Lemon Madeleines #TastesofProvence @CocoaandLavender
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for Lemon Madeleines

While the origin of this little spongecake or “teacake” that is served as a cookie is still widely debated today, one thing is for certain madeleines are a light, sweet and aromatic taste experience.

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Croque Monsieur Madame @DavidScottAllen
David Scott AllenLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Classic Bistro Sandwich Croque Monsieur and Madame

The ingredients are few for this dish – pain de mie (I really think the bread must be pain de mie – and never sour dough; anyone in France want to weigh in?), ham, cheese, béchamel sauce, and mustard. There are (if you look online) hundreds of recipes, each with a slight variation: the cheese in the béchamel or the cheese on top; mustard on both pieces of bread, or just one side; toast the bread, grill the sandwich, bake it, broil it, or a hybrid. Basically, they all work!

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Nicoise Salad Cooking Classes Provence @venisenprovence
Provencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

How to Make a True Nicoise Salad

What is a true Niçoise salad? An authentic Niçoise is made with raw vegetables; only the eggs are cooked. You have anchovies or tuna, never the two. This salad can be a complete meal with some good bread and a glass of rosé! You can mix the salad just before serving.

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Fondant Cake #Recipe @MirabeauWine
Cakes & CookiesDessertMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Really Easy Chocolate Fondant Cake

This easy recipe for Chocolate Fondant Cake made with only 5 ingredients, in record time, is from our friends at Mirabeau wine. Hope you love it and if this isn’t a good excuse to bake a cake, I don’t know what is.

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Spinach Cake Recipe @GingerandNutmeg
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for a Provencal Lunch Spinach Cake

This recipe is adapted from David Tanis “Platter of Figs” cookbook. It is easy to make a can be reheated. A perfect recipe for lunch or a good side dish for dinner.

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Brandade Souffle Brandade de Morue Nimoise Cook'n with Class #Uzes @Cooknwithclass
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste: Food & Drink

Cook’n with Class Brandade “Souffle”

Brandade de Morue Nimoise (Mini Brandade Souffle) is a southern French classic recipe. It’s usually served with slices of crusty bread and raw vegetables, and goes well with a crisp, dry white wine.This is a Brandade that is served hot as opposed to the aperitif version that is spread on bread.

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Fig Walnut and Lardon Quiche #Figs #Recipe @MirabeauWine
Lunchtime MealsMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Mirabeau Recipe: Fig, Walnut and Lardon Quiche

seasonal quiches, as there’s always a nice combination that will work. Figs are lovely with nuts, so you can make a very tasty number with some crushed almonds or walnuts, figs and some lardons

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Make Crepes Recipe @ProvenceCook
DessertFlans, Puddings & OtherProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

How to Make Crepes

Although, crepes are not traditional food from Provence add this easy, versatile recipe from the Provence Gourmet in your “go to list.” If you are in Aix-en-Provence (or any where close by) you can find delicious, handmade crepes made by Delphine at Crepes Cidre et Co. If you are interested …

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Lavender Provence
Cakes & CookiesDessertProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Elizabeth Bard’s Financiers aux Abricots et à la Lavande

This recipe for a sweet snack, mini-cakes, comes from Elizabeth Bard’s latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. The author combines the flavours of Provence apricot and lavender in a traditional French dessert. The recipe is published with the author’s permission.

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Roasted Apricot Tart Almond Crust @ProvenceCook
DessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Roasted Apricot Tart with Almond Crust

This recipe from Gilles – the Provence Gourmet – is an easy dessert made with two ingredients from Provence; apricots and almonds. Follow this link to understand more about Ancient Apricots in Provence. If you are interested in cooking classes and learning some traditional Provencal meals contact Gilles (Provence Gourmet) …

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