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

Dorie Greenspan Beef Marengo from Around my French Table for French Fridays with Dorie on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Beef (not veal) Marengo

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe, Veal Marengo, is apparently “found on menus all over France” and was named in 1800 by Napoleon Bonaparte’s chef who made it in honour of Napoleon’s success at the Battle of Marengo (fighting Austrians on Italian soil). A basic stew of veal, tomatoes, onions and white wine, this … Read more

Green as spring veal stew from Around my French Table on eatlivetravelwrite.com

French Fridays with Dorie: Green as spring veal stew

“Herbaceous.” That’s how this week’s French Fridays with Dorie dish (“Green as spring” veal stew, p 262) was described by one of our guests last weekend who was treated to an “experimental” (as in, I’d never made 90% of the dishes we served!) dinner party. What’s that you say – you serve food at dinner … Read more