For this year’s Christmas Eve dinner, I made my own buche de noel. It was a bit of work, but the result was even sweeter than it looks like. Yeah, there is a lot of chocolate in this log. Yummy! Happy Holidays to everyone!
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 […]
It doesn’t take a lot of work to make this little appetizer, assuming there is some Rillette left in the fridge. We get ours here in San Francisco from the French butcher Olivier down the street. It is delicious! And don’t forget to eat cornichons with the tartines; not pictured 🙂
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is my first crumble I made. It was much easier than expected and the result was very pleasing. In fact I liked it so much that this will definitely not be the last crumble I made. As we had one leftover crumble at the end of the evening, I had something to play with.
Some impressions from tonight’s dinner… Coquille Saint Jacques sautées sur un lit de polenta crémeuse: Saumon farci en croute… … avec fenouil et tomates à l’étouffé: Gateau d’amandes au chocolat: And yeah, we had something to drink as well; courtesy of Nadia et Frank (merci!):
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 […]