Savour the gourmet life of the French Riviera with Your Guardian Chef.
Traditions, Influences, Trends and Innovations!
A Mediterranean Feast to discover through:
Each week a new article recommending a gastronomic adventure: from classic recipes from the Cote d'Azur to Italian and international recipes using local Mediterranean ingredients.
You will also find an up to date gourmet events calendar for the best gastronomic events on the French Rivera, including articles and video clips on events from past years will give you a flavour of what to expect.
Check the Events page to find out what's on next.
The most popular events are Les Etoiles de Mougins, Fetes Gourmandes, La Semaine du Gout, the Monte-Carlo Gastronomie, spread out throughout the year, there is always something happening on the French Riviera.
All recommendations and articles on this blog are based on products, restaurants, tool, and events I use or have attended personally.
Below the latest posts:
While most bloggers are talking about pumpkins and cinnamon, I like to celebrate Autumn with a Roasted Chestnuts Recipe as they have been my Autumn delight since I was young. Jump to Recipe Walking around Rome, and most European cities, you find on the street corners vendors roasting chestnuts in a kiln. They offer their hot roasted… Read more →
If you love stuffing but you do not want to make a large quantity, these sausagemeat and chestnut stuffing rolls are the solutions. The crunchy bacon covers a soft sausage stuffing sweeten by the chestnuts contrasted by the tangy cranberries. Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas to serve with the turkey or the roast. You can also serve it with a mushroom risotto… Read more →
This pavlova recipe is my version of Mont Blanc with Chestnut Mousse, made with 2 large round shapes of meringue covering them with chestnut mousse. Jump to Recipe To make a thick crunchy meringue that doesn’t stick to your teeth I have a secret: “wine vinegar and corn flour” I know, I was also skeptical at first but I tried… Read more →
A list of my baking tools and utensils I use on a daily basis in my kitchen. For each item, you will find the recipes I use them for. I am a participant in several Affiliate programs one of which is Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Affiliate advertising programs are designed to provide a means for Bloggers such as “Your Guardian… Read more →
Making homemade mayonnaise can be intimidating but it shouldn’t be, you just need to follow few important rules and the magic will happen. The taste of the homemade mayonnaise is so much better and once you master the technique you will make it in no time. Jump to Recipe Many are concerned about using a raw egg, but personally, I… Read more →
This is an old Italian ricotta cake no butter recipe from the wartime when butter was scarce. It is not a creamy cake similar to the American cheesecake, but a soft spongy cake you can serve with tea. You can add any flavour you like, vanilla, lemon zest, orange zest. Jump to Recipe Here I added orange blossom water which… Read more →
This Chiacchiere recipe is a traditional dessert usually sold during Carnival in Italy and in France. In France, they call it Oreillettes which means hears, while Chiacchiere in Italian means chatting. If you never heard of them before I am sure you will pronounce them wrong, so here it is: Kiakkiere, the “Ch” in Italian is pronounced k, like in… Read more →
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