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French Fridays with Dorie: Café style grated carrot salad

I have to say I was pretty excited to make this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe – Café style grated carrot salad (p 107 or carottes râpées as they are known in France). It’s a classic salad, often served in café as the name suggests, but it’s also something that you can easily find […]

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Happy 100th birthday Julia Child!

Today, August 15th 2012 would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday: a day that’s already been immortalized on Twitter (#JC100) by food writers and bloggers around the globe.  Credited as the woman who revolutionized North America’s relationship with food, Julia Child remains a culinary icon whose books, TV series and inimitable culinary style live on […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Warm scallop salad with corn, nectarines and basil

Hmmmm….. we were all a little dubious of this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Warm Scallop Salad with Corn, Nectarines and Basil, p 320-321).  I mean, all the components on their own are wonderful but together they sounded odd. But if Dorie says it will work, it generally does.  Considered “exotic” by Dorie’s French […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie: Berry Galette

Hurrah! After last week’s pie with a lid for Tuesdays with Dorie, this week was much more my speed – a rustic galette filled with mixed berries (p 377).  Sadly though in my attempt to be organised for Tuesdays with Dorie, I accidentally bought the ingredients for this week’s crust last week and then this […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Tomato-cheese tartlets

It’s a short and sweet French Fridays with Dorie post this week. I’m currently in Epernay, working hard learning all about the elaboration of champagne. If you don’t believe me, look at Mr Neil, working hard at Moët et Chandon…. Note-taking and everything…. In any case, many thanks to the lovely Cher for scanning and […]

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