Summer Menu 2022 Lead Photo
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

French Summer Menu Try A Taste of le Sud with Friends

Our 2022 summer menu comes from Emma Kershaw, who lives in the South of France near the Spanish border. Start the evening with a savoury octopus pie from Sète, followed by a chilled soup, then the Catalan variation of fish stew and a sweet fruit finish. In June 2016, several …

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Tomato Gazpacho Soup Recipe
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesSoupTaste

Perfect for Summer Chilled Tomato Gazpacho Soup Recipe

Since 2010, the Kershaw family, Emma, her husband Chris and their son Louis have lived in the Languedoc-Roussillon. The family settled in the Corbières wine region, one of the largest AOCs in this part of France. Passionate about gastronomy and terroir they chose the foothills of the Pyrenees to establish …

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Warm Goat Cheese Salad with Pears
David Scott AllenProvencal RecipesSaladTaste

Warm Goat Cheese Salad with Baby Greens

When the weather is warm (hot), I love to serve a big plate of fresh greens lightly dressed with extra virgin olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice, topped with slices of grilled chicken cutlets and fresh farmers market tomatoes. I marinate the chicken in the same salad dressing ingredients …

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Soup Cucumber Grape Gazpacho
Provencal RecipesSoupTasha PowellTaste

Too Hot? Make Cold Soup Cucumber Grape Gazpacho

A friend of mine, Ulrike, first introduced me to this stunning Cucumber Grape Gazpacho last summer. It is a variation of an original recipe “The Sweet Life Cafe’s White Gazpacho” published on August 4, 2012, in The Los Angeles Times by Noelle Carter. Ulrike had the original article taped to …

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BBQ Sauce Verte
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Must-have BBQ Sauce Verte for Steak and More

It is most definitely that time of year again. Yes … it’s BBQ time! Forget the raw sausages burnt on the outside and the frozen burgers. We’re not re-inventing the wheel here, just good food well-grilled! Each dish pairs with a Mirabeau rosé because why would you have any other …

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Sunday Lunch in Provence
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Sunday Lunch in Provence a Summer Buffet

Provence is a wonderful place to visit all year, but the summer it’s – OohProvence! The cicadas start chanting as the temperatures rise in late June. When the lavender and sunflowers bloom in July and August, shaded restaurant tables are in high demand. Summer entertaining should be stress-free and casual. …

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Summer Lunch in Provence Recipes
Lunchtime MealsPetra CarterProvencal RecipesTaste

Simple Summer Lunch in Provence 3 Easy Recipes

Here in the South of France, we consider ourselves a little Spanish and a bit Italian at the same time. They say everything west and north of Marseille is considered Spanish whilst everything east of Toulon is inclined towards Italy. This is of course best represented in terms of food. …

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Summer Menu from Provence 2020
Keith Van SickleProvencal RecipesSeasonal MenusTaste

My Summer Menu from Provence

Enjoy the Relaxed Season Summer is a wonderful time of year in Provence, with blue skies everywhere and brilliant sunflowers and lavender in bloom. My favourite time of day is the early evening when the heat of the day is past and you can look forward to a long, lazy …

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Summer Salmon Salad Citrus Mango
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A Summer Salmon Salad with Citrus and Mango

As Louisiana’s “Queen of Condiments,” her mission is to make cooking approachable via cooking classes in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Covington. Her website Kitchen Confidence with Lili is an excellent resource for delicious recipes, including the one below for Salmon Salad with Citrus and Mango.

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Summer Lunch Provence Menu
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Summer Lunch in Provence a Menu for Friends

I  am deeply moved by Jean-Andre Charial’s philosophical book “Lunch in Provence.” More correctly, it strengthened my conviction that the foundation of great food lies not only in the provenance of ingredients and simplicity of preparation but in emotion and passion while enjoying it. Charial spoke of lovely, outdoor makeshift lunches where just-picked vegetables and …

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