Make Tielle Sétoise Octopus and Tomato Pies
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How to Make Tielle Sétoise Fisherman’s Octopus and Tomato Pies

This recipe for Tielle Sétoise (fisherman’s hand pie) is from the kitchen at La Maison du Rire, a Food and Wine School in Corbières, France. Author, wine instructor and gourmet cook, Emma Kershaw has lived in the region with her family since 2010. You can make these pies as bite-sized …

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Zarzula Catalan Fish Stew
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Zarzuela Fish Stew is the Catalan Version of Bouillabaisse

Similar to Marseille’s bouillabaisse, Zarzuela from Catalan is hard to pin into a category it’s either a hearty soup or a stew with a tasty broth. And with both soup/stews, there are endless different recipes. The following recipe for Zarzuela Fish Stew comes from Emma Kershaw’s Taste of le Sud …

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Rouget Ratatouille Provencal Cooking
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Rouget and Ratatouille the Provencal Cooking Rhythm

A couple of years ago, we spent a transformative week in the historic hill town of Cagnes sur Mer, widely considered the ‘Montmartre’ of the South and long favoured by impressionistic painters for its alluring beauty. Within five (5) days we went from our hurried, busy lives to a more …

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Roasted Shrimp and Tomatoes Spinach Recipe
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Roasted Shrimp and Tomatoes an Easy One Pot Recipe

There is no question that my heart is equally split between France and Italy, which is why I run small-group Goût et Voyage tours in both Provence and Tuscany. The scenery is similar, yet architectural and cultural differences make travel in both locations pure joy. However, when it comes to …

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Provencal Feta and Sardines
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Provencal Feta and Sardines a Recipe for Wine Pairing

Salty food and oily fish is a wine pairing challenge. However, nothing that Cocoa & Lavender wasn’t willing to try. Taking inspiration from southern France, this delicious warm platter of feta and sardines paired beautifully with two Acquiesce wines. Producing only Rhône-style white and rosé wines, Acquiesce Winery is a …

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Crispy Salmon and Lemony Risotto
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Crispy Salmon with a Lemony Risotto Recipe

Salmon is a rich-flavoured fish that pairs well with most rosés but immediately came to mind as a fantastic pairing for our La Réserve Rosé as it mirrors some of the essential aromas and flavours of this limited edition wine. Please ensure you source your salmon as sustainably as possible …

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Hake Pan-roasted with Chorizo and Chickpeas
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Pan-Roasted Hake with Chorizo and Chickpeas

This recipe comes from Chef Ben at Maison Mirabeau. He created the dish featuring pan-roasted hake in a warming stew of chickpea and chorizo. Hake is a white fish from the cod and haddock family, either of which would be fine substitutes. Here is how Chef Ben describes the fish, …

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Grilled Sea Bream Fresh Seafood
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Recipe for Grilled Sea Bream Fresh Seafood

When you have the chance to eat fresh seafood never hesitate. Shifting your meals to accommodate the season and in this case, the fresh catch can be an incredibly enjoyable experience. Paired with a chilled bottle of Mirabeau Pure Rose, this grilled Mediterranean sea bream is a tender, succulent dish …

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Scallops in Blood Orange Sauce
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Seared Scallops in Blood Orange Sauce

I was given six small, extremely juicy blood oranges by my friendly farmers, Eunice and Larry (Larry’s Veggies), right at the end of blood orange season. She said to me, “I know you will do something wonderful with them.” Weeks earlier, friends Susan and Towny had sent me a recipe …

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Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nut Salsa
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Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nut Salsa

Throughout the holidays, we watched a lot of “feel good” movies. That is code for RomComs, chick flicks, Hallmark, Lifetime, and Disney fare… you get the idea. Whenever we get to this time of year, we put a moratorium on anything that might tax our brains, souls, or hearts. Nothing …

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