few culinary keys to achieving a crispy result. Try to find fresh scallops …

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Butternut Squash Soup
Barbara SchuerenbergProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Butternut Squash Soup – Velouté de Butternut

This Butternut Squash Soup might become your “go-to” for cool fall days. It requires very little preparation and only four ingredients. The heat of your oven will keep you warm while you wait.

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Quince Puff Pastry Tarts Roasted Pecans @MirabeauWine
DessertMirabeau WinesPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Fall Desert Quince Puff Pastry Tarts with Roasted Pecans and Vanilla Sauce

Quince are not a pretty fruit. Far from perfectly shaped they resemble an oversized, rock-hard pear. However, once peeled and stewed with sugar, like apples for a compote, quince are versatile. You can make a quince paste, which is delicious with cheese or follow this recipe for Quince Puff Pastry Tarts …

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Lentil Sausage Sweet Paprika Soup Cook'n with Class
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Hearty Lentil Soup with Sausage and Sweet Paprika

This recipe for lentil soup with sausage, lots of vegetables and a hint of sweet paprika is a filling meal for lunch or dinner. Bundle up and enjoy the change of seasons.

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Mushroom Roast Pumpkin Salad @MirabeauWine
Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

Marinated Mushroom and Roast Pumpkin Salad for Autumn Weather

Often, as the weather turns cooler the tendency is towards warm, slow-cooked meals, and roasted meats. These menus beg for a table of good friends and great wine. However, you don’t want the meal to be too “heavy” this tasty combination of autumn vegetables – marinated mushroom and roast pumpkin salad – is a perfect starter course

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Pork Cheek Daube
François de MélogueMain CoursePorkProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pork Cheek Daube a Fall Weather Stew from Provence

This slow-cooked pork stew will fill your home with delicious aromas. If you are lucky enough to forage for your own cepes, you with think you landed in autumnal heaven.

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Homemade Apple Beignet Caramel Ice Cream
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherFrançois de MélogueProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Homemade Apple Beignet with Caramel Ice Cream Recipe

This recipe turns seasonal apples into the best doughnuts ever. No one (or at least no one I know) can resist a homemade apple beignet served with caramel ice cream. It’s slightly fussy to deep-fry the battered apples while your guests are there, but trust me they won’t mind at all.

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Soupe au Pistou Provencal
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Fall Soup: Soupe au Pistou a Provencal Classic

No other soup, save for bouillabaisse which really can’t be called a soup, clearly defines Provence more aptly than Soupe au Pistou. It’s the edible history of the ‘arrière-pays’, or hinterlands of Provence, where farmers have long tended their fields of vegetables and fruits. There are several versions of Soupe …

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Provencal Lamb Chops Lavender Honey Moroccan Couscous salad
François de MélogueLambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provencal Lamb Chops with Honey and Moroccan Couscous

This main course of lamb chops brushed with lavender honey invokes images (and flavours) of lazy summer days in Provence. The roasted lamb is paired with a Moroccan spiced salad that can you can easily prepare in advance.

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Socca Pizza Courgette Gluten-Free
Main CoursePesto & PistouProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Socca Pizza Inspired by the Cuisine of Nice, France

Socca is a traditional Niçoise street food made with chickpea flour and cooked in a very hot cast iron pan. Not quite a pancake, not exactly a crepe, socca is socca. If you love socca it is one of those flavours that will transport you back to the French Riviera

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