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Classic French Recipe: Tartiflette {with...

French Tartiflette recipe

The traditional French Tartiflette is one of those dishes that are pure comfort food. Made with potatoes, lardons, onions, white wine and Reblochon cheese, it just oozes warmth and cold weather comfort. It’s absolute heaven as far as I’m concerned, but then I could live on cheese and potatoes. It is a recipe that originates from […]

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Classic French Recipe: Daube Provençale

French recipe daube provencale

  daube: meat that is braised then stewed in wine (culinary) Not to be mistaken for ‘C’est de la daube’: is slang for ‘it’s sh*t’, as in ‘it isn’t worth anything’  I was going through my French cookery books looking for inspiration for a classic French stew recipe and found this one called ‘Daube Provençale’, which sounds […]

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Where to buy French food in the South of...

where to buy French food and Teisseire syrups

It’s not easy to find a lot of typically French food in UK supermarkets outside of the stereotypical pastries. I only really crave specific things that don’t necessitate a whole food shop of French items, which is just as well because most delivery services are only available or reasonable if you live in London and […]

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French chocolate mousse recipe to die fo...

French chocolate mousse recipe

Last time I tried to master the chocolate mousse was a disaster. I couldn’t make the ‘mousse’ part stick and it ended up being more of a custard. But it is a staple of French cooking and I felt like I was letting the team down; you can’t claim to be any kind of decent French cook if you […]

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Classic French Recipe: Sauteed potatoes ...

Classic French Recipe: Sauteed potatoes with persillade

I have an unapologetic addiction to potatoes in all their forms, and one of my favourite dishes is simple sautéed potatoes, but I had never made them with a persillade before. I don’t know why, as it doesn’t get more ‘classic French recipe’ than potatoes and parsley. Before you start worrying about how complicated this recipe is […]

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Meal Planning Tips + Free Templates!

Meal Planning Tips + Free Templates!

  I have been meaning to post meal planning tips for a while. Meal planning is a very practical tool that I am passionate about, and my aim today is to show how I plan meals to save money on food shopping. It’s not rocket science and it’s not original, but it works. I will also […]

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Classic French Recipe: Tarte aux pommes ...

Classic French Recipe: Tarte aux pommes {day thirty}

One should never under-estimate the power of a good picture. To conclude my 31 days series, I was all set to make my favourite dessert, a delicious puff pastry filled with frangipane (almond cream) and black cherries. Then I posted a picture of a French apple tart (the aforementioned Tarte aux Pommes) I made at the weekend […]

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Classic French Recipe: crepes {day twent...

Classic French Recipe: crepes {day twenty-three}

I am very excited to share this French crèpes recipe with you not only because crèpes are delicious but also because I know, from bitter experience, how difficult it can be to make a lump-free batter. I grew up watching my mother make crèpes; they never failed and so I now use the same technique […]

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The Truth about Frogs and Snails {day ni...

The Truth about Frogs and Snails {day nineteen}

When I was preparing for this series earlier this year, I asked people on my Facebook page if they had any questions about the French that they would like answered, and one of the things that came up was: why do the French eat frogs and snails? That’s a good question, which is just as […]

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Classic French recipe: Gratin Dauphinois...

Classic French recipe: Gratin Dauphinois {day sixteen}

I love a good Gratin Dauphinois, I mean, what’s not to like about potatoes and cream with a hint of garlic and a beautiful melted cheese on top? It is one of my favourite comfort foods and works brilliantly as a side to most types of roast meat, especially beef. I usually serve it as a […]

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