Chestnuts and pears in a soup – what a wonderfully seasonal combination for this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (p 82). Not a combination I’d have thought of myself living in Toronto, it’s perhaps one that might have come to mind in Paris at Christmas where there are chestnut sellers all around the city […]
Fortunately for this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (compote de pommes, two ways, p 392) Neil came home last week with 100 apples from a colleague’s tree. Perfect timing. Compote de pommes is basically apple purée or apple sauce and Dorie’s recipe offers two ways to prepare it – first, prepared the traditional way […]
This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (Hurry up and Wait Roast Chicken, pp 202-203) is more a technique than a recipe. Dorie follows the lead of Joël Robuchon and suggests roasting the bird at a high temperature (450˚F), starting it on one side, then turning it (on its other side, then on its back) […]
It’s Dorie Greenspan‘s birthday today and the folks from French Fridays with Dorie and Tuesdays with Dorie are celebrating by baking and cooking up a storm in Dorie’s honour. I couldn’t think of a better French treat to bake for Dorie than macarons – chocolate and, as a nod to the season, pumpkin spice. But […]
You know you’ve had a busy day in the kitchen when you misread a recipe and only realise it the next day, having racked your brains over and over again to try to figure out what’s going wrong but you just can’t. In any case, there’s so much food that you know you don’t even […]
Canadians celebrated Thanksgiving this past weekend and I celebrated by taking the time to make this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe (Danish Braid, p 205) for a special Sunday breakfast. Sometimes on Sunday I might whip up some bacon and eggs but I rarely (if ever!) have the time to make a Danish pastry. I […]
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