What to cook for old friends who come for a visit and arrive in pouring rain? Not even Paris looks good with that kind of weather, or, as Hemingway put it (in ´A moveable feast´): “All of the sadness of the city came suddenly with the first cold rains of winter, and there were no more […]
Cooking the French classics is something I´ve been passionate about long before I moved to France. Though I´ve tried many, I´m far from knowing them all, but I know that some dishes will always be close to my heart, no matter what. Blanquette de veau is one of them. The recipe is long, but simple. From the […]
Discovering Paris more is one of the things I look most forward to this year. Since we came here last year, going to town on a saturday has become one of our most loved habits. Often my son starts to make plans friday night, his top three destinations being 1) the Eiffel tower, 2) a particular magasin (shop) where […]
It´s our first Christmas here in Paris, and while I´ve always loved the enchantment the season brings, this year I´m particularly fond of it. It was last December when it became a real option to move to France, and precisely a year ago we came here and explored some Parisian neighborhoods with the eyes of possible residents […]
It´s Beaujolais time @mamangerie, and we´re celebrating with delicious recipes: sweet potato gnocchi with brown butter, walnuts and crispy sage and Beaujolais poached pears. Something for everybody, I hope!
This is one of my very favorite dishes: Sole à la normande, with a creamy shrimp and apple cider sauce. The combination may sound unusual, but the buttery tenderness of the fish, the nutty crevettes, that somewhat fruity, sweetish aftertaste of the sauce – all these amazing flavors come together just wonderfully. I love how this recipe reflects the two […]
There are days when I just don´t know what to cook, so I go to the local butcher´s hoping to find some inspiration. Eyeing at the choice of the day while standing in line is the easiest way for me to make up my mind, but if that doesn´t help, I mostly come home with […]
Yesterday, after weeks of perfect summer weather, it suddenly started to rain cats and dogs here in the city. It´s cooled down a bit, and the breeze was so refreshing; a summer rain, you may say, the long awaited arrosage (watering) for all the plants at risk of drying out. And you´d be so right. But […]