Tag Archives: Provencal Cooking

When Recipes Go Wrong – Battling the Tough Choke

I picked up some artichokes at the Autun market with the intention of trying out Patrica Wells’s artichoke and new potato recipe from The Provence Cookbook. Deviating from her recipe, I cooked the artichokes and potatoes separately as in my … Continue reading

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Lentil Salad with Walnuts, Capers and Mint

Another great summer lentil salad recipe. This time the earthy flavor of the lentils is complemented by walnuts. The capers and mint add depth while lemon juice in the vinaigrette brightens the dish. An unusual and tasty flavor profile. Serve … Continue reading

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Lentil Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Although lentils are often thought of as a winter dish served with hearty meat dishes, when prepared with a light vinaigrette they make a great lunch or light supper. The mustard adds just enough heat to bring a little spice … Continue reading

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Bouillabaisse Marseillaise and Pink Flamingos

It seemed like a reasonable idea. We would drive to Marseille, try the famous Marseillaise bouillabaisse for lunch, and then on the way back stop in the Camargue, France’s wetlands west of Marseille, for a little post lunch hike. I … Continue reading

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Camargue Red Rice with Mushrooms

Camargue red rice is an unmilled rice grown in France’s Camargue wetlands. It’s similar to other brown rices but has a chewier, stickier texture with a nutty flavor. Great as an accompaniment with richer meats and stews such as the … Continue reading

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Ratatouille – Provencal Summer Vegetables

Ratatouille, the classic Provençal vegetable dish. After coming home from the market with a bounty of summer vegetables this was the first dish that came to mind. Simple to make and lasts for days in the fridge just getting better … Continue reading

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Braised Provençal Rabbit with Anchovies

This is a light and easy summer time braise with a tomato and white wine base, seasoned with garlic, herbs and anchovy for depth. The anchovy does not overwhelm the dish – just a hint lingering in the background. If … Continue reading

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