moroccan spiced zucchini and chèvre tart
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesStarter CourseTaste

Zucchini and Chèvre Tart with Moroccan Flavours

We travelled through Morocco with friends staying in unique and beautiful riads along the way. However, it was the first trip we’ve taken in almost 30 years that didn’t include working kitchens. Cooking with local ingredients is one of my joys when travelling, and on this trip, I learned I …

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Endive Swaddled Oysters a Festive Recipe
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Swaddled Oysters a Festive Recipe by Chef Burnell

I created this festive “swaddled” oyster recipe with vinegar, endives and pomegranate seeds. The cooked oyster recipe was inspired by ancient Roman cuisine, especially for producer par excellence Florent Tarbouriech from the Etang de Thau. Made with his famous “Special” oysters and their particularly sweet, iodized hazelnut flavour, this recipe …

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Roasted Red Pepper Entree
Provencal RecipesStarter CourseStephanie VillegasTaste

Make a Delicious Roasted Red Pepper Entrée this Summer

This appetizer recipe is from Laurel, my cooking school and professional kitchen in Fontvieille, a beautiful village in the Alpilles. The recipe is quick to prepare and brings together fresh summer flavours. Serve with crusty bread and some chilled rosé or cocktail of your choice. This is an easy and …

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Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes
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Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes

Sourdough Toasts with Melted Cheese, Figs and Grapes are an easy-to-make appetizer, starter or a main course with a crunchy green side salad.  Our La Réserve, Maison Mirabeau’s first cuvée from Domaine Mirabeau, is a lovely food-friendly rosé. Due to its rich and creamy character, it will pair very nicely …

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Provencal Feta and Sardines
AppetizerDavid Scott AllenProvencal RecipesTaste

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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A Classic French Cheese Soufflé Recipe
Provencal RecipesStarter CourseTasha PowellTaste

A Classic French Cheese Soufflé Recipe

A French cheese soufflé was part of a menu that I created for a virtual cooking class. The class Fusion Vegetarian Menu Inspired by My Travels in France and Morocco! included a delicious line-up of dishes. The menu included four vegetarian courses: a classic Cheese Soufflé, Grilled Moroccan Vegetable Kabobs, …

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