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.

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 …

Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken @Masdaugustine
Gary and Jane LangtonMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Chicken stuffed with Goats Cheese, Serrano Ham and Tomato Recipe

Chicken breasts can be much more interesting if stuffed and rolled, especially as the cooking method I use helps them to stay moist and succulent. There are various options for the stuffing, but my favourite is goats’ cheese with Serrano ham and a few basil leaves.

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.

Cod Fillet en Papilliote on Tomato, Basil Olive Compote Vegetables @MirabeauWine
Mirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Cod Fillet en Papilliote on Tomato, Basil and Olive Compote with Vegetables

Contributor blog post by Jeany Cronk: Hurray at last summer’s here, and our diet naturally turns towards lighter dishes and we take advantage of the many healthy and colourful seasonal vegetables that grace our markets and supermarket shelves. You do get good fresh fish here in Provence, but this is …

Tomates provençales
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Tomates provençales

Contributor blog post by Pesto and Pistou As we start to come into the tomato season, more in the Mediterranean areas than here in the UK of course, I’ve been turning my attention to tomato recipes. When tomatoes first appeared in Italy in the 1600s they weren’t adopted by peasants …