Fresh Market White Asparagus Gratin @Cocoa&Lavender
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

White Asparagus Gratin a Seasonal Recipe to Celebrate Spring

During spring months in Provence, it is common to find fresh white and green asparagus in local markets, and the perfect excuse to make a white asparagus gratin. In Germany, this particular season has a name: Spargelzeit. This phrase really just means “asparagus time”, but it sounds so poetic in German. …

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Provencal Fish Soup Recipe
Ashley TinkerFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Make Provencal Fish Soup From Scratch It’s Worth it

Deciding to make dinner for a large group takes courage. Deciding to create a menu based around a tradition Provencal fish soup, and making the whole thing from scratch is just a little bit crazy, but the results are delicious. Chefs in France take their trade seriously, so it is not surprising that a Marseille -based group decided that this iconic dish required some specific ingredients and serving methodology, hence the Bouillabaisse Charter. A real Marseille bouillabaisse

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Wild mushrooms Tastes of Provence @PerfProvence
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup in Under an Hour

Never trust anyone who doesn’t like soup. Whether your preference is hot, cold, spicy, creamy, chunky or smooth there are thousands of possible variations on this dish that requires a spoon. This Cream of Mushroom Soup will satisfy those who like their soup warm, fresh and delicious.

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L'Oeuf Parfait Mushrooms Parmesan
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste: Food & Drink

Classy Brunch Recipe L’Oeuf Parfait, with Porcini mushrooms and Parmesan cream

Way better than scrambled eggs! L’Oeuf Parfait, sautéed porcini mushrooms and parmesan cream is a serious upgrade to your brunch eggs. This absolutely perfect egg is slow cooked to perfection. You can also enjoy it as an appetizer or with a side salad for a light lunch. I’m sure you’ll think it is eggcellent! 

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Raspberry Tart with Almond Crust
DessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for a Delicious Raspberry Tart with an Almond Crust

Gilles Conchy is the smiling face behind the Provence Gourmet. This is his recipe for Raspberry Tart with an Almond Crust. This is an easy dessert to make. The fresh raspberries and hint of mint give it a summer feel.

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Blue Goat Cheese and Pear Timbales @Cocoa&Lavender
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Goat Blue Cheese and Pear Timbales a Light Starter Course

This recipe combines sharp, creamy blue goat cheese and ripe Anjou pears in a lovely savoury flan or timbales. The Anjou pear is also called the Genovian pear (in Italy), and perhaps that is a good example of the transferability of the language of cooking. A timbale in French cuisine is a sweet or savoury, custard-like recipe that is cooked in a cylindrical pan or bottomless dish (flan ring). In Italian, the same dish is called a Timballo.

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Spicy Carrot Goat Cheese Pâté 
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Spicy Carrot Goat Cheese Pâté a Recipe for those Bits in the Fridge

We all agree that food waste is terrible, and in North America where shopping for many tends to involve large format stores with bulk packaging…often we buy too much. Even if you are a conscious shopper and dedicated cook like David sometimes there end up being some leftover bits in the fridge. Now, in Cocoa & Lavender’s kitchen nothing gets wasted so he created this recipe for spicy carrot goat cheese pâté.

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Dijon Chicken
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Mom’s Dijon Chicken a Dinner Classic in Under 30-Minutes

Every cook needs to have a few “go-to” recipes tucked in their apron. These recipes are the ones that you can make without checking to see if you have the ingredients, you know are delicious, and never fail to impress your guests.

For me, my mother’s Dijon Chicken, a simple baked poultry dish that is ready in under 30-minutes, is a go-to combination.

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Lemon Tart Tarte au Citron @SipTasteShare
DessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkViktorija Todorovska

Lemon Tart for any Season (and Reason)

Lemon tart is Tarte au citron in French. Regardless, of language the blend of tangy and sweet is enough to turn even a non-dessert eater into a fan. This recipe comes from Provence Food and Wine: The Art of Living a cookbook and reflection on the Mediterranean lifestyle with photos by François Millo.

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Lapin à Moutarde Traditional Mustard Rabbit Recipe @AtableenProvence
Main CoursePaula KaneProvencal RecipesRabbitTaste: Food & Drink

Lapin à la Moutarde a Classic French Recipe

Lapin à la Moutarde is quintessential French dish is quite simple and packed with flavour. I love the addition of crispy herbs for texture, and you can happily substitute pork (photograph above) if you are opposed to or cannot find rabbit.  

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