Soupe au Pistou Provencal
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

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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Roast Chicken Provencal Poulet au Citron
Laura SnoekMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Roast Chicken Provencal Style with Local Lemons from Menton

There is nothing better than the tantalising aroma of roast chicken, well except for chocolate cake. As for savoury dishes, roast chicken is a winner for a family, it requires very little supervision, there are often leftovers for sandwiches and bones for soup or stock.  The credit for this recipe goes to Denise, my belle mere, she uses local, seasonal and when practical organic products for her creations. Enjoy Denise’s Poulet Provençal au citron de Menton, it’s a simple roast chicken dish with local lemons.

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Easy Zucchini Tuna Appetizer Zucchini and Tuna Rolls
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Fresh and Easy Zucchini Tuna Rolls Appetizer

This appetizer recipe is from Il Cucchiaio d’Argento. Thin zucchini strips are “stuffed” with easily found ingredients, canned tuna, capers, cheese. The result is pretty and tasty.

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Zucchini Basil Veloute Soup Recipe
Martine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesSoupTaste: Food & Drink

Late Summer Soup: Zucchini and Basil Velouté

This recipe for Zucchini, Basil Velouté is suitable for even the most novice of cooks. As there are only a few ingredients, small, sweet zucchini and fresh basil are key. I like to serve this soup chilled with a dollop of creme fraiche and snipped basil on top.You could add croutons or diced zucchini instead. Not counting calories? Add a cup of half and half to the chilled soup before serving. The bright green color and luscious texture make this a lovely starter for a dinner party or a family meal.

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Salmon Herbed Provencal Chèvre zucchini @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseTaste: Food & Drink

Salmon with Herbed Provencal Chèvre Wrapped in Zucchini

One of the infinite dishes complimented by Herbes de Provence, enhancing the flavour of creamy chèvre all stuffed in to bright pink salmon filets wrapped in zucchini and baked to perfection.

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Lentil Spinach Stew @PerfProvence
Provencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Lucky New Years Dish Lentil Spinach Stew

Originally posted on Ginger and Nutmeg this recipe is a combination of lentils, spinach and spices. An easy side dish to ring in the New Year with a touch of luck.

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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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curried Vegetable Terrine @CocoaandLavender
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste: Food & Drink

Colourful Curried Vegetable Terrine

This Cocoa & Lavender is perfect for vegetarians, but we are pretty sure even your carnivore friends will be begging for seconds. David combines bright colours, fresh vegetable (in season) and a zesty curry flavour into an all-star dish.

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Gérald Passedat's Ratatouille By Richard Haughton
Provencal RecipesSide DishTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for Gérald Passedat’s Ratatouille My Way

“Ratatouille My Way” is from Gérald Passedat’s new cookbook Flavors From The French Mediterranean. Ratatouille is a classic Provencal recipe that uses ingredients readily found in the region (tomatoes, zucchini, onions, eggplant). However, this version is prepared with the expertise of a master chef.

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Zucchini at St Tropez Market @PerfProvence
AppetizerCarolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Quick Appetizer Zucchini Tart

This recipe I call “Jacques Zucchini Tart.” It is the perfect appetizer – think chilled rosé with a savoury, lightly salted snack that takes about 30 minutes to pull together. Your guests will be impressed

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