Provencal Slow-cooked lamb shoulder
LambMain CoursePetra CarterProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

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
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

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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Thanksgiving Roast Chicken Rosé Mirabeau Wine
Main CourseMirabeau WinesPoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Thanksgiving Roast Chicken with Rosé Cranberry Sauce

There is nothing more straightforward and satisfying than roast chicken. Turkey is the go-to for most Thanksgiving tables in North America. However, it is not practical for a small group, and it’s a challenge to find turkey in France.

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Petits Farcis Nice Food Foodies Food Tour Nice Cote d'Azur
Main CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & DrinkVegetarianVirginie Van Der Wees

Vegetarian Les Petits Farcis a Favourite from Provence

Les petits farcis is a classic Provençal recipe made with seasonal vegetables and a sausage stuffing. The recipe below comes from the kitchen of Virginie Van Der Wees, a certified French teacher who lives near Aix-en-Provence. We have included only the vegetarian version of the stuffing, but you will find …

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Seared Lamb Medallions Tamari Ginger Glaze
David Scott AllenLambMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Seared Lamb Medallions with Asian Flavours

The following recipe for seared lamb medallions with an Asian inspired tamari-ginger glaze is a happy consequence that I almost butchered. It wasn’t a special occasion, but I had a menu plan to pair with a red wine blend from Domaine de la Citadelle – Gouverneur Saint-Auban Rouge. The result …

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Chicken Carrot Apricot tagine Recipe uno casa
Guest PostMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Chicken, Carrot and Apricot Tagine Recipe

Here’s a recipe for chicken, carrot and apricot tagine that will take you straight to Morocco via France. Sweet, savoury, and quick to prepare. This beautiful tagine conjures up images of spice-filled Marrakesh. No need to go to North Africa, though, to enjoy this deliciously sweet and savoury dish. You …

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Recipe Chicken Tagine Green Olives and Preserved Lemon
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Recipe for Chicken Tagine with Green Olives and Preserved Lemon

Cocoa and Lavender reached a milestone 10th birthday in February – 10 years and over 500 recipes published. At the beginning, I had no idea what to write. I had never taken a food photo, not even surreptitiously in a restaurant. I didn’t have a clue about how blogs work. …

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Petits Farcis Provencal Tomatoes
BeefCarolyne Kauser-AbbottMain CoursePorkProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Petits Farcis Provencal Tomatoes Stuffed with Basil

Petits Farcis are seasonal vegetables stuffed with a sausage meat mixture and then baked. The vegetables are often tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, sweet onions and even mushroom caps.

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Vegetarian Moroccan Tagine Recipe Marrakesh Culinary Adventure
Main CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste: Food & DrinkVegetarian

Vegetarian Moroccan Tagine a Recipe from Marrakesh

The word tagine describes two things a heavy earthenware dish with a conical lid, and a slow-cooked stew. The following recipe for Vegetarian Moroccan Tagine is one from our Pitcher & Powell Cuisine & Culture trip to Marrakesh in 2019.

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Spiced Duck Breasts Blackberry-Balsamic Sauce
David Scott AllenMain CoursePoultryProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Spiced Duck Breasts – Magret de Canard aux Épices

My inspiration for Spiced Duck Breasts was a recipe in Food & Wine. The dish is an international fusion where a Mexican spice blend meets a French-style magret de canard. The blackberry-balsamic reduction adds a touch of sweetness offsetting the spice. The result was delicious despite not quite following my …

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