Lemon-Frosted Pistachio Cake
Cakes & CookiesDavid Scott AllenDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Lemon-Frosted Pistachio Cake for Dessert

To bringing a course for the meal that related to our interpretation of the song. My contribution was this delicious Lemon-Frosted Pistachio Cake, a recipe by food writer, author and chef Nigel Slater.

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Steak Chocolat Sauce Recipe Steak au Chocolate
BeefDavid Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Steak au Chocolat a Sauce Recipe for Friends

This chocolate-based sauce for the steak adds a slightly decadent finish to the grilled meat. The sauce worked well in a pairing with the Hermitage La Petite Chapelle (2012) from Paul Jaboulet-Aîné, a red wine from the Northern Rhône Valley.

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Salmon Wellington en Crôute
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

Salmon Wellington – Salmon en Crôute

My variation on Salmon Wellington en Crôute includes other seafood (sole, scallops and shrimp), it was “born” out of necessity when we lived in Maine. Over the years, I have lightened-up the recipe ingredients a bit.

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Winter Dinner Party Menu Warm Salad Roasted Leeks
Provencal RecipesSaladTasha PowellTaste

Warm Salad Roasted Leeks, Edamame and Cheese

We served this dish as a side at Thanksgiving. However, it also works well as a starter course. Begin your dinner party with a warm salad of roasted leeks with edamame, fresh herbs, parmesan and mozzarella. Join us in May for the Pitcher & Powell culinary adventure in Provence, where …

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Winter in Provence Events Calendar La Rotonde Christmas Aix-en-Provence
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Winter in Provence Events Calendar 2020

Winter Festivals and Events in Provence What is winter like in Provence? It’s a good question. So, many images of the South of France are summer scenes; ribbons of blooming lavender fields, glasses of rosé with beads of condensation and beautiful people in enjoying their holidays. Perhaps wintertime in Provence garners less …

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Provence Fall Festivals 2022
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottInspireWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Provence Fall Festivals to Discover 2019 Events

Festivals and Fall Events in Provence Fall in Provence directs you towards a heartier menu. Enjoy meat (lamb, wild boar, taureaux, rabbit, fowl) roasted with herbes de Provence, root vegetables and delicious red wine blends. At this time of year, the hiking is fabulous, biking is possible, and golfers might …

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Aix-en-Provence Market French Salad Dressing Vinaigrette
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French Salad Dressing Alberta Vinaigrette

This recipe highlights two of those – canola and honey – using a fundamentally French technique for making a great vinaigrette.

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Black Truffle Risotto Recipe
Main CoursePetra CarterProvencal RecipesTaste

Black Truffle Risotto a Recipe for Good Friends

This Black Truffle Risotto is decidedly a bit decadent, but don’t worry your dinner guests won’t complain. It can be served as a starter course, a side dish with a slow roasted or grilled meat or as a main course with a green salad.

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Grilled Calamari Radicchio Salad
François de MélogueProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

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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Spring Recipe Asparagus Asparagus with Orange Maltaise Sauce
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Spring Recipe Asparagus with Orange Maltaise Sauce

This recipe for Asparagus with Orange Maltaise Sauce is a perfect starter course for a springtime dinner, or serve it for lunch. Easy and seasonal this asparagus dish shouts “Spring is in the air.” The photo shows white asparagus only, but we recommend the two varieties for visual effect and delicious texture.

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