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  • Handpicked: Mediterranean products, where to buy them and recommended kitchen tools
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Each week a new article recommending a gastronomic adventure: from classic recipes from the Cote d'Azur to Italian and international recipes using local Mediterranean ingredients.

All recommendations and articles on this blog are based on products, restaurants, tool, and events I use or have attended personally.

Below the latest posts:


Black Olives Tapenade Recipe

Black Olives Tapenade Recipe

Tapenade is an olive paste usually served over some crostini bread or bruschette. It is a mix of black olives, anchovies, garlic, capers, thyme, lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil. Jump to Recipe :  Print Recipe This is the traditional recipe from Provence, but ingredients and flavors are added or changed all the times. This recipe has a perfect balance… Read more →

Rissole à la Dauphine

Rissole à la Dauphine

Escoffier uses rissole as a generic term for starters which includes a filling made of salpicon wrapped in a pastry that can be of different kinds: brioche pastry without sugar, puff pastry or short pastry, usually, fried. Salpicon is a generic term for a mix of different ingredients minced and combined with a sauce.   Jump to Recipe :  Print Recipe I… Read more →

Cheese Gougère Bourguignonne

Cheese Gougère Bourguignonne

Cheese Gougère Bourguignonne are puff pastries where sugar is replaced by cheese and milk by water. They are perfect for a buffet table because they can be served at room temperature and can be done the day before. Jump to Recipe :  Print Recipe I took this recipe from Auguste Escoffier famous book  Escoffier: The Complete Guide to the Art… Read more →

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