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Two Tomato Tart

This is no ordinary tomato tart. If you want an early reminder of what summer tastes like, we recommend making this lovely tart. Gilles Aubert from Au Fil De L’Aire provided the recipe for us, after we tasted the delicious tart last week.…

LanguedocLiving, Mar 18

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Confiture d’onion aux marrons

This is a recipe which I learnt from my good friend Gilles Aubert from Au File de l’Aire  It is incredibly versatile, you can use it as an accompaniment with lots of things, and you can also adapt it as a stuffing. I’ve used it to stuff…

LanguedocLiving, Dec 17

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Bonfire toffee apples

Nip to the market this morning, and buy yourself some little crunchy apples.  You…

LanguedocLiving, Nov 5

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Gratin de potimarron

As the early potimarrons are coming in to season, here’s a lovely recipe for…

LanguedocLiving, Sep 17

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Cardoon au gratin

Typically this is an Italian dish, but some parts of southern France, and Spain…

LanguedocLiving, Jul 15

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Aloo tikki Scotch eggs

Thanks, Languedoc Living reader Linda Booth, who spotted this recipe in The Irish…

LanguedocLiving, Jun 11

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Turkish Courgette Fritters

You can practically coat anything in batter and fry it, and you will get a queue…

LanguedocLiving, Jun 4

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Singaporean Chicken

By Martin Bailey   Our recipe this month, which serves 4, uses a generic madras…

LanguedocLiving, May 21

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Fresh Coriander Chicken

By Martin Bailey This month's recipe takes us on a fusion tour of India and East…

LanguedocLiving, May 6

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Meals and Wheels

By AA Lil  Mauve buds are popping out of desiccated fig tree branches. Grape…

LanguedocLiving, Apr 9

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Burmese chicken curry

By Martin Bailey  Moving towards the Far East, this month’s curry is…

LanguedocLiving, Apr 1

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Hot cross bun loaf

By Mariza, blogger (Life in the South), and Languedoc Living reader.   …

LanguedocLiving, Mar 25

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Curried Whole Roast Chicken

By Martin Bailey    When I started my adventure into Asian cuisine, rather…

LanguedocLiving, Mar 4

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Sausage Fest

Five years ago, our farmer neighbours introduced us to the art of making dried sausages…

LanguedocLiving, Feb 26

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A passion for curries

Languedoc Living reader Martin Bailey has a passion. He told us about his first…

LanguedocLiving, Feb 12

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Pheasant Casserole

Andrea Swan is back with a recipe from her neighbour Monique for January. …

LanguedocLiving, Jan 22

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Fillet flambé

This week’s recipe comes from Megan Cilliers, Languedoc Living reader, and…

LanguedocLiving, Jan 16

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Christmas Carrot Cake

This week’s recipe comes from Megan Cilliers, who writes a food blog called…

LanguedocLiving, Dec 24

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Pain d’épice

More from Andrea Swan to decorate your treize desserts table! Pain d'épice…

LanguedocLiving, Dec 18

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Pompe à l'huile

If you want to create a genuine treize desserts table, you can’t go wrong…

LanguedocLiving, Dec 18

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Christmas pudding truffles

I make these Christmas pudding chocolates as a treat over the festive season. They…

LanguedocLiving, Dec 11

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Tarte Aux Endives

Andrea Swan, and her neighbour Monique, have shared a tart recipe that is perfect…

LanguedocLiving, Nov 27

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Boeuf Bourguignon à la Monique

  Now that the temperature has suddenly dropped, what better way to warm up…

LanguedocLiving, Nov 21

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A Healthy Crisp

Once you taste these delicious vegetable crisps, you’ll be hooked. They are…

LanguedocLiving, Nov 6

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Tarte aux Pommes

The beauty of this dessert is that it is so simple to make, so classically French…

LanguedocLiving, Oct 30

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Velouté de potimarron

Potimarron is a deep orange, thick skinned squash found in France. Other squashes…

