Category: French

Bacon Potato Corn Chowder

If you are looking to make a very simple comfort meal, then look no further as this Bacon Potato Corn Chowder might be your answer. A simple soup that start with a sauté of garlic and shallot then cooked with fresh corn kernels and potatoes on a broth infused with...

Matcha Macarons

If I love cooking savoury dishes my daughter is the total opposite, she is into making amazing pastries like this macaron. This was her nth time making macarons and as she endlessly prepares them, she also is starting to perfect this culinary art. This macaron is a combination of all...

Quay and Co (Sydney, Australia)

I did not know that breakfasts in a good hotel starts late on a weekend and that’s what happened to me when I was staying at this big hotel in Sydney’s Harbour. It was 6:30 am in the morning and we were up quite early as we will be planning...

Croque Madame

There are many dishes to whip up with that left-over Christmas Ham, most of you already have a stock standard recipe that you prepare on a yearly basis like soup, pasta and quiche to name some but have you tried making Croque Madame or Croque Monsieur? Croque Madame or Croque...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...