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The original bouillabaisse (bouï abaisso in Provençal, meaning boil and press “bout et abaisse“) was from the Calanque coast between Marseille and Toulon , although it is said to be invented at Saint-Raphaël. Although called a soup, this is really a main dish, a full meal in itself. Bouillabaisse was based on […]
Bordeaux don’t only master wine. With an incredible flavor of rum and vanilla, cannelés, also known as cannelés bordelais as they come from Bordeaux, are among French most famous pastries. They are easily recognizable by their flutes and their glossy and amber, almost dark brown, […]
Le Gigot d’Agneau Pascal – Easter Roasted Leg of Lamb Recipe Let’s take a look at a very traditional French recipe: l’agneau Pascal. In case you were wondering, let’s be clear: “Agneau Pascal” does NOT mean “Some guy named Pascal’s recipe for lamb!” but rather […]
Melt 50g butter with 1 tbsp olive oil in a large heavy-based pan. Add 1kg halved and thinly sliced onions and fry with the lid on for 10 mins until soft. Sprinkle in 1 tsp sugar and cook for 20 mins more, stirring frequently, until […]
THE LAUGHING COW HISTORY Everything began in 1865, when Jules Bel settled in Orgelet, a small village in Jura, to create his cheese firm. He was buying white emmenthal or gruyère rolls from cheese cooperatives and dealt with their ripening. After 30 years of work, […]
History In 1695 Giovanni Paolo Feminis (Jean-Paul Feminis), an Italian descent grocer-druggist had formulated aqua mirabilis, also known as “Eau Admirable” and “Aqua de Regina,” who said he got the recipe from an Oriental monk. Although some accounts mention that the fragrance was already known […]
This is the traditional French savoury quiche recipe made with bacon, egg and cream. If you’re not a confident pastry cook, you can make this dish using a sheet of frozen shortcrust pastry. This is the traditional French savoury quiche recipe made with bacon, egg […]
Banania is a popular chocolate drink found most widely distributed in France. It is made from cocoa, banana flour, cereals, honey and sugar. There are two types of Banania available in French supermarkets: ‘traditional’ which must be cooked with milk for 10 minutes, and ‘instant’ […]
The gratin Dauphinois (potato gratin) is French specialty from the town of Grenoble and it is made out of top quality potatoes thinly sliced evenly (using a mandolin or food processor) garlic and cream. The authentic gratin dauphinois never contains cheese. for optimum result when making it at […]