27 avril 2010

Marquez un panier dès l'apéro ! Put all your wows in the same basket !

Mini-paniers apéro aux Olives Olive mini-cuttie Baskets Some puff pastry in the fridge ?  A handful olives and a can of tomato paste in your pantry ? Woohoo, good news, you have everything on hand to make those cute little baskets for a wonderful aperitive snack ! When I saw them in Christophe Felder's lattest cookbook, "Les mignardises de Christophe" (mignardise means bite-size delicacies), I found them totally irresistible ! And as Christophe is one of my favourite Pastry Chefs (I have 4 of his cookbooks, and... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2010

Foodie Froggy dans la Presse Rosbif, Foodie Froggy in the British Press

  A few weeks ago, Adam, The Times correspondent in Paris, contacted me through my blog. Following a comparative survey conducted  by le  Figaro newspaper, it seemed that the English spent more time in the kitchen than the French. Quite unexpected, isn't it ? The Brits were themselves surprised by this result, so the Times wanted to provide its own little survey and compare in situ two housewives from both sides of the Channel. They asked us to keep a daily diary of our food shopping and menus during one week.... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2010

Saveur iodée et printanière, Sea, Sauce and Spring

Dos de cabillaud, nage d'herbes Thaï au lait de coco, asperges rôties aux agrumesCod fillets, Thaï herbs and coconut milk nage, roasted asparagus Phew, just on time ! Today was the last day to take part to the recipe contest oganized by Patrick, the King of seafood. Each entry had to be based on fish and to be simple. Even though the list of ingredients for my entry might seem quite long, it is really easy to make : basically, you put all the herbs in a food processor until you obtain a paste, you heat this paste on a wok... [Lire la suite]
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14 avril 2010

Le Couscous de mon enfance, The Beef and Vegetable Couscous from my childhood

Mon Couscous "Tunisien" facile, au boeuf et légumesMy Easy Tunisian Style beef and vegetable Couscous Well, what can I say... if I had to choose one iconic dish from my childhood, it would be couscous with beef and vegetables, without any hesitation. Being of North African origins, it was Ze traditional meal on most Friday nights (shabbat), whether I had it at home or at my grand-mothers' places. Each one of these wonderful cooks had, of course, their little variations : the size of the couscous grains (!), the... [Lire la suite]
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05 avril 2010

Un gâteau sans farine aussi bon qu'avec ? Can flourless Cakes be as good as regular ones ?

Gâteau à la Pistache et Pralin sans farineFlourless Pistachio and Praline Cake The answer is yes, of course. I can even say that the absence of flourgives a very moist and unctuous texture ... and lots of flavour : as pistachio and almond meals are substituted with flour, the taste is far, very far from being bland !!  Actually, I have found that this cake was quite similar to a giant Financier. To make it short, it is a great dessert to be enjoyed before, during and after Passover, and you don't need to be jewish to enjoy... [Lire la suite]
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