A Taste of France Recipes

Done well, the beginning of a meal is often more memorable than the finish, a delightful first taste that whets the appetite and hints at greater things to come. This week, we are celebrating the art of the appetizer with a bountiful spread inspired by the French countryside: Savory country-style pâté, crunchy cornichon pickles and herbed fromage blanc from Cherry Valley Dairy, plus our own apricot mostarda. Paired with an artisan baguette and an incredible array of summer produce—from heirloom tomatoes and baby artichokes to blueberries and Imperial Epineuse plums—this beautiful first course is satisfying enough to last all evening long!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Charred Scallion Gremolata
This smoky sauce is wonderful slathered on grilled bread.

Oven-Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes
Slow-roasting these beautiful tomatoes concentrates their unique flavor—try these alongside this week’s array of appetizers!

Braised Baby Artichokes
Simmered with white wine and chicken stock, these tender artichokes are melt-in-your-mouth tender.

Grilled Turnips with Mint & Lime
The bright combination of mint and lime adds summery appeal to these tender-crisp grilled turnips.

Lemon-Tarragon Aioli
This bright aioli is fantastic served with grilled summer veggies!

Polenta Cake with Plums
This luscious cake is kissed with juicy European plums and citrus peel.

Summering in France Recipes

Cool, classic and colorful, Salade Niçoise is the hallmark of summer in France, layered with fresh, crisp produce like green beans, cherry tomatoes and fingerling potatoes, and accents like briny black Nicoise olives and protein-rich tuna. Thus, your box this week honors Bastille Day with local ingredients to create your own version of the famous salad, plus summery herbs and produce, a crisp French white wine, fresh baguettes and chocolatey s’mores treats for a little something sweet. Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Salade Niçoise
A classic from the esteemed Julia Child, this colorful salad can be customized to your liking.

Cauliflower Salad with Olives & Capers
A fantastic use for any extra Niçoise olives you might have this week!

Mustard-Roasted Cauliflower
Try making this elegant side dish with your favorite wholegrain mustard.

Sprouting Broccoli with Lemon Vinaigrette
This light and fresh side is accented by tart lemon juice and fresh-cracked pepper.

Grilled Lemon-Garlic Zucchini
Brushed with a herb-kissed butter mixture, these zucchini slices pair well with grilled chicken, fish or steak.

Summering in France Recipes

Cool, crisp and colorful, Salade Niçoise is the hallmark of summer in France, layered with fresh produce like green beans, heirloom tomatoes and mini Romaine lettuce, plus creamy hard-boiled eggs and accents like briny black olives and protein-rich tuna. Thus, your box this week includes both local and imported ingredients to create your own version of the famous salad, plus summer berry jam, a crisp Sonoma Rosé, Pain au Levain baguette and our housemade galette dough to whip up a lovely peach-kissed dessert.

Here are a few recipes ideas for the week:

Salade Niçoise
This classic, colorful salad from the esteemed Julia Child can be customized to your liking.

Niçoise Vinaigrette
Julia Child’s famous vinaigrette, crafted from lemon juice and Dijon mustard.

Summer Peach & Heirloom Tomato Salad
Incredibly fresh and light, this colorful salad is accented by a robust heirloom tomato vinaigrette.

Grilled Heirloom Tomato Vinaigrette
In addition to salads, this bright dressing is wonderful tossed with pasta, or drizzled over steamed or grilled artichokes.

Roasted Cipollini Onions
These tender little onions are fabulous served atop grilled chicken, steak or bratwurst.

Garlic & Ginger Green Beans
This zingy preparation will soon be a new favorite.

Peach Galette
Sprinkled with a dusting of cinnamon sugar, this fresh tart is sure to please.

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