December Holiday Menus Provencal
David Scott AllenHoliday MenusProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

December Holiday Menus Christmas with Provencal Flavours

For most people, Tuscon, Arizona does not spring to mind as a foodie capital, but if you are “into” food the city has a surprising culinary vibe. Marc and I moved to the desert city without much of a plan. We took a leap of faith, quitting our jobs and selling …

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Fall Dinner Menus Provence
François de MélogueHoliday MenusProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Fall Dinner Menus Inspired by Provencal Flavours

As summer segues into Fall, I cannot help but hope summer will linger on just a bit longer. It’s not the Pacific Northwest’s impending rainy season or even the imminent cold weather that I fear, it’s just that no other season expresses Provence more succinctly. Fall in Provence Summer is …

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Spring Recipe Asparagus Asparagus with Orange Maltaise Sauce
Cook'n with ClassProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste: Food & Drink

Spring Recipe Asparagus with Orange Maltaise Sauce

This recipe for Asparagus with Orange Maltaise Sauce is a perfect starter course for a springtime dinner, or serve it for lunch. Easy and seasonal this asparagus dish shouts “Spring is in the air.” The photo shows white asparagus only, but we recommend the two varieties for visual effect and delicious texture.

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Pain aux Noix Walnut Bread @AtableenProvence
BreadsPaula KaneProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Pain aux Noix a Recipe for Walnut Bread

French walnuts are amazing, meaty, sweet, gorgeous.  So this is my attempt at recreating the best pain aux noix (walnut bread) I’ve ever had.

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Rosé Margarita Cocktails
Mirabeau WinesTaste: Food & DrinkWines and Spirits of Provence

Try this Easy Cocktail Recipe: Rosé Margarita

Contributor blog post by Charlie Bullen for Mirabeau Wine: At the moment Margaritas are one of the most popular cocktails going, and when it comes to wine, everyone wants a glass of rosé. Well then, why not mix the two? Oh boy, what a good idea! These delectable Rosé Margaritas are …

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French croissant breakfast @MargoLestz
Margo LestzTaste: Food & Drink

Learn the History Behind the French Croissant

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: The flaky, buttery croissant is as French as a beret or a baguette, but its roots lie in a seventeenth century Austrian battle. Croissant Origin Legend The legend of the croissant traces this pastry’s ancestry back to the 1683 Battle of Vienna… The city was …

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Brine Olives Alpilles
Ashley TinkerLocal Food Producers in ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

How to Brine your own Olives, Alpilles Style

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The Olive Culture of Les Alpilles One of the ladies on our street gave Robin this as a gift when he came to the rescue and changed her gas bottle. She even put the olive branch on. It was so delicious I could have drunk …

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Lapin à Moutarde Traditional Mustard Rabbit Recipe @AtableenProvence
Main CoursePaula KaneProvencal RecipesRabbitTaste: Food & Drink

Lapin à la Moutarde a Classic French Recipe

Lapin à la Moutarde is quintessential French dish is quite simple and packed with flavour. I love the addition of crispy herbs for texture, and you can happily substitute pork (photograph above) if you are opposed to or cannot find rabbit.  

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Galettes de Crabe Crab Cakes
David Scott AllenFish & SeafoodMain CourseProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Crab Cakes and Provencal Vermentino a Recipe for Galettes de Crabe 

Aromas are a funny thing. Almost like those dreams you are sure you will remember in the morning and then don’t, a scent can transport you to another place and time. In his blog post, “Recipes and Remembrance” David talks about a restaurant — Le Bec-Fin — that was once …

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Winter Dinner Menu Provencal Cuisine
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHoliday MenusProvencal RecipesTaste: Food & Drink

Winter Weekend Dinner Party Menu Inspired by Provencal Cuisine

We have been “dining-out” on David’s delicious seafood-based Christmas menu, and a bit reluctant to turn the page to the realities of a cold winter in parts of North America. However, the truth is that Provence is enjoying a mild-ish winter, while skiers are revelling in the snowy Alps this …

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