LanguedocLiving, Oct 21

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Sauté de porc

It was a warm, sunny, autumn afternoon when Monique and I prepared this recipe.…

LanguedocLiving, Oct 16

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Sirop de Châtaigne

Olargues, in the l'Hérault, is well known for its chestnuts. This year they…

LanguedocLiving, Oct 16

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Marinated goat’s cheese

Feeling the need to fight the goat’s cheese corner, I tried out this…

LanguedocLiving, Oct 10

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Normandy Apple Roses

This recipe really couldn’t be simpler. Ingredients Flaky pastry Egg yolk…

LanguedocLiving, Oct 9

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Potato and Courgette Gratin

Monique suggested this dish when I was trying to prepare a meal for guests arriving…

LanguedocLiving, Sep 25

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Cook with sweet mirabelle plums

THIS year’s crop of mirabelle plums is said to be especially sweet, making…

The Connexion, Sep 18

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September recipes from Monique and Andrea

This week, Andrea and Monique talk about September recipes.  Andrea and…

LanguedocLiving, Sep 18

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Sunday Brunch

Really, what is the point of publishing recipes for French viennoiseries, when they…

LanguedocLiving, Sep 10

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Sweet Pickled Figs

It’s time to start preserving figs before they disappear for the season. These…

LanguedocLiving, Sep 5

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Stuffed vine leaves

Dolma, Dolmas, Dolmades  The term ‘dolma’ is a Turkish word, meaning…

LanguedocLiving, Aug 27

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Simple quick tzatziki

Tzatziki is a greek sauce / dip, and is very versatile. Other Middle Eastern countries…

LanguedocLiving, Aug 27

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August recipes from Monique and Andrea

This week, Andrea and Monique talk about August recipes.  Andrea and Monique's…

LanguedocLiving, Aug 21

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Orange and almond cake

Ingredients  2 whole oranges250 gr ground almonds250 gr sugar (can be caster…

Reader, Jul 24

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Aioli, and its uses

Aioli This week, Andrea and Monique talk about Aioli. Andrea and Monique's book…

LanguedocLiving, Jul 17

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Sardines in Lemon

Andrea and Monique are back with a delicious recipe for sardines. We tasted this…

Reader, Jul 10

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Olive Kek

Thank you Bassie Scott for this truly scrumptious apero recipe. Ingredients…

LanguedocLiving, Jul 10

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Piperade

We were introduced to this dish in a tiny village in the foothills of the western…

Reader, Jun 19

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Legumes Farcis

Monique Guezel has picked up the Catalan theme in selecting this June recipe,…

Reader, Jun 12

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Strawberry mocktails and cocktails

These mocktails and cocktails are lovely for a summer's afternoon / evening, just…

LanguedocLiving, Jun 5

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Fresh strawberry yogurt cake

Now that the strawberries are in full season, here’s a lovely cake recipe.…

LanguedocLiving, Jun 5

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Navarin d'agneau

Andrea Swan, and her neighbour, Monique Guezel, describe this recipe as the…

LanguedocLiving, May 22

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Beans with nuts and orange

This is such a simple recipe, but served at room temperature, it’s ideal for…

LanguedocLiving, May 22

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Local vegetable recipes

Andrea Swan, and her neighbour, Monique Guezel, have some local vegetable recipes…

LanguedocLiving, May 8

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Gratin d’asperges et jambon

Andrea Swan, and her neighbour, Monique Guezel, have a lovely asparagus recipe for…

LanguedocLiving, Apr 17

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Foraging in April

April is a great month for foraging. Asparagus In some regions you’ll find…

LanguedocLiving, Apr 17

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Nettle recipes

Picked young, nettle leaves are extraordinarily rich in nourishment. Go here to…

LanguedocLiving, Apr 17

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Huîtres gratinées au champagne

