Archive for the 'Brunch' Category

Wild Mushroom, Smoked Bacon & Comté Quiche

The old-fashioned quiche has been a bit forgotten. Not that it really ever went out of style in France and home cooks still do make them there but it’s regarded as rather ordinary. The ones to get though, are the high-crusted quiche with slightly crinkly top you buy by the slice in good bakeries. They’re [...]

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Fresh Pea Pancakes with Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraiche & Quail Eggs

I blogged about pea pancakes in the past but this is a different recipe that I like even better. These little green giants are really delicious. You can top them with smoked salmon and sunny side-up eggs and you’ll have a fine brunch dish, a miniature version with quail egg makes an impressive amuse-bouche, or [...]

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Farm egg with Morels, Peas, Crème Fraiche and Basil Purée

Last week I was at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia and came across some beautiful farm eggs at an Amish farmer stand. Of course I couldn’t resist buying a dozen because common sense tells me to always trust a white-bearded farmer wearing a hat and suspenders. The thing is, with good eggs, there’s not [...]

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Croissants

One word. Butter. And lots of it. One of the thing I miss the most about living in Paris is the smell of freshly baked breads and pastries coming out of bakeries early in the morning. For a long time the smell of toasted butter from the boulangerie downstairs was my alarm clock right around [...]

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Sous-Vide Egg with Red Wine Sauce & Wild Mushroom Panzanella

Sous Vide Supreme recruited me to develop a few recipes and sent over a water bath and a vacuum sealer to my home. If you’re thinking of experimenting with the cooking of the future, they have the perfect solutions for the home cook. They sent me the equipment for free but my opinions are my [...]

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