French Seafood Ragout Recipe
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French Seafood Ragout Recipe with Scallop and Lobster

We recently invited friends Lee and Barbara to dinner to celebrate Barbara’s birthday. For a friend new to our circle, it was a delight to make a special dinner as a birthday gift. And, as I have often said, the gift of food is definitely one that comes from the …

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Seared Scallops with Asian Flavours
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Easy Seafood Seared Scallops with Asian Flavours

It might be surprising to find wok vegetables, handrolls, and sushi on menus in Southern France. But, as we know, the culinary world is global, and chefs love to experiment with Asian flavoured food and wine pairings. In this case, it was challenging to find a match for a 2019 …

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Easy Grilled Halibut Provencal
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Easy Grilled Halibut and a Provencal Wine Pairing

The thing is, we weren’t planning on grilled halibut for dinner. But sometimes, that is how things go when you get to the grocery store, and they don’t have what you had planned. In most cases, that isn’t too complicated a switch, but for this meal, we had planned a …

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Razor Clams Provencale Appetizer
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Razor Clams à la Provencale an Easy Appetizer

Razor clams have long been a popular and easily foraged delicacy found on sheltered ocean shores, most often during low tide. You can usually see them with the naked eye, but if you toss some salt on the water above their burrows, you can watch the little white clams wiggle …

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Shrimp Bruschetta with Fennel and Dill Salad
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Summer Lunch Shrimp Bruschetta with Fennel Salad

Next time you search for a great lunch recipe, this seafood twist on Italian Brushetta is our new summertime go-to. The refreshing acidity of our Mirabeau Pure beautifully complements the lightly buttered lemon and parsley shrimp which are the star of this dish. Enjoy the Fennel and Dill Salad as …

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White Bean and Tuna Salad
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White Bean and Tuna Salad for Summer Meals

When it comes to Mediterranean cuisine, the “borders” are blurry. Long before the EU made inter-European travel more flexible, culinary influences moved organically between countries. The following recipe for White Bean and Tuna Salad is a perfect example, as it could just as easily appear on a menu in Marseille …

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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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