Champage oysters  Gilles Aubert is a classically trained chef from Marseilles,…

Reader, Apr 11

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Salads

Andrea Swan, and her neighbour, Monique Guezel, talk about salads today.  …

Reader, Apr 4

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The Romance of Roquefort

“How mould from rye bread found its way into the first Roquefort cheese”…

Reader, Apr 1

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Tarte Tatin with Battu

Andrea Swan, and her neighbour, Monique Guezel, have sent in another yummy…

Reader, Mar 20

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Rolls on the road

Recently, we did a mini wine tour of the region with a couple of friends. Because…

Reader, Mar 20

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The art of eating an oyster

This article is by Nancy McGee. Oysters farming is a thriving part of the culture…

Reader, Mar 13

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Blanquette de Veau

Blanquette de Veau (Veal Stew) Andrea Swan, and her neighbor, Monique Guezel, have…

LanguedocLiving, Mar 6

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Cassoulet

For this edition of Languedoc Living, Monique and Andrea present the quintessential…

LanguedocLiving, Feb 20

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Aligot

Canadian Languedoc Living reader, Andrea Swan, spends winters in France and along…

LanguedocLiving, Feb 7

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North African Spiced Soup

Classically known as Harira, this soup is often served in the evening during Ramadan,…

LanguedocLiving, Feb 6

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Harissa

Harissa is a spicy sauce that is a major feature in North African cuisine. It can…

Reader, Jan 30

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Saffron rice

Many people have been asking for my authentic Isfahani rice recipe with an Indian…

LanguedocLiving, Jan 24

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Galette des rois

Made of buttery puff pastry with an almond paste filling, the “galette de…

LanguedocLiving, Dec 27

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Eggnog

Whether you prefer rum, brandy or bourbon, there’s no doubt that this drink…

LanguedocLiving, Dec 20

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Pheasant Guidwife

The origins of this recipe are unclear. Some say it came from South Africa, others…

Reader, Dec 12

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Gougères

These light fluffy Burgundy snacks are so more-ish, that I defy you to only make…

LanguedocLiving, Nov 12

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Taking the myth out of salt cod

Brandade de Morue is an emulsion of salt cod and olive oil eaten in winter with…

LanguedocLiving, Oct 18

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Pâte de coing (quince paste)

Now that the quinces are ready for harvesting, here’s a lovely, but simple…

LanguedocLiving, Oct 11

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Ceps

After the wet weather, and then a few days of sunshine, it’s inevitable that…

LanguedocLiving, Oct 4

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Comfort food, the easy way

When I lived in England, my idea of comfort food was shepherds pie, or cauliflower…

Reader, Sep 26

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Mussels: The Meze method

“Brasucade” This traditional Meze way of cooking and eating mussels…

LanguedocLiving, Sep 26

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Tarte aux Pommes et a la Creme de Lait

Thanks Linda Booth for this lovely recipe for a Creamy Apple Pie. Pastry…

Reader, Sep 19

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The Drunken Monk

After last week’s recipe for some homemade Frangelico, now for some delicious…

LanguedocLiving, Sep 11

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Cheat’s Frangelico

Now that the hazelnuts are dropping off the trees, it’s the time to make that…

LanguedocLiving, Sep 6

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Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Tart

As our gardens and markets are overflowing with aubergines, tomatoes, and courgettes,…

Reader, Aug 13

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Chic oysters

Some more chic oyster recipes supplied by Languedoc Living readers Linda and Graham…

Reader, Aug 6

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Oysters Rockefeller recipe

This recipe was provided by Languedoc Living readers Linda and Graham Booth Oysters…

Reader, Jul 29

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Cooked oyster recipes

“Straight-up & Easy” If you’re one of those people who don’t…

LanguedocLiving, Jul 15

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Tarta de Santiago, a Spanish Almond Cake

This delicious almond cake is made without flour or butter. Pilgrims and tourists…

LanguedocLiving, Jun 23

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Spiced Cherries

Make the most of the last cherries of the season, by pickling them in spices. Left…

LanguedocLiving, Jun 23


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