French

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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 1

Strawberry French Macarons

Strawberry French Macarons is a French Style pastry made with almond flour and egg whites filled with cream cheese and strawberry jam. 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...

Moules à la Crème 1

Moules à la Crème

Moules à la Crème is a French dish prepared with mussels cooked in a saute of garlic and shallots served on white wine and cream sauce. The French really know how to use their cream properly, one great example is this dish a simple mussel dish cooked in white wine...

Duck Fat Potatoes 1

Duck Fat Potatoes

Duck Fat Potatoes is dish of floury potatoes twice cooked, par boiled then roasted with duck fat. 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....

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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...

Chicken Galantina 2

Chicken Galantina

Chicken Galantina is a dish of deboned chicken stuffed with minced meat, egg, cold cuts, pickle relish and spices that is either poached, steamed or baked. Chicken Galantina is a Filipino dish of deboned chicken stuffed with a mixture of minced meat, egg, cold cuts, pickle relish and other spices...

Blueberry Creme Brulee 1

Blueberry Creme Brulee

Blueberry Creme Brulee is a custard dessert with blueberries prepared by water bath baking then finished by torching sugar crystals on top 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...

Steak in Mushroom Miso Sauce 1

Steak in Mushroom Miso Sauce

Steak in Mushroom Miso Sauce is a simple steak of beef that uses a popular Japanese ingredient to flavour its gravy, the miso 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...

Grilled Pork with Cracked Pepper Sauce 1

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

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...