Soupe au Pistou Provencal
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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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Grilled Calamari Radicchio Salad
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

Grilled Calamari and Radicchio Starter Salad

This starter salad of grilled calamari and radicchio is easy to prepare once your guests have arrived. The marinade of olive oil, garlic and herbes de Provence is light and does not overpower the ingredients. Best of all, this dish is really (almost) too pretty to eat. But, don’t resist it’s best consumed warm.

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Grilled Sourdough Tartines wearecookandbaker-griddled-ricotta-peach-basil-tartines-recipe
Lunchtime MealsMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Summer Picnic Perfect: Grilled Sourdough Tartines with Ricotta, Peach and Basil

This recipe is a delicious combination of savoury (sourdough), creamy (ricotta), sweet (peach and honey), and tangy (chicory, radicchio, vinegar). Enjoy a DIY open-faced sandwich in the sun with a crisp rosé from Provence.

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Fig Tomato Salad Recipe @AtableenProvence
Paula KaneProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

A Fig and Tomato Salad Combining the Flavours of Summer in Provence

This simple salad recipe combines slightly tart tomatoes with sweet, fresh figs (from your own tree if you are lucky enough). The figs counter-balance the acidity in the late-season tomatoes, and the cheese although optional adds some extra, creamy roundness to the flavours.

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My Provençal Salade Recipe Chef Anne Challier
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSaladTaste: Food & Drink

My Provençal Salad the Tastes of Eating Local in Provence

This salad plate is a cross between carpaccio and salad. Prepare the tapenade and pesto in advance. Shop for the fresh melon, lettuce leaves and tomatoes at the market in the morning and then plate the ingredients in time for lunch.

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Recipe Three Dips Perfect Summer Entertaining
AppetizerMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Three Dips Perfect for Summertime Entertaining

There is nothing like summer for easy, unfussy entertaining. These three dips – olive tapenade, a goat cheese version and a caviar of aubergine – are Mirabeau Wine adaptations of Provencal classics. Provence is often called a cold country with a hot sun because as soon as the sun’s down you …

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Provencal Tomato Tart @AvignonGourmet
Lunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Summer Pleasure: Recipe for Tarte fine aux Tomates

Sun kissed ripened tomatoes in a tarte aux tatin with a sharp Parmesan, sweet Mascarpone cheese and fresh basil spread, baked to perfection on light and flaky puff pastry.

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financier aux courgettes @GoutetVoyage
AppetizerMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A perfect late summer appetizer – Financiers aux Courgettes (Zucchini Financiers)

Financiers aux Courgettes – little zucchini cakes – fit the pot luck bill perfectly. Typically in French cuisine, a financier is a small, airy cake, often with an almond flour base, that is eaten for dessert. I prefer savoury financiers which lend themselves to a myriad of combinations – sausage and cheese, spinach and cheese, olive, walnuts and cheese

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Ceviche Provencal scocca @cooknwithclass
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste: Food & Drink

Ceviche Provencal Served with Socca

recipe by Cook’n with Class combines the flavours of the Mediterranean with South America. The fresh, citrusy ceviche is served on a layer of hummus and a touch of Nice cuisine rounds out the dish with traditional socca (chickpea flour “pancake”). The combination of flavours in Ceviche Provencal Served with Socca is perfect for a shared appetizer or as a lunch dish.

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Melon Soup #CookingClasses #Provence @venisenprovence
Provencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

A Savoury Melon Soup Starter

Giuseppina Mabilia, who blends a fusion of tastes from Italy and Provence at her cooking school Venise en Provence shares this recipe for a savoury, cold melon soup. Perfect for a starter in the heat of summer, or for lunch.

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