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Extra-cheesy cheese puffs Gruyère-Parmesan Gougères

Written by on August 16, 2018 in Starters
Extra-cheesy cheese puffs Gruyère-Parmesan Gougères

Gougères are extremely satisfying to make—not to mention eat! I never tire of watching the dense, silky dollops of batter inflate into crispy balloons of cheesy pastry through the oven window. We’ve decided to push the cheesiness to the max here. An extra sprinkle of gruyère and parmesan adds extra cheese flavor and textural dimension. […]

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South of France Summer salsa recipe with prawns

Written by on July 9, 2018 in Starters
South of France Summer salsa recipe with prawns

This delicious recipe is from La de Villa Mazamet in the south of France where the summers are long and hot and chefs love to create recipes that are perfect for sunshine days… Ingredient for 8 people 2 limes – juice and zest 1 large medium-ripe avocado – finely diced 1 large red bell pepper […]

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Tomates à la Provençale | Provencal Tomatoes recipe

Written by on April 22, 2018 in Starters
Tomates à la Provençale | Provencal Tomatoes recipe

The perfect side dish for a barbecue, these roasted tomatoes from Provence call for a glass of chilled rosé and some delicious grilled meat or fish. They also use herbs that are classic in southern France, and often called herbes de Provence in France. Prep time: 5 minutes • Cook time: 20 minutes • Serves 4 […]

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Parmesan Cheese Soup recipe by French chef Stéphane Jégo

Written by on April 17, 2018 in Starters
Parmesan Cheese Soup recipe by French chef Stéphane Jégo

Few would argue that there’s anything more satisfying than a bowl of comforting home-made soup. In France, soups are king and relished year round. If lunch was hot and heavy there’s nothing like a velvety potage come evening. In fact, On va souper? means, “Shall we have dinner?” in French. At bistro sensation L’Ami Jean […]

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Recipe for three cheese Fougasse bread from France

Written by on March 16, 2017 in Gastronomy, Starters
Recipe for three cheese Fougasse bread from France

Fougasse bread is a French flat bread, a typical staple of Provence. Traditionally it’s styled in a grain of wheat style (like the photo) and it’s origins are thought to be Roman. It’s a bit like the Italian foccacia  bread – but with a French twist. Fougasse was once used to assess the temperature of a wood […]

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How to make delicious cheesy Gougeres French style

Written by on December 24, 2016 in Starters
How to make delicious cheesy Gougeres French style

Cheese choux pastry is delicious and easy to make.  These cheesy puffs are indecently scrumptious, served still warm from the oven you’ll get a cheese steam as you bite in and they’ll disappear in no time. They make for a great snack or to serve with drinks, beware, they’re very more-ish! Ingredients for 4 people […]

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How to make a French Style Cheese Wreath at Christmas

Written by on December 5, 2016 in French Cuisine, Gastronomy, Starters
How to make a French Style Cheese Wreath at Christmas

Here’s how to give your table real Christmas wow factor with a French cheese wreath… French cheese wreath – fromage and flair This is not a recipe as such, it is more of an assembly job, but it is fun, festive and a little frivolous. It’s easy to do and looks fabulous in the centre […]

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Recipe From Provence For Aubergines With Anchovies

Written by on March 8, 2016 in Starters
Recipe From Provence For Aubergines With Anchovies

A delicious, easy and tasty recipe from Provence for aubergines by Gourmet Escapades in Provence, the food and wine tour experts… Aubergines aux Anchois Serves 4 2 large aubergines 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped 4 anchovy fillets 6 fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoon fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind Olive oil […]

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Great Cakes of France | The Religieuse

Written by on February 25, 2016 in Starters
Great Cakes of France | The Religieuse

Delicious choux pastry buns, filled with cream and topped with icing adorn the counters of boulangeries and patisseries throughout France. The religieuse is one of the most loved cakes of France… The creation of the Religieuse dates about to round about 1856. Invented in Paris by an Italian pastry Chef by the name of Frascati. […]

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Easy and Perfect Pan Bagnat Recipe

Written by on February 20, 2016 in Main Courses, Starters
Easy and Perfect  Pan Bagnat Recipe

This delish Pan Bagnat recipe makes enough for 4 very hungry people! A speciality of Nice, the term means “bathed/wet bread”. Sometimes you’ll see it wrongly spelled “pain bagnat”, with the French word for bread, pain, rather than the local pan. This is a popular lunchtime dish and you’ll find it sold in boulangeries and […]

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