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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Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Red Pepper Purée
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Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken and a Zoom Dinner

Not to dwell on the realities of 2020, but we had to get creative about seeing friends, if only virtually. For an international Zoom dinner, one of the guests made a wish for chicken breasts stuffed with herbed goat cheese and vegetable Napoleons on the side. That was a wish …

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Crispy Duck Confit a French Classic
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Crispy Duck Confit a French Classic

If you could pick your last meal – what would it be? For my last meal on Earth, I would select a dish that is both humble and classic. I would choose a duck confit. There is something utterly delicious about obscenely crisp duck skin mixed with succulent duck meat. It …

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Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken with shallots and grapes
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Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken for Easy Entertaining

Sheet pan chicken is all the rage these days. I resisted the idea for a long time, figuring it was just another culinary fad that would fade. But then I realized that one of my favourite chicken dishes ever is a sheet pan chicken recipe by Ottolenghi. Chicken with Fennel …

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Shrimp Cakes Dinner
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Shrimp Cakes for Dinner with Friends

Try these savoury, irresistible shrimp cakes with a gingery-lime mayonnaise and salad. With a little advanced preparation, they come together very quickly and, before you know it, an excellent light supper is on the table. On this particular evening, we shared the meal virtually with friends across the country. Through …

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Warm Winter Recipes from Provence
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My Warm Winter Menu from Provence

The following menu is for cold days, regardless of where you live in the world. These three recipes are easy to prepare. The soup can, and almost should be, made in advance to maximize the marriage of flavours. The slow-roasted lamb requires very little preparation time and even less monitoring …

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Provencal Lamb Daube Gedda
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Provencal Lamb Daube Inspired by Gui Gedda

Learning to cook traditional Provencal dishes with the legendary Gui Gedda is no exception. If you are lucky enough to find a copy of his culinary masterpiece Cooking School Provence you will glean wonders from the man that chefs around the world refer to as the Pope or Marcel Pagnol …

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Parsley and Mint Vinaigrette
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Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint Monet Style

The books Everyday Monet and Monet’s Palate Cookbook inspired these Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint and Parsley. This recipe salutes Monet’s dedication to the farm-to-table movement before it even had a title. Earlier this year, I received an incredibly thoughtful and generous gift (of the two books) in the mail recently from …

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Provencal Slow-cooked lamb shoulder
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Provencal Slow-Cooked Lamb Shoulder

Lamb is commonly found in French cuisine and, in particular, in Provence. Slow-cooked lamb shoulder is one of the easiest meals to prepare that gives you the satisfaction and robust flavours of a true homestyle meal. Enjoy this lamb recipe with roast potatoes, a crisp green salad, or pan-fried garlic …

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Provençal Herbed Salmon with Roasted Vegetables
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Provençal Herbed Salmon with Roasted Vegetables

Although today’s recipe for Herbed Salmon with Roasted Vegetables is Provençal, the story has links to Italy (our other love). And it all has to do with a little jar labelled Finocchio, the Italian word for fennel. Once, when Mark and I were in Scottsdale, Arizona, just after our move …

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