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 mother’s dish in the US. However, it was more complicated than I thought. First, it was difficult to find veal. […]
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 eat it frequently. Quiche Lorraine is easy to make and loved by everybody, including kids. It is a simple, easy […]
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 beef cooked in Burgundy wine. It is braised over an extended period of time, together with carrots, onions, garlic and […]
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 dish composed of mainly white beans and various pieces of meat, mainly porc, cooked on low heat over an extended […]
Looking for a new way to eat broccoli, and make a full meal out of it? Broccoli gratin is a wonderful way to do just that. As an added bonus, it will get your kids to like broccoli. Since I made this broccoli gratin, my youngest is constantly asking for broccoli! A wonderful family meal! […]
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 of eating it in my childhood, and I remembered it being quite tasty. So I tried an easy recipe for […]
I can’t believe how easy it is to make this French onion soup, AND how good it tastes! Quick, healthy, and delicious! The perfect meal for these cold Fall and Winter days. So excited to share this soup recipe! It comes with melted cheese on toasted bread, to make it extra delicious. A French classic […]
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, since gratins usually include cheese. However, the authentic gratin dauphinois does not include any cheese. Today, I am sharing an […]
Salmon is a delicious fish, but it can sometimes get dry when cooked. This recipe is amazing because it makes for a light moist salmon, that is delicious and not dry at all. In addition, the sauce has a light sweet taste that kids love. All around a great way for the whole family to […]
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 tart’s filling. It looks beautiful, and it tastes even better! This tart uses flavors from the region of Provence, hence […]
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 is delicious! Today, I am making one of my favorite everyday gratin recipes: eggplant gratin, by Jean-François Mallet. This is […]
This tart looks so pretty! As soon as I saw it, wanted to make it! And it tastes as good as it looks! Appropriately named “tarte fleur,” which means flower tart in French, this savory tart consists of thin slices of vegetables and prosciutto, arranged in the shape of a flower. What a beautiful way […]
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 right now, why not bake light turkey en papillote with pumpkin? The combination of flavors is delicious, and it is […]
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 sunburst, which is so fun! Perfect for a party as your guests can just pull out their own “ray of […]
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,” a creamy soup. The great thing about a pumpkin velouté is that you can present it in the pumpkin. So […]
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, and pleases everyone, including kids. Every French Mom I know has her own version of the tomato tart, and variations […]
This is a VERY easy tomato and sausage bake recipe. Perfect for when you don’t want to spend much time cooking, and need a meal that everyone, including kids, will love to eat!
Quiche is a staple of everyday French Food. This easy recipe for Salmon and Leek French Quiche is delicious and loved by everyone, including kids!
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. Today, I am sharing a shrimp recipe “à la Provençale” that is quick and easy to make.
This is a quick and easy mushroom chicken recipe, that always pleases everyone, including kids!
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 oven. This allows for the flavors to mingle and intensify as the fish cooks in its own steam. The result […]