Porcini-Rubbed Steak mixed grill
BeefDavid Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Porcini-Rubbed Steak and the Mixed Grill BBQ

It is less of an issue in France, where typical grocery store packaging might include two chicken breasts, six sausages, four steaks, but in the United States, everything is “supersized” I end up with bits and pieces in my freezer.  The good news is that cleaning out my fridge is …

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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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Provençal Seafood Stew @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Variation on Provençal Seafood Stew

A satisfying and delicious bowl of comfort while at the same time not being heavy. The refreshing tomato and fish broth highlight the delicious levels of flavour from the capers, olives, fresh spinach and chile flakes with the seafood taking center stage.

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Sea Bream Fillet Dorade Courgette Pancake Recipe @MasdAugustine
Fish & SeafoodGary and Jane LangtonMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

A Recipe from the South Sea Bream and Zucchini Pancakes

Light and crispy baby zucchini pancakes adorned with a warm flaky filet of fish surrounded by a drizzle of fresh tomato coulis.

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Fennel Tomato Soup Pastis @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Provence in a Bowl Fennel Tomato Soup with Pastis

In his easy recipe, David has combined iconic tastes of Provence – tomatoes, fennel and Pastis – into a bowl (original Cocoa & Lavender post here). In summer months, local market stands showcase tomatoes of every description from trendy multi-coloured heirloom varieties to a Provencal version of the juicy beefsteak to tiny …

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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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Savoury Shortbread Olives Provence @PerfProvence
AppetizerProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Savoury Shortbread by Elizabeth Bard

This easy appetizer comes from Elizabeth Bard’s latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. The recipe combines Provençal flavours of rosemary and olive into a delicious savoury shortbread. The recipe is published with the author’s permission.

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Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms @ElizabethBard Recipe
Provencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste: Food & Drink

Elizabeth Bard’s Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

This savoury recipe is from Elizabeth Bard’s latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. Stuffed zucchini blossoms are a little extra effort to make, but your table companions will be happy you made them. This recipe has been published with the author’s permission.

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Petits Farcis beef stuffed tomato Provence @ElizabethBard
BeefMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Elizabeth Bard’s Petits Farcis Stuffed Tomatoes and Zucchini

Elizabeth Bard’s Stuffed Tomatoes and Zucchini This recipe comes from Elizabeth Bard latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. This delicious summer recipe is published with her permission. The stuffed vegetables can be served as a lunch or light dinner.

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Mussels Provencal Moules farcies à la provençale via @ProvenceCook
Provencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste: Food & Drink

Fresh Mussels Provencal Style by Provence Gourmet

Where Paris restaurants trip over themselves to serve up Belgium-style, (that might raise a few French eyebrows) moules-frites to the tourist crowd, Provencal chefs are happy with their variations. Mussel farming is the highest volume shellfish industry in Europe. However, it is by no means contemporary, shellfish cultivation on wooden …

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