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Boeuf a la ficelle for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Boeuf à la ficelle

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, boeuf à la ficelle (p 248) was one I was a little leery of for a few reasons.  Firstly, the recipe itself, including the headnotes is three pages. THREE pages! Very unlike Dorie! Secondly, it calls for you to basically poach a beef tenderloin. Really? Poach a beautiful […]

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Paris Brest for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Paris-Brest

Paris – what? I hear you asking about the name of this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Paris-Brest, p 475).  Basically, it’s a large choux-pastry ring, filled with crème pâtissière, created in 1891 to commemorate the Paris–Brest bicycle race. It’s supposed to represent a bicycle wheel and apparently became popular with riders on the […]

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Moules Marinière on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Moules marinière

It’s not often I am stuck for words but for this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Moules Marinière, p 312), I actually don’t have very much to say. I am not a fan of mussels, well actually, I just don’t eat them at all. Even though I spent a year living in Brussels where […]

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Asparagus, red pepper and broccoli soups on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Christine’s simple party soups

Well thankfully for everyone involved, I am not (unlike last week) making this week’s French Fridays with Dorie dish in my still-jetlagged fog  (uh huh, that thing they say about the older you get the longer it takes you to recover from jetlag is true. Boo.) Nope, I made this week’s recipe (a trio of […]

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Baked apples with nuts and fruit on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Baked apples filled with fruits and nuts

Well now. For this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Baked apples with fruits and nuts, p 392), I’m going to plead “jetlagged” since I well and truly messed up!  It’s weird because I read the recipe over the holidays in Australia and I totally knew what I should have done yet when it came […]

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