turkey blanquette

My Turkey Blanquette-A French Tradition Made Easy

I ini­tial­ly want­ed to make a veal blan­quette, which is a well-known tra­di­tion­al French dish. My moth­er makes the best veal blan­quette, and eat­ing her blan­quette is a fam­i­ly tra­di­tion. I want­ed to repro­duce my […]

quiche lorraine

Everyday Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lor­raine, named after the French region of Lor­raine where it orig­i­nat­ed, is prob­a­bly the most pop­u­lar of all quich­es. You will find it in almost all cafés in Paris, and most French fam­i­lies will […]

boeuf bourguignon

Easy Boeuf Bourguignon (French Beef Stew)

Boeuf Bour­guignon, which lit­er­al­ly means Bur­gundy Beef, is a very-well known tra­di­tion­al French dish. As its name indi­cates, it orig­i­nates from the Bur­gundy region, which is famous for its wine. So nat­u­ral­ly, boeuf bour­guignon is […]

cassoulet

A Cassoulet with US Ingredients

A cou­ple of days ago, one of my read­ers chal­lenged me to make a Cas­soulet using ingre­di­ents found in the US. The Cas­soulet is a spe­cial­i­ty from the South­west region of France. It is a […]

chicken basquaise

Chicken Basquaise (Red Pepper Tomato Chicken)

I was look­ing for a new chick­en recipe, and I came across Basquaise Chick­en, which is cooked in the man­ner of the French region of Pays Basque (South­west of France). I had a vague mem­o­ry […]

gratin dauphinois

Gratin Dauphinois (Authentic Recipe)

Gratin dauphi­nois is a famous tra­di­tion­al French dish from the Dauphiné region (South­east of France). This gratin con­tains raw pota­toes, cream and milk, baked in a dish rubbed with gar­lic. Some recipes add grat­ed cheese to it, […]

tarte soleil provencale

Sun Tart à la Provençale

This is anoth­er way of mak­ing a “tarte soleil”, a.k.a. sun­burst tart, with puff pas­try (see the oth­er tarte soleil here). In this sun tart à la provençale, the rays of the sun are cov­er­ing the […]

eggplant gratin

Everyday Eggplant Gratin

Cook­ing “au gratin” means bak­ing an ingre­di­ent with a top­ping of grat­ed cheese to cre­ate a gold­en brown crusty top. It is a French culi­nary tech­nique that is quick and easy to pre­pare, and it […]

pumpkin turkey

Light Turkey with Pumpkin

I post­ed pre­vi­ous­ly on how to bake light fla­vor­ful fish  by wrap­ping it in parch­ment paper, a French tech­nique called en papil­lote. This tech­nique works for bak­ing light turkey as well. Since pump­kin is in sea­son […]

tarte soleil

Easy and Fun Tarte Soleil (Sunburst Tart)

The Tarte Soleil may look intim­i­dat­ing at first, but it is actu­al­ly very easy to make! Like the toma­to tart, this is one of these every­day tarts with end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties. It looks like a beau­ti­ful […]

pumpkin velouté

Pumpkin Velouté

It’s Fall, and pump­kins are every­where! But what can you make with them? While Amer­i­cans would prob­a­bly be quick to answer “pump­kin pie”, the French answer is like­ly to be “soup,” and more specif­i­cal­ly “velouté,” […]

tomato tart

Everyday Tomato Tart

Toma­to tart is one of these every­day meals that is so com­mon at the din­ner table of most fam­i­lies in France. The rea­son is that it is very easy to make, requires very few ingre­di­ents, […]

shrimp à la provençale

Delicious and Healthy Shrimp à la Provençale

Cook­ing “à la Provençale” means in the style of the region of Provence (south of France), which usu­al­ly involves cook­ing in olive oil with toma­toes and garlic/onion. This style of cook­ing is deli­cious and healthy. […]

mediterranean cod en papillote

Light, Healthy and Flavorful Fish

Today, I want to share with you a French Cook­ing Tech­nique which works won­ders with fish. It is called “en papil­lote”, which essen­tial­ly means wrap­ping the fish in parch­ment paper and bak­ing it in the […]