The Key to Successful French Cooking? Butter Up Everything, Including the Proctor

It was all Greek to her. Recipes with names like Blanquette d’Agneau au Vin Blanc and Thon Grille Sauce Vierge left my daughter completely flummoxed. Even the translations were Greek to her: Lamb Stew in White Wine and Grilled Tuna with Herbed Tomato and Lemon Sauce; her four years of high school French had done little to instill any faith in her speaking abilities, let alone her cooking abilities. But it mattered none....more

Best 5 French Cooking Recipes that you can try at Home

Talking about French Cuisines then it is one of the globally known cuisine for its finesse and flavor. French delicacies are such that not trying these recipes are inexcusable. French cooking; when it came into our mind we think the recipes must be difficult, fancy and hard to try at home; however, it’s completely opposite in fact it’s light, simple and easy. From the queen of all soup i.e. French Onion Soup to Chocolate Soufflé; French dishes are just so delectable and yet easy to make....more

Homemade Crepes

Croque Monsieur With a Twist!

Croque Monsieur with Brie and Black Forest Ham ...more

Just So You Know, I Have Gastrique.

So I hope that you read that headline and immediately thought “OH NO!  GASTRIQUE!  What is that?” because you were genuinely concerned with my well being.  Maybe you thought I had some rare, incurable disease that would involve long hospital stays and experimental medical procedures.  Perhaps you were already ...more

but wait, there's more...

Oh boy, just what I need: another cookbook. I couldn't pass this one up, though, when I saw it on the shelf at the Goodwill. It looked so forlorn surrounded by miscellaneous how-to and self improvement books with not another cookbook in sight. So, I brought it home. The cover isn't much, so don't judge by it. I'm glad I didn't. The recipes seem sound, and the photos, well the photos are great. I wish I could just tear the pages out and eat them!...more

Making Boeuf Bourguignon

Yesterday I decided to try a very French and very celebrated recipe: Julia Child's boeuf bourguignon. The weather is changing and it makes me think of beef stew, red wine and of course bread and more bread....more

Totally agree with you - it´s a great way to spend a Saturday! I haven´t cooked this dish since ...more

What I'm Reading: A Life In France

Julia Child was 91 before she began writing the book about her journey, My Life in France. Her story is inspiring to me, not just because she became the phenomenon that is Julia Child, but because of the quiet truthfulness I find in her words. ...more

French Cooking School--No Passport Required

My home economist mom taught me how to make mouthwatering midwestern meals with garden-fresh veggies, Norwegian salmon, and Scandinavian cookies. I never knew why people made such a big deal about French cooking until I worked at a French restaurant staffed almost entirely by chefs who never spoke a word of English. Besides improving my French, I discovered a whole new world of spices and sauces.   ...more
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