Tomato Tart Confit Tomatoes
François de MélogueLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Tomato Tart Plain and Simple

Savoury tarts are something that French cooks do just as well as those tempting sweet creations. This Tomato Tart made with homemade confit tomatoes is a breath of summer any time of the year. Of course, we all dream of those summer days when you can pick tomatoes in your …

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Artichokes Barigoule Provencal Bistro
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Artichokes Barigoule a Provencal Bistro Classic

Provencal Bistro Classic We stumbled across the Bistrot du Paradou quite by hazard, on one of our drives around the Alpilles villages. It turns out that we were quite naive with regards to this restaurant’s gastronomic reputation and its loyal fan base. We now understand just how lucky we were …

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Asparagus Risotto Recipe
Provencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & DrinkViktorija Todorovska

Asparagus Risotto a Recipe to Share with Friends

Risotto is easy to make, and a great dinner party dish. Prepare your mise-en-place in advance (wash the asparagus, and have your ingredients ready). Let the conversation flow while you stir the rice.

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Pine Nut Tart (Tarte aux Pignons)
DessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkViktorija Todorovska

Provencal Dessert Pine Nut Tart (Tarte aux Pignons)

Tarte aux pignons or a pine nut tart is the Provencal version of pecan pie or walnut tart. The sweet base for the tart is a shortcrust pastry shell (pâte sablée) this dessert is a specialty from the village of Bormes-les-Mimosas.

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Olive Oil Cake Recipe
Cakes & CookiesDessertGuest PostProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Lemon Olive Oil Cake Recipe

This guest post comes to us from Berlin (and Madrid)! Vlada Migas is a pastry chef and the voice behind the tempting recipes on her blog Cook for Soul. “I enjoy feeding people with tasty desserts and sharing my cooking stories with them. Recently upgraded my skills with alternative dieting …

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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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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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Radish Green Olive Tartare Sourdough Bread
AppetizerMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Radish Green Olive Tartare on Sourdough a Tangy Appetizer

This appetizer requires no cooking, which is perfect for a hot summer day. The preparation time is limited and the combination of red radish with green olive makes for a lovely tangy “tartare.” Enjoy the combination on top of fresh bread with a glass of chilled Mirabeau rosé and these other starters.

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Fried Beef Lettuce Cups Provencal Zucchini
AppetizerMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Fried Beef Lettuce Cups à la Provençal with Zucchini

We created this recipe as part of a trio of starters to stimulate your hunger and to pair with a glass (or two) of chilled Mirabeau rosé. With a slight Asian influence, the stir-fried Provençal beef and zucchini (courgette) are served on a bed of little gem lettuce (baby romaine). This light starter works well as an appetizer or a tapas style menu.

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Artichokes à la Barigoule Provencal Recipe
Provencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & DrinkViktorija Todorovska

Artichokes à la Barigoule a Classic Provencal Recipe

When perky artichokes announce the arrival of warmer weather, it is time to revisit Artichokes à la Barigoule a Provençal delight, rich, flavorful and complex. Fresh artichokes are usually available in local markets from spring through late summer. The garlic, carrots and fresh herbs give the dish its flavour. You can make this dish vegetarian by omitting the bacon.

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