Fried Squash Blossoms with Fontina
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste

Delicious Fried Squash Blossoms with Fontina

Taking away the flowers of some plants makes them stronger and happier. Basil, for instance, will branch and provide you with much more pesto fodder if you make sure it never blooms. However, when we take away a zucchini blossom to stuff, fry, and eat, will it mean more zucchini …

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A Classic French Cheese Soufflé Recipe
Provencal RecipesStarter CourseTasha PowellTaste

A Classic French Cheese Soufflé Recipe

A French cheese soufflé was part of a menu that I created for a virtual cooking class. The class Fusion Vegetarian Menu Inspired by My Travels in France and Morocco! included a delicious line-up of dishes. The menu included four vegetarian courses: a classic Cheese Soufflé, Grilled Moroccan Vegetable Kabobs, …

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Savoury Muffins Pumpkin Cheese Mirabeau wine
BreadsMirabeau WinesProvencal RecipesTaste

Savoury Muffins Pumpkin and Comté Cheese

Savoury muffins are a treat, so why not have a little fun and make them for Halloween? This version uses a slice of a big pumpkin (such as a Muscat) or a whole smaller variety such as Potimarron. Roast with some olive oil on a baking tray until soft, this …

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Quick Loaf Ham Olive Cake
AppetizerAshley TinkerBreadsProvencal RecipesTaste

Savoury Quick Loaf a Ham and Olive Cake

What about a savoury snack or nibble with a glass of rosé? This savoury quick loaf a Ham and Olive Cake is a great snack or pre-dinner bite. It’s often enjoyed by kids here in France when they get home from school for their goûter. In French, this is called Cake aux Olives et Jambon – yes they use the English word “cake.”

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Easy Entertaining Make a Charcuterie Cheese Board
David Scott AllenMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste

How to Make a Charcuterie Cheese Board

Sometimes when life calls for relaxed, stress-free dining, try an indoor picnic. Make a charcuterie cheese board as an appetizer or add more ingredients for a light meal – apéro dinatoire.

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Black Truffle Brie
AppetizerPetra CarterProvencal RecipesTaste

Truffled Brie is Cheese Heaven

There is nothing, absolutely nothing, like a soft creamy brie cheese that oozes truffle scent. Truffled brie is practically heaven on earth, and easy to make too!

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Crunchy Tomatoes Appetiser Un air de Famille
AppetizerCarolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesTaste

Crunchy Tomatoes an Easy and Pretty Appetizer

This quick appetizer has a sweet, crunchy finish. Pretty, colourful and fresh cherry tomatoes with a touch of cheese, your guests will love this taste of Provence.

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Francophile Holiday Gifts Provence 2018
InspireShopping & Gifts

Francophile Holiday Gifts from Provence for the Cooks on Your List

The retail stores and  shopping malls are decked with holiday decor signaling that it’s time to start thinking about gifts for everyone on your list. Fortunately, if there are cooks and food-lovers on your list, there are lots of options in price points that range from a few dollars to …

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tarte aux tomates Tastes Provence
David Scott AllenLunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

A Perfectly French Lunch Tarte aux Tomates

Celebrate summer with this light and savoury tart highlighting the season’s best tomatoes. David made the Tarte aux Tomates to celebrate July 14th – Bastille day – a summer lunch. Once you have tasted this perfect combination of summer produce with mustard and cheese you will want to make it over and …

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Banon views Explore Provence @CobblestoneVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamLocal Food ProducersTaste

Banon A Land of Goat Cheese, Lavender, and Wheat

Contributor blog post by Cheryl Shufflebotham: The small perched village of Banon, located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department, is authentic Provence at its best. Banon wasn’t at the top of my list to see but was a spur-of-the-moment stop. What a surprise! I had no idea that it would prove to …

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