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French Recipe: Hachis Parmentier Posted by on Jan 9, 2017

As the temperatures cool down, there is nothing I like more than cooking warm, hearty meals. In New York, we’ve already hit some uncomfortable lows. That means it’s time to break out one of my favorite recipes: hachis parmentier. Hachis parmentier is a well-known French comfort food, and is similar to the British shepherd’s pie. Even better…

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My Favorite French Recipe Posted by on Aug 8, 2016

My favorite French recipe, the one I use every week–if not every day–is deceptively simple. But once you begin using it, you’ll never be able to go back. There aren’t any precise measurements, but that’s what makes it special: add a little bit of this, a pinch of that, to adjust the recipe to your…

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French Baguettes Posted by on Jun 13, 2016

If I were to ask you what basic food the French are known for, what would you say? Many of you would respond that the French are famous for their cheese, which is true. A famous saying in French states that there are 365 different French cheeses–one for each day (il existe un fromage différent…

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French Cuisine – Mousse au chocolat Posted by on Sep 21, 2009

Today I’m going to give you a recipe in French for chocolate mousse. Ingrédients: 200 g de chocolat noir à pâtisser (around 2 cups) 50 g de beurre (around 3 1/2 tbsp) 3 jaunes d’oeufs 5 blancs d’oeufs 125 g de sucre en poudre (just a little under 1 cup) 1. Dans une casserole au…

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French Cuisine – Coquilles Saint Jacques Posted by on Jul 3, 2009

The summer is underway and the pilgrims on St. James’ Way can be seen making their way to Santiago. One of my very favorite appetizers or first course dishes is Coquilles Saint Jacques or what is known in English as simply ‘scallops’.  I don’t know about you, but I find Coquilles Saint Jacques much more…

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French Cooking – Quiche Lorraine Posted by on May 8, 2009

One of my favorite French dishes is quiche and when I was a student living in France, some of the French girls in my dorm used to make Quiche Lorraine for us to enjoy on the weekends.  Here is a recipe I got from one of them: Ingredients: 3 cups flour 10 ½ tblsp butter…

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French Food – Entrecôte Posted by on Apr 6, 2009

I just finished eating a juicy entrecôte (rib steak) and am feeling thankful to the French for this delicious cut of meat…but, then again…is it really French?  And come to think of it, the French fries…I don’t think they are really very French either.  According to Wikipedia, ‘entrecôte‘ is a piece of meat (beef) cut…

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