Tag Archives: Provence

Artichauts à la Barigoule

Spring is everywhere except here in Victoria, we are craving sun and green vegetables. At the Root Cellar, ( you might have guessed, my favourite green grocer) I found baby fresh artichokes and thought they would be as good as … Continue reading

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Soupe au pistou

This is the recipe from Bistrot le Paradou in the village of Paradou near Fontvieille in Provence. They shared the ingredients but did not give any details on the how to, so I am going to give some explanations based … Continue reading

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Bistrot Le Paradou in Provence

This  Provençal bistrot is the the best find. I noticed it on approach to Fontvieille, a small town near the Roman town of Arles, where my dad spends his holiday in August. I thought I should make it a point … Continue reading

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Brandade de saumon

This would normally have been made with salt cod, but we have overfished, alas, and there is hardly any cod left. I feel that we should not eat anymore for now, and decided to make brandade with another plentiful fish, … Continue reading

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Daube de Provence

My maternal grand-mother, Mamie Odette, was born in Molière-sur-Cèze north of Alès in the Gard  in the heart of Provence, in 1900. Her father was the guard at the railway crossing and she married a tax collector who was a fine gourmet. … Continue reading

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The best thing about Ratatouille is that the whole house will smell as if you are in Nice. Therefore, make it sort of at the last minute so that when the dinner guests arrive, they will become instantly ravenous. Most … Continue reading

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Carrot Salad, summer “crudité”

First thing to do is to prepare the dressing directly in the serving bowl, so that the carrots can be stirred in the bowl as soon as they are grated. 1tbsp Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp wine vinegar, juice of one … Continue reading

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