Category: Starters

Rissole à la Dauphine

Rissole à la Dauphine

Escoffier uses rissole as a generic term for starters which includes a filling made of salpicon wrapped in a pastry that can be of different kinds: brioche pastry without sugar, puff pastry or short pastry, usually, fried. Salpicon is a generic term for a mix of different ingredients minced and combined with a sauce.   Jump to Recipe :  Print Recipe I… Read more →

Cheese Gougère Bourguignonne

Cheese Gougère Bourguignonne

Cheese Gougère Bourguignonne are puff pastries where sugar is replaced by cheese and milk by water. They are perfect for a buffet table because they can be served at room temperature and can be done the day before. Jump to Recipe :  Print Recipe I took this recipe from Auguste Escoffier famous book  -37% Escoffier: The Complete Guide to the… Read more →

Pissaladiere Nicoise

Pissaladiere Nicoise

Pissaladiere is a traditional recipe from the South of France, sold in many bakeries as a starter or snack. It is a pizza base topped by Mediterranean caramelized onions, anchovies and olives.   Jump to Recipe :  Print Recipe The name comes from Latin and means salty fish, the anchovies are definitely the main ingredients. The anchovies filets are arranged over… Read more →

Puntarelle alla Romana

Puntarelle alla Romana With Anchovies And Garlic

Puntarelle alla Romana is a classic Roman dish, Puntarelle are the shoots of the chicory cut very thin and seasoned with garlic and anchovies paste.  Jump to Recipe Puntarelle are not easy to find here in France but you can replace them with endives. I went to Ventimiglia market to buy them, and beside the puntarelle I found some other unusual Italian vegetables… Read more →

Blini Russian Pancake with Salmon

Blinis Russian Pancakes With Smoked Salmon

Next Tuesday is Pancake day, and instead of preparing pancakes with Maple Syrup, I am making Russian Pancakes with smoked salmon and homemade aioli, a mayonnaise flavoured with garlic. Jump to Recipe Russian pancakes are called Blinis and here in France you can find them already made at the Supermarkets in the seafood section. They are slightly thicker than pancakes and… Read more →