Basque chicken stew with peppers in a skillet on a blue and white napkin.

French Fridays: Quick Basque Chicken Stew

Recipe development is a funny thing… I’m in the last stages of finalising recipes for the next instalment of French Food for Everyone (next chapter coming at you in December – it’s all about le dîner/ dinner recipes!) and am working my way through recipe tester feedback. I have a small but mighty group of … Read more

Chicken salad sandwich

Cashew Chicken Salad Sandwich

Ever had a craving for something that you first tasted years ago but haven’t thought about for ages? Recently, I’ve had a hankering for a chicken salad sandwich but not just ANY chicken salad sandwich – one that I used to order at a tiny sandwich place back in Adelaide in the late 80s/ early … Read more

Chinese Chicken Lettuce Cups from Half the Sugar All the Love by Jennifer Tyler Lee on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs cook from Half the Sugar All the Love by Jennifer Tyler Lee

This week the Petits Chefs had a flying visit from the fabulous Jenifer Tyler Lee who was in town to promote her new book Half the Sugar All the Love. Sidenote: we love Jennifer’s previous book, 52 New Foods (cooking club worked through it in 2014!) “What’s this about half the sugar?” I hear you … Read more

Cook the Book Fridays: Chicken and Salad Milanese style from Everyday Dorie

This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays comes from Dorie Greenspan’s latest cookbook, Everyday Dorie and it’s a bit of an old-fashioned classic – in fact, when I served it, Neil said “Oh, we haven’t had schnitzel in ages” (sidenote: what’s the difference between schnitzel and “milanese-style”? Here’s an interesting article). And no, we … Read more

Braised guinea hen (or chicken) with figs from My Paris Kitchen on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays: Braised guinea hen (or chicken) with figs from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen was one we’d put off, I guess, because maybe people were all like “where on earth do I get a guinea hen?” (me included). Turns out that a 1.13kg chicken is an excellent stand in for a guinea hen and fits … Read more