31 juillet 2010

Une entrée tout en fraîcheur...So cool, so fresh...

Soupe glacée concombre-pommes vertesCucumber and granny smith chilled soup France has its local "Jamie Oliver" (young, good-looking and enthusiastic Chef) : his name is Cyril Lignac. He became famous with a reality show about a Chef (him) looking for a restaurant to buy and staff to help him. As he was quite charismatic and charming, M6 channel decided to hire him for many other cooking shows. Now, he has two restaurants in Paris (the trendy Le Quinzième and the bistrot-style Chardenoux, a few blocks from Aligre... [Lire la suite]
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19 mai 2010

Blanc comme...une asperge ! As white as...asparagus !

Crème d'Asperges BlanchesCream of White Asparagus Soup So far, I have always found white asparagus quite...suspicious ... I thought their taste was just like their color : bland, neutral, in other words nothing to write home about ! And the fact that I am the  biggest fan on earth of their green "cousins" does not help, I know... On the other hand, I have always loved white soups (cauliflower, endives,...) : I find them very elegant, very french actually, lol. So why not try a white asparagus soup ? My verdict :... [Lire la suite]
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10 mai 2010

Warm and chilled soups/Soupes chaudes et froides

(last updated january 2015) Chilled Soups/Soupes froides   Yellow Bellpepper Cold Soup/Soupe froide de poivrons jaunes Fava Bean and Mint Soup, Dried Duck Magrets/Soupe de Fèves, Menthe et Magrets Séchés Gwyneth Paltrow's pea and basil soup/Soupe de petits pois et basilic de Gwyneth Paltrow Cucumber and granny Smith Chilled Soup/Soupe froide de cocombre et de granny smith   Warm Soups/Soupes chaudes Aniseed Carrot Soup with Chestnuts/Soupe de Carottes anisées aux ChâtaignesCauliflower and white truffle... [Lire la suite]
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12 février 2010

Trio classique décliné en soupe...A classic"menage à trois" in a soup

Velouté d'Endives, Roquefort et NoixEndive, Blue Cheese and Walnut Soup "Creative"  : the least I can say is that this word is not for me. I have (and I have always had) a total lack of imagination...Why did I make an endive soup ? Because I saw it on a restaurant menu ! And I am not even mentioning the very classic "endive-blue cheese-walnut" "ménage  à trois", lol ! Aaah, how I wish I was as talented as the creative teams I used to work with when I was in the advertising business : I... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2010

Topinambours, acte II scène II, Jerusalem Artichokes, act II

Velouté de Topinambours et Patates doucesJerusalem Artichoke and Sweet Potato Soup Oh well...I wanted to act like a non-conformist girl with my anti-detox recipe (Nutella Tiramisu), but as one says : "the leopard can't change its spots", lol ! I am a reasonnable person in every fiber of my being, this is why today's recipe is as reasonnable as me : a soup ! After I recently found out, to my big surprise, that I did like Jerusalem Artichokes, I was wondering what vegetable could strike up a friendship with them :... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2009

Entrée de fêtes : les légumes oubliés en vedette ! Festive Starter : Forgotten vegetables are the stars of the show !

Jerusalem Artichoke and Chestnut Soup, home-made Grissini with Espelette PepperVelouté de Topinambours et Châtaignes, Grissini d'Alba au Piment d'Espelette It is Lili and her fabulous recipe who made me crave for Jerusalem Artichoke for the very first time in my life. Even if there is an obvious come-back of what are commonly called "forgotten vegetables", I was not really fond of them. Well,  it was what I thought. The truth is : I did not know them. When I read on Lili's post that Jerusalem Artichoke tasted a... [Lire la suite]
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14 janvier 2009

La fève, pas celle de la galette, l'autre...Fava beans : Go green in the kitchen...

Fava bean and Mint Soup with Dried Duck MagretsSoupe de Fèves à la Menthe et aux Magrets Séchés Yes, I know, winter is not fava beans season at all...but when one has the chance to live in a country with a wonderful chain of frozen food shops, one can have fava beans all year long. And the best part is that they are already peeled, what a precious time-saving ! Say goodbye to guiltiness and let's enjoy a wonderfully green soup that changes a little. And you can have it warm or cold, and add peas if you like. As I... [Lire la suite]
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