• Lapin à la moutarde avec polenta / Rabbit with mustard and white polenta

    Today, I cooked my first rabbit. I love rabbit and don’t have it very often. When Oliver mentioned that they sell rabbit now, I couldn’t resist. Olivier, as any other real butcher would do, cut the rabbit into proper pieces for me. It was a pleasure to watch how he carefully went about his work […]


  • Quiche à la tomate – Tomato Tart

    What do you do when you have some friends coming over for brunch and you didn’t really plan for it? The day before, I went to the farmers market and got some nice and colorful heirloom tomatoes. In our fridge, we always have eggs, cheese, butter, and creme. So we have about everything to make […]


  • Spritz

    The temperatures in San Francisco today reminded me of our recent vacation and made me long for a Spritz…. Spritz is a wine based aperitif (white wine, Aperol, sparkling water) served in the Veneto region of Italy and also in Ticino, the Italian part of Switzerland. I was really surprised when I found a bottle […]


  • Verrines – Edible Art

    The other day at a dinner party, I got to taste some verrines. Loved it! I couldn’t pass the chance to take some pictures while our friends prepared these delicious appetizers. Verrines, a culinary trend coming from France, are small glasses filled with layered ingredients. They can be sweet or savory and served for appetizers […]


  • Seared Chanterelle with Polenta and Blue Cheese

    Yesterday, I bought Chanterelle mushrooms at the Alemany Farmer’s Market. Reading the SF chronicle today, I got the inspiration for tonight’s dinner: Seared Mushrooms with Polenta & Blue Cheese. I didn’t really follow the recipe, but the main ingredients were the same. Next time, I will try a cheese that is not as strong as […]