I like wrapping, rolling, packaging food – it brings love and elegance to your table. Here, beetroot leaves make a perfect coating for fish fillets topped with mushroom duxelles. Just excellent!
In the past four weeks of fancy summer holidays, my Body-Mass-Index has shot up from 25 to over 27. So I switch to the leaner, greener, cleaner stuff for some time, alas, but the French greengrocers won’t let me down.
Summer times are tomato times, at least in Europe where the “paradise apples”, as the Austrians say, are really good only between June and late August. But then they’re really good – and you can create simple, yet delicious dishes without limits.
Cooking may be fun most of the time – but when you really go for it, it turns into hard labour. That is certainly true for the classic French dish called tourte, a bourgeois marvel of culinary decadence which basically combines two elaborate dishes into one.
A home-made terrine makes the pride of each amateur chef. A poor man’s feast in former times, it has turned into an almost ceremonial dish nowadays. Here are some basic rules for how to do it at home.
Yes, this is a blog about French food but read the subtitle carefully – I leave the city every now and then and this time it is South Korea. Last week, I’ve spent a working week over there, and foodwise, the best experience was a restaurant in Suwon close to Seoul named “Yeon Po Galbi” which means, if my interpreter wasn’t wrong: “Next to the pond ribs”. I don’t know what that could possibly mean but the food was pond-rib-excellent. Prime meat […]
The street markets in Paris will ruin me sooner or later, financially. But this morning, I couldn’t resist to a perfect daurade that I turned into a simple and noble French dish.