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French Fridays: Parisian gnocchi from My Paris Kitchen

Those of us who cooked our way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around my French Table made a version of this week’s recipe for Cook the Book Fridays from David Lebovitz’s My Paris Kitchen way back in 2011.  Gnocchi à la Parisienne is basically choux pastry, lightly poached in simmering water, then baked in béchamel sauce. Um, … Read more

With a little garnish Gratin de Pates au Jambon (Cheesy Pasta Bake) from In the French kitchen with kids on eatlivetravelwrite.com

Les Petits Chefs make Gratin de Pâtes au Jambon (Cheesy Pasta Bake) from In the French kitchen with kids!

Another recipe from In the French kitchen with kids this week – a version of one of their favourite foods – mac & cheese, only way better! The Gratin de Pâtes au Jambon (Cheesy Pasta Bake) in the book involves a creamy béchamel sauce which is something many adults don’t like to make because they … Read more

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French Fridays: Croque Monsieur galette

Remember last week for French Fridays I made Croque Madame from David Lebovitz’ My Paris Kitchen?  Well, decadent though it was, the version I prepared didn’t use up all the béchamel sauce and I was stuck with the question of what to do with around 1/3 cup of it. Well today I’m here to tell … Read more

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French Fridays: Croque Madame from My Paris Kitchen

This week’s Cook the Book Fridays recipe from My Paris Kitchen is one of my favourite French café meals. A croque monsieur (unceremoniously names a “Fried cheese and ham sandwich” here) is a sandwich filled with the goodness of béchamel, cheese and ham.  Over the years I’ve had many iterations of this – it comes … Read more