Category: French

1

Strawberry French Macarons

It was a proud parent moment when I saw my daughter patiently makes her first macaron and she nailed it. It was a very laborious process as I had my go with it several times before and now after I got tired making it she took over and gave it...

0

Moules à la Crème

The French really know how to use their cream properly, one great example is this dish a simple mussel dish cooked in white wine and finished with cream. It is a vibrant combination of ocean flavours on a creamy fruity stock. I had a try of the real thing the...

2

Duck Fat Potatoes

There are many ways for prepare a potato, fry them, steam them or bake them, while most of these are good I guess the best one is to cook them in duck fat. A popular rustic French side dish, this dish of floury potatoes twice cooked, par boiled then roasted...

Macarons 1 0

Examples of regional dishes in North France

Examples of regional dishes in North France Many dishes in the French cuisine are heavily influenced by the region they come from. France is a large country with rich traditions and history, which influence the cuisine. Some dishes might not be very popular, but they can be considered a speciality...

Chicken Galantina 2 2

Chicken Galantina

Chicken Galantina is a Filipino dish of deboned chicken stuffed with a mixture of minced meat, egg, cold cuts, pickle relish and other spices that is either poached, steamed or baked. This dish originated from a French dish called galatine, which preparation is nearly the same apart from the latter...

Blueberry Creme Brulee 1 7

Blueberry Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee is a custard dessert prepared by water bath baking then finished by torching sugar crystals on top creating a hard-caramel topping. On its simplest form, it is only flavoured with vanilla but a variety of fruits can be used to give it an additional flavour and texture. Popular...

Steak in Mushroom Miso Sauce 1 0

Steak in Mushroom Miso Sauce

Yōshoku is a term for Western-influenced cooking in Japan and some good examples of it are Omuraisu (Omelette Rice), Hayashiraisu (Hashed Beef with Rice), Kareraisu (Curry Rice), Korokke (Croquettes), Hambāgu (Hamburger Steak), Naporitan (Neapolitan Spaghetti) and Rōru Kyabtesu (Cabbage Roll) but is there a term for the other way around? the...

Grilled Pork with Cracked Pepper Sauce 1 6

Grilled Pork with Cracked Pepper Sauce

Peppercorn sauce or Steak au poivre is a type of sauce where creamed sauce together with butter, occasionally liquor (wine, cognac or brandy) and spices are prepared with lots of peppercorn usually black ones are used but green, red and pink are now getting popular. This type of sauce originated...

Coq au Vin 1 3

Coq au Vin

Coq au vin is a French dish of chicken traditionally cooked in Burgundy wine with lardons, mushrooms, onions and different spices. Though Burgundy wine is the most popular version of this dish several regions in France also have its own version using the wines they manufacture, hence versions like Vin...

Boeuf à la Mode 1 2

Boeuf à la Mode

Boeuf à la mode is a French dish prepared by browning tough cuts of beef then braised in herb infused red wine and tomatoes. Basically it is similar to the American pot roast but cooked with French herbs and ingredients. It is one of the oldest recipes in French history that still exists...