Recipe of the Month: Tarte au Citron

June 5th, 2014 by
For me, the best ambassadors of French cuisine are all the little bakeries that you find walking around the city. You can already smell the delicious breads and pastries after only a few steps in the street and even if you already had breakfast, suddenly your stomach might start grumbling.…

French Recipe: Far Breton Cake

July 24th, 2014 by
[caption id="attachment_143145" align="alignnone" width="460"] all photos by author[/caption] Baking a Far Breton is for me a flashback from my childhood. I still remember the smell penetrating the entire house of my grandmother. I needed only few seconds to guess what we will gone have for the afternoon tea! You know…

French Recipes: Asparagus and Goat Cheese Frittata

April 21st, 2014 by
Spring has been showing its sporadically sunny self in the City of Light, bringing with it a fresh crop of fruits and vegetables. Artichokes the size of my head are stacked on tables at the weekend marché, and next to them are pyramids of slender, bright orange carrots draped over…

Rasberry Charlotte

October 20th, 2014 by
We use to think that the charlotte was a French recipe. It is true that charlotte cake, especially Raspberry Charlotte is a dessert much loved by the French people. Nevertheless I have learned that the recipe originally comes from England: our closest neighbors. By the way, nowadays London is only…

French Recipes: Couscous with Chorizo and Fennel

March 19th, 2014 by
France is a cultural melting pot that you can experience firsthand by simply looking at the people and architecture in Paris. You can also taste the ethnic infusion in many French recipes. It may come as a surprise to learn that in some parts of France couscous has been voted…

French Fig Tart

November 24th, 2014 by
Being from Montpellier, coming to Paris always leaves me a bit confused. This is the type of city that you love and hate at the same time. How can this crowded and noisy city can be so charming? What I hate the most is taking the underground in Paris. Everybody…

French Recipes: Salmon Mousse

January 17th, 2014 by
You can always find a generous selection of seafood in Paris. Most larger marchés will have a range of fish from which to choose, and grocery stores also stock everything from white fish to shrimp, scallops and even seasonal oysters. There’s something elegant about serving seafood to guests who come…

French Recipes: Sautéed Steak with Balsamic Vinegar Reduction

February 15th, 2014 by
Valentine’s Day can often lead to forced gestures for those not so versed in the romance department. We can blame Hallmark or consumerism for the dread some fear when this holiday approaches. Luckily Parisian men don’t tend to fall into this category, as many are romantic on most days of…

French Recipes: Tarte Tatin

November 19th, 2013 by
I like the idea that there are no mistakes in life since you can always learn something from your foibles, and a new path can often be a better one. I’m not so sure this theory is always true when it comes to cooking, especially when making French recipes, as…

French Recipes: Caramelized Onion and Leek Tart

March 19th, 2013 by
The French are culinary masters at both the sweet and savory. Sometimes French recipes can even blur the lines of each with the amount of butter used. Take crêpes, for instance. Whenever I can manage to get into the always-popular crêpe spot Breizh Café, I’m conflicted about whether to order…
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