Tag Archive for French

duck magret de Canard sauce a l'Orange

French Challenge: Duck Magret de Canard à l’Orange and Gratin Dauphinoise

Duck magret de canard a l orange is France favourite dish. At last some rain, and the temperature has dropped. It seems autumn has finally arrived, and I am ready for some comfort and festive food to warm up our cold and rainy weekends. To celebrate the new season I embraced a new French challenge: Magret de Canard a l’Orange… Read more →

Gratin Dauphinoise

Easy Gratin Dauphinoise Recipe

Gratin dauphinoise is my favorite French comfort food, creamy potatoes topped with grilled gruyère cheese.  To save time, I make it in the microwave. You can prepare it earlier and grill it just before serving it. (if you want to know what my favourite kitchen appliances are, go to my amazon shop and read my reviews) Time to prepare 30… Read more →

Ile flottante Recipe Floating Island Dessert with crispy caramel

Ile Flottante Recipe

Ile flottante means floating island and consists in a foaming meringue floating in a crème anglaise (custard) sprinkled with caramel and pralines. It can be a challenging recipe. If you want to make it at home, here are step by step instructions, easy to follow and with a guaranteed success. Calories per serving 403; Time to prepare 1.5 hour; Medium… Read more →

Traditional French Cassoulet recipe

Traditional Cassoulet Recipe

The Cassoulet is a complete meal rich in proteins, carbs, fibres and vegetables and for the price you pay for the meat, a very successful homemade feast which will serve/feed a crowd, so here is the Cassoulet recipe Cooking a Traditional Cassoulet is a long process, and with so many versions it has not been easy. I tried to simplify… Read more →

Traditional French Cassoulet beans haricot Tarbais

How to Cook a Traditional French Cassoulet

Traditional French Cassoulet…and what “traditional” means anyway ! The traditional French Cassoulet is probably one of the best known French dishes. Originating from the Languedoc Region, it is essentially a white beans stew with pork and other cuts of meat…. “Easier said than done !” As a “Local” Italian living in France for the past 7 years, I decided it… Read more →