23 décembre 2006

Suggestion for a wintery Menu ! Suggestion de Menu Hivernal !

    French Wintery Menu     Cheese Soufflé   Stuffed Chicken Breasts "à la Fred"     Tatin Apple Tart/Tarte Tatin aux pommes     Pistachio Financiers, served with Café Those little "cakes", made with egg whites, melted butter and almond (or pistachio or hazelnut) powder are called financiers (same root as "finance") because they have the shape of a gold bar. Pour la recette en Français, contactez-moi !     You need for 15 mini-financiers 70g (2.4 oz)... [Lire la suite]
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22 décembre 2006

Did you know that "Tatin" was a family name ?

  Yes, Tatin is not the french translation of “caramelized” even if it has become synonimous with it over the years. Actually, Tatin is a family name from the Center of France, a region called La Motte Beuvron. Two sisters, Stéphanie and Caroline Tatin were running a hotel/restaurant  there in the early 19th century. During hunting season, the restaurant was very busy  and one day, Stéphanie, known for being very clumsy, dropped  an apple tart on the floor ! The apples were facing the floor and the pastry was on... [Lire la suite]
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20 décembre 2006

Chestnuts are children’s best friends

Chestnuts are not exclusive to savory dishes, they also make great desserts. The “chesnuts spread” is wonderfully sweetened and rich and can be a good source of energy  for (gourmet) children practicing a sport  or before an important exam. This is why this spread is also sold in tubes in France so you can sip it anyplace, anytime…I remember that I used to have 2 or 3 tubes of chestnuts spread in my school bag  in case I suddenly felt tired, which, strangely enough,  happened very often !   Now it is a... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2006

The "unmissable" Cheese Soufflé

    Soufflés have always incredibly intimidated me. I have always been, you know, that kind of woman who did not like to take risks when cooking for her friends, always making "safe bets" so as not to disappoint her guests...and herself ! Soufflés, a "hit or miss" ?? Me, never ! And the worst part is, as you need to cook and serve them at the very last minute, when you realize that your soufflé is as flat as a pancake, it is too late and  you feel very very frustrated ... But things have changed and after having... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2006

Yikes ! Another Food Blogger !

Dean&Deluca in NYC My name is Anne, I am 38, married , 2 daughters. You must wonder “she’s French , why a blog in English ?”. First, I was raised in an americanophile family. Don’t ask me why my parents were obsessed with the USA; I have no idea. But now they have a good reason to go to the US every year : they visit my twin brother who, contaminated by their “I Love the USA” virus, decided to emigrate to California when he was 19 ! Now at the age of 38,  he has spent half his life there !! ... [Lire la suite]
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