Bastille Day has come and gone. We did celebrate, though, in true French fashion–by drinking wine and making a complicated dish involving many kinds of meat wrapped in a flaky, … Continue reading
I thought it was high time I made a recipe from Escoffier that would result in an actual meal, rather than a freezer bag of sauce base to use sometime … Continue reading
Many French dishes are named after people: famous people, people the chefs were in love with, people connected to a particular ingredient. And it’s fun to research the history of … Continue reading
Sometimes I think I should subtitle this project “cooking with Escoffier, cooking despite Escoffier, cooking to avoid Escoffier, or even, cooking to spite Escoffier.” The recipes are daunting and success … Continue reading
A friend and loyal reader of my blog asked me recently if I would write about an Escoffier dish she could actually make. That made me laugh, as after the … Continue reading
So. let’s make some quenelles. Some what, you ask? Has anyone out there heard of these? I had a vague recollection of hearing about quenelles when I studied abroad in … Continue reading
Mother Sauce #3 is Sauce Espagnole. This is a brown sauce, made with a brown roux, sautéed mirepoix (carrots and onions, thyme and bay leaf), a little tomato purée and … Continue reading
Sometimes you need a break from all those stocks and sauces. Happy Easter to all my friends!