When you think of Provencal Cuisine thoughts of onion, garlic, tomato, eggplant & zucchini may spring to mind. A delicious and healthy taste of the south of France.
When you think about Provencal cuisine, what comes to mind? There is often a mix for a lot of people between what is considered Provencal cuisine and what is referred to as Mediterranean cuisine. Perhaps it is easiest to think about ingredients rather than actual dishes. Wonderful ingredients such as herbs de provence, olive oil, garlic, onion, basil, lavender, zucchini, eggplant to name a few.
Provencal cuisine refers to the cuisine in the southeast of France. Mediterranean cuisine includes the cuisine of Provence among others. We have referred to both. You should expect that if you have a ratatouille using fresh and seasonal ingredients it really tastes like what this dish should taste like – Provence! We talk a lot about the Terroir (the soil), in France. This same terroir is essential to wine production.
You may have noticed on various menus the term “a la Provençale” as part of a dish name. When you see this, you can expect to always have these 5 ingredients included in the preparation of that dish – tomato, onion, garlic, bell peppers & olive oil. You will rarely see butter or cream in Provencal cuisine not that there is no diary in this food out the south. You will see la brousse which is made from fresh sheep’s milk – it is similar to cottage cheese.
So what are some examples of classical Provencal Cuisine: Ratatouille, Petit farçi (stuffed vegetable), Crespiou (vegetable omelette), Daube Provencale (similar to a Beouf Bourguignon), Tapenade, Bouillabaisse, Aioli (the sauce & the dish) & Bourride (ailoi mixed with the cooking juices).
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Take part in private online cooking classes with friends & family. We’re bringing great cooking experiences straight into your home kitchen through an interactive online cooking class. Cook along with your chef, ask questions, and enjoy!
A 2-day virtual bread baking course taught by chef Eric. Master the art of bread baking from the comfort of your home kitchen. A bread-baking course for all lovers of great, homemade bread. Come bake delicious bread with us!
An online Pâte & Terrine course for charcuterie lovers. Interactive, relaxed, & hands-on cooking with Chef Eric as your guide. You’ll learn to prepare a variety of pâtés and terrines from start to finish – Vegetable, Meat, & Fish-based.
Tapas, apéro, aperitivo, whatever you call it, this is one delicious class. Come and learn Provencal and Mediterranean small plates to accompany your next cocktail hour. Perfect for those looking for appetizers to add to their menus.
A FREE virtual French dessert demo where French tea cakes & cookies are the starts. We’ll prepare, madeleines, French cookies, & gluten-free cakes, and more. Yummy, hands-on, and interactive. Join us from your home kitchen!
Meet your chef for lunch or dinner in France in this online FREE French cooking class demo. We’re bringing the taste of France to your home kitchen. Prepare delicious French recipes. Learn French classics with us online.
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An online quick French bread baking class. Join our chef in preparing easy to make French bread rolls from the comfort of your home kitchen. This is a one day class. Learn bread recipes that you can customize & make your own.
A great sauce starts with a great stock. Come join us for this unique online Sauce Making class demo where we will help you perfect your sauce-making from stock to finish. With the base of the French mother sauces as your building blocks, the options are countless.