Spicy Carrot Goat Cheese Pâté 
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Spicy Carrot Goat Cheese Pâté a Recipe for those Bits in the Fridge

We all agree that food waste is terrible, and in North America where shopping for many tends to involve large format stores with bulk packaging…often we buy too much. Even if you are a conscious shopper and dedicated cook like David sometimes there end up being some leftover bits in the fridge. Now, in Cocoa & Lavender’s kitchen nothing gets wasted so he created this recipe for spicy carrot goat cheese pâté.

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Chèvre Bites with Spices Appetizer @SipTasteShare
AppetizerProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkViktorija Todorovska

Appetizer Chèvre Bites with Spices

This easy-to-make appetizer uses local goat’s cheese (chèvre), ripe tomatoes and fresh peaches with just the right amount of spices. The recipe (bouchees de fromage de chèvre aux epices) is found in Provence Food and Wine: The Art of Living

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Herbed Goat Cheese
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Herbed Goat Cheese or with Peppercorns for Relaxed Entertaining

Entertaining should be easy. Invite your neighbours over for drinks and serve this simple appetizer – goat cheese with herbs or peppercorns.

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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 …

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Bandol Rosé Goat Cheese Pairing
Provence WineZineTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Bandol Rosé and Goat Cheese Provençal Pairings for Summer Nights

Contributor blog post by David Scott Allen: While summer isn’t the only season to drink rosé, it is incredibly refreshing on a hot summer evening… and that is something we know well in Tucson. Sometimes, it is so hot in the evening (lately, our temperatures have been hovering at 115°F …

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Provençal Asparagus Tart
Lunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Provençal Asparagus Tart or Tarte aux Asperges Recipe

Light and crisp puff pastry covered in creamy goat’s cheese, salty ham and topped with the season`s best Asparagus gently roasted to perfection.

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Banon views Explore Provence @CobblestoneVineyards
Cheryl ShufflebothamLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

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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Stuffed Zucchini flower with goat cheese, figs and ham @CooknwithClass #TastesofProvence
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste: Food & Drink

Stuffed Zucchini Flowers with Goat Cheese, Figs and Ham

You need to try this recipe while there is still a chance of finding zucchini flowers and fresh figs in the markets of Provence…otherwise you will dream about it all winter.

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Village Banon Cross Alpes Haute Provence
Explore: Travel in ProvenceGinger and NutmegRoad Trips South of France

Goat Cheese and fast dogs in the Village of Banon

Contributor blog post by Nutmeg: Check out the Luberon views high up on the hill in the village of Banon. It is a great place for a hike or lunch, and  home to the fastest dog in France, Dabir a Saluki. If you are lucky enough to be there in lavender …

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Vins au Vert #Banon @Spacebetweenfr
Liz LordRestaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Lunch and Tempting Reasons to Visit Banon

Liz Lord and her husband Mel run an annual tour called Hidden Provence, based out of private home near Forcalquier guests spend 8 nights (7 days) together exploring an “unspoilt area of Provence.” The following post Liz wrote after they finished the guided trip, but before the memories of Banon faded. …

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