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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Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms @ElizabethBard Recipe
Provencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste: Food & Drink

Elizabeth Bard’s Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms

This savoury recipe is from Elizabeth Bard’s latest book Picnic in Provence: A memoir with Recipes. Stuffed zucchini blossoms are a little extra effort to make, but your table companions will be happy you made them. This recipe has been published with the author’s permission.

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Fabulous local goats cheese Banon @ProvenceTayls
David & Karen TaylorLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Fabulous local goats cheese in Banon

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: The nearby village of Banon is renowned for its appellation controlled goats cheese. We are lucky to know a local award winning producer and can recommend a visit to their small shop on the farm where you can buy the freshest goats cheese at excellent …

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