Tables and Tastes of Provence Recipe Index
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5 Easy Entertaining Ideas with Provencal Style

Regardless of whether cooking is your passion or not, entertaining should be enjoyable. Perhaps it is the climate in Provence that lends itself to outdoor dining, but generally, the traditional cuisine involves a few seasonal ingredients and simple techniques. Below we share five (5) easy entertaining ideas inspired by the …

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Endives au Gratin with Ham
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Endives Gratin with Ham a French Bistro Classic

Looking for a great dish for cold-weather activities? Easy to make ahead and serve when you are ready, Endives au Gratin is a Belgian dish typically from Northern France and Belgian. The dish consist of endives wrapped in ham slices served in butter and a bechamel sauce. After outdoor activities, …

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Mixed Mushroom Sheet Pan Recipe
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For Mushroom Lovers An Easy Sheet Pan Recipe

Cooler weather in Provence, a touch of humidity, and maybe even some rain brings with it the promise of wild mushrooms foraged from nearby forests. However, you need to know where to look and do not expect the locals to show you where to find edible fungi. The good news …

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Quiche Basics French Classics
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Quiche Basics: Mastering the French Classic

Although not typically Provencal, quiche is definitely French. You find variations of this savoury tart in most bakeries, grocery stores and many lunch menus. The Quiche Lorraine is indeed the classic version, originating from the northeastern region of France. Any quiche recipe starts with eggs, cream, and (usually) cheese. After …

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Sandwich Crocus de Nîmes
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Saffron Makes this Sandwich from Nîmes Unique

The following recipe comes from a loyal reader and resident of Nîmes. There are many reasons to visit Nîmes, but finding a restaurant that serves this delicious sandwich might be one more. Thank you Gilles Deschamps for sharing the recipe for Crocus de Nîmes with us. The sandwich is a …

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Cod Fish Steamed in Spinach Leaves, Basil Ratatouille, White Wine Cream Sauce
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Steamed Cod Fish with Basil Ratatouille

Easy to prepare, cod is a white fish with a mild flavour that is perfect to pair with bright, colourful vegetables. This dish is an excellent addition to some rice or pasta or great served on its own. We made a traditional Provencal ratatouille as a side dish, the recipe …

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Savoury Leek Tart Provence Tarte fondante aux poireaux
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Make a Savoury Leek Tart from Provence

French cuisine is known for its delicate pastries and desserts. However, light, flaky pastry also complements a savoury tart perfectly! This recipe is similar to a classic French quiche. Serve this tart warm or at room temperature. Make Rose’s leek tart for lunch and serve with a green salad, or …

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Eat Lunch Aix-en-Provence Entre Midi et Deux
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Where to Eat Lunch in Aix-en-Provence?

Entre Midi et Deux What better name for a restaurant that was only open for lunch than Entre Midi et Deux? Located on dynamic Rue d’Italie in Aix-en-Provence, this restaurant has no problem filling their tables. Reservations are a must. Sometimes it’s a treat to go to lunch where there’s a …

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Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe Provence
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Perfecting the Tomato Tarte Tatin Recipe

at one of our favourite restaurants Les Remparts in Venasque. The chef makes a Tomato Tarte Tatin to “die” for and the following recipe is my second attempt to recreate this delicious dish at home.

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Summer Salad Grilled Octopus Recipe
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Exotic Summer Salad Grilled Octopus for Lunch

Have you ever tried grilled octopus? It’s a Mediterranean delicacy, and NOW is the time to be adventurous in the kitchen. This Summer salad recipe with grilled octopus is fresh, delicious, and colourful. The salade composée is a visual treat, as well as a yummy starter for your guests. My …

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