Chocolate Mousse Recipe
DessertFlans, PuddingsMartine Bertin-PetersonProvencal RecipesTaste

Make this Chocolate Mousse for Dessert

There is something deliciously decadent about a chocolate dessert. So, this Chocolate Mousse fits the bill perfectly, it’s easy to make, and your guests will love the extra effort. This easy recipe was adapted from "Around My French Table" by Dorie Greenspan. Enjoy chocolate mousse as the finale for your …

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Joël Durand Chocolate Provence portrait
Keith Van SickleLocal Food ProducersTaste

Joël Durand The Best Chocolate Maker in Provence

A Precocious Talent “As a young boy in Brittany,” says Joël Durand, “I had three dreams—to be a chef, a pastry-maker, or a race car driver.” A smile crosses his face. “My parents made it clear that driving race cars was not in the cards, so I started cooking when …

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Fall Plating for Chocolate Pear Tarts
DessertPies & TartsProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste

Chocolate and Pear Tarts a Fall Dessert

This chocolate and pear tart is a perfect dessert for autumn. Chocolate and pears are a magnificent marriage of flavour and texture. Also for this dessert, I created a leaf design with raspberry coulis and caramel on a white plate (using squeeze bottles) and then blended the colours with a …

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Poached Pears Chocolate Sauce
David Scott AllenDessertFlans, PuddingsProvencal RecipesTaste

Poached Pears with Chocolate Sauce for Dessert

Helen of Troy was known for her great beauty. In Greek mythology, she was Zeus and Leda’s daughter and was said to have been the most beautiful woman in the world. She wasn’t without her issues, though. Just read up on her, and you will be glad she wasn’t your …

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Figs Chocolate Delicious Tart White chocolate tart, red fruits & fresh figs from the garden Tarte chocolat blanc, fruits rouge s & figues fraîches du jardin
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Figs and Chocolate Make a Delicious Tart

Almost indescribable, the scent of a fig tree full of almost ripe fruit is a fragrance that is both sweet and earthy, it’s summer in Provence. The scent is distinctive, almost arresting in the open air, however, in a closed space can be overwhelming. And, you can eat too many! …

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Warm Chocolate Tart Dessert
DessertFrançois de MéloguePies & TartsProvencal RecipesTaste

A Warm Chocolate Tart for Dessert

This past weekend I made my favourite dessert of all-time; a seductively simple warm chocolate tart that I first encountered at Joel Robuchon’s restaurant in Paris many years ago. It is a rich and decadent dessert, with a silky-smooth custard-like chocolate filling that truly has no peers. The first time …

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Chocolate and Raspberry Towers
DessertFlans, PuddingsProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste

Chocolate and Raspberry Towers for Dessert

This dessert recipe for Chocolate and Raspberry Towers was part of a 3-course gluten-free online class that I presented in September. The rest of the menu included panisse (chickpea fritters) served with fresh lemon, skewered grilled shrimp, roasted fennel and cherry tomatoes. In addition to recipes, I share plating techniques …

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My Grandmother's Chocolate cake Recipe
Cakes & CookiesCarolyne Kauser-AbbottDessertProvencal RecipesTaste

Remembering My Grandmother’s Chocolate Cake Recipe

A Book with Provencal Recipes: Small-town florist Natasha is determined to leave the past far behind her. But when she learns her ex-husband never told his family about their divorce – and that he needs her to accompany him on a trip to the French countryside – could love bloom …

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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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Chocolate Sea Salt Shortbread Sablé Fleur de Sel
Cakes & CookiesDessertGuest PostProvencal RecipesTaste

Chocolate Sea Salt Shortbread Cookies

Chocolate Sablés with Fleur de Sel. Shortbread is called sablé because the texture is a little crumbly like sand. Warning! This delicious cookie a combination of dark chocolate and sea salt might be hard to keep around your kitchen for very long.

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