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Recipe Gateau Breton - A French Pound Cake, Shortbread, Pastry-like Treat

Gateau Breton - A French Pound Cake, Shortbread, Pastry-like Treat

It's been crazy for the past few months since I've taken on some extra responsibilities that have proven to be much more time consuming than I had anticipated. Things will eventually settle down again, but for now the workload has kept me from being able
Recipe Surf and Turf, French Laundry style

Surf and Turf, French Laundry style

In a burst of energy (or perhaps a moment of weakness), I decided to have a go at another French Laundry recipe on Saturday night. I selected "Surf and Turf", braised oxtails with seared monkfish, topped with sauteed salsify and cepes. Pretty ambitious co
Recipe My French Laundry Experience

My French Laundry Experience

The lapses of misty rain, the collected quaint neighborhood, sipping on glasses of Champagne at Domain Chandon before dinner made for a splendid experience. We stayed within the town of Yountville the day of our reservation. We had lunch at Bouchon Bak
Recipe The French Culinary Revolution- Salmon Nouvelle Cuisine

The French Culinary Revolution- Salmon Nouvelle Cuisine

Let?s have a history lesson. I was always a good student. I was one of those kids that did well in almost every subject (notice I said almost?numbers still elude me). But numbers aside, history was/is particularly delicious to me. Cooking has an
Recipe White Truffle Oil Infused Custard - Thomas Keller's The French Laundry Cookbook

White Truffle Oil Infused Custard - Thomas Keller's The French Laundry Cookbook

I promise I promise, on my next trip to New York or better still, California, I have to, I have to eat at Thomas Keller's restaurant! I first learnt about Thomas Keller when I read Anthony Bourdain's A Cook's Tour almost 8 years ago. I was intrigued whe
Recipe A Salmon History Lesson- La Nouvelle Cuisine

A Salmon History Lesson- "La Nouvelle Cuisine"

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Let s have a history lesson. I was always a good student. One of those kids that did well in almost every subject (notice I said almost numbers still elude me). History was/is particularly delicious to me. Cooking has an interesting history of cours
Recipe My Favorite Quiche!

My Favorite Quiche!

***It's not often that a recipe is worthy of re-posting. I think I've only done that once or twice in the entire time I've written this blog. However, this is one of those rare occasions. Back in 2009 when Brad and I went to Europe, we had the most ama
Recipe Brioche Bread

Brioche Bread

Brioche is a light but rich French bread made with a yeast dough enriched with eggs, milk, and butter. This recipe i am sharing is one which is made with oil and in a bread machine. A brioche dough is quite difficult to handle but with the bread machine
Recipe Lavender Macarons with Honey Dark Chocolate Ganache

Lavender Macarons with Honey Dark Chocolate Ganache

These turned out perfectly. As in, I had not a single issue. Being that these are macarons we are talking about, I say this with much pleasure and pride. The first time I made macarons was about year ago and I tried David Lebovitz's safe, trusted and t
Recipe Duck, Mushroom and Asparagus Vol-au-Vent

Duck, Mushroom and Asparagus Vol-au-Vent

The Husband is strictly a meat and potatoes man; give him a bloody steak and he is happy. The only exception to this rule is duck confit. Duck confit is duck which has been poached in its own fat. Sounds strange but tastes amazing. Given how much he loves