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Bruschette Toppings using Virgin Olive Oil

4 Bruschette Toppings Using Virgin Olive Oil

If you want your barbecue to be complete, here are 4 bruschette toppings using virgin olive oil. (This post is in collaboration with Jamie’s Italian and his Buyer’s Guide To Olive Oil) Every Italian Barbecue starts with a bruschetta: rustic bread cut in slices and toasted over the charcoal. It is like the toast for an English breakfast, For Italians,… Read more →

swiss roll sponge homemade crystallised violets butter cream and pistachios

Swiss Roll Sponge Recipe

The Swiss roll sponge recipe is a cake made with whisked eggs. It has a light texture, and it is used as the base for layered cakes or filled rolls. It requires a little bit of work, but its softness perfectly combines with a cream filling. Jump to Recipe Here I am using the buttercream version from the Almond Meringue… Read more →

huey dewey and louie

Cooking for Huey Dewey and Louie

We all grew up watching American cartoons, and every time there was a celebration Donald Duck would cook muffins, pancakes, and brownies for his nephews, Huey Dewey and Louie. Manuale di Nonna Papera   They were everybody’s favourites and were always devoured with avidity and joy by all cartoons: Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Duffy Duck, Bugs Bunny….Walt Disney as well as… Read more →

preparing amuse bouche for 100 people

Preparing Amuse Bouche for 100 Guests

Amuse Bouche, literately translating as pleasing the palate, are one-bite size finger food usually served in French restaurant before the meal. A practical way to reduce waste at parties. Saturday the 14th of January, I was commissioned by Mr Joseph le Chapelain, Mayor of Saint Paul de Vence, to provide canapés for 100 guests, for the “Mayor’s Wishes for 2017″… Read more →

Pissaladiere Nicoise

Pissaladiere Nicoise

Pissaladiere Nicoise is dish sold in many bakeries as a starter or snack. It is a pizza base topped by Mediterranean onions, anchovies and olives. Jump to Recipe I made the Pissaladiere in small bite sizes as canapés for 100 guests at Saint Paul de Vence “Mayor’s Wishes for 2017” speech. They were easy to pick without getting your hands… Read more →

Gratin Dauphinoise pork stew

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. Jump to Recipe (if you are interested in my favourite kitchen appliances, you can find my reviews here in my amazon shop). You can prepare the dish earlier and grill it just before serving it. I serve… Read more →