Archive for January, 2011

Behind the Line @ Laurent, Paris

I was lucky to spent time in three different restaurants with some very talented chefs in Paris last week. It was for me a return to my roots to inspire myself, learn new techniques and bring back this newfound knowledge back to my kitchen. I started at Le Laurent on monday in one of the […]


Shrimp & Grits with Bacon, Smoked Paprika & Aged Manchego

Confession: I’ve never had shrimp & grits before. So i was even more surprised to be craving it over the holidays. How can you crave something you’ve never even tasted? I took some liberties that would horrify even Paula Deen with this classic Southern dish and adapted it to my half-Spaniard taste buds using aged […]



A Paris-Brest is a traditional French pastry named after an old bicycle race between Paris and the city of Brest in Brittany. The pastry was created in 1910 and its circular shape is meant to represent the wheel of a bicycle. However, it is NOT meant to be used as a spare tire. You’ve be […]


Galette des Rois (King Cake)

One of my childhood favorite, a galette des rois is a golden circle of buttery puff pastry filled with almond frangipane, and it is as simple as it is delicious. Inside the cake is a tiny figure or charm called la fève ; the person who gets the charm in his slice is crowned king, […]


Happy New Year, Friends!!

Looking forward to a delicious 2011 !

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