Languedoc

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recette du tiramisu aux figues roties et noilly prat rouge

A slightly different version from the classic Iitalian Tiramisu, with some Languedoc influences, to use the last figs of the season. For those of you who have never heard of Noilly Prat, it is a vermouth made in the small & beautiful town of Marseillan in the Languedoc. It is mostly used in cocktails but
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recette du Vol au Vent Héraultais

The vol-au-vent (or “croustade”) is a dish made frombaked puff pastry garnished with a savoury preparation. In the Hérault area (Languedoc), we garnish it with the traditional “ragoût d’escoubilles” (leftovers casserole) – clic. My grandmother enjoyed serving it as a starter for Christmas. Serves 6 to 8 “Ragoût d’escoubilles” (leftovers casserole) (can be made a
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cassolettes de Brandade de Morue / salt code brandade cassolettes

“Brandade de morue” is a local specialty from Nîmes, in the South of France. It is a sort of fish mash. It takes its name from the verb “brandar” which means in occitan (old local French language) “to shake”. As a matter of fact, to make a perfectly creamy and smooth mash you will need
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Macaronade Sétoise Poisson & Fruits de mer

The “macaronade” is a traditional dish from Sète made from macaroni and meat. A local restaurant, la guinguette chez Fady, created a seafood version which is by far my favourite mediterranean dish. It gathers all the main food specialties from Sète: stuffed squid and mussels and cuttlefish in rouille sauce (aïoli & saffron based sauce).
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