Archive for the 'Side-Dish' Category

Sour Pickles

Sour pickles: I love them. I can’t say it was always the case though. Growing up in France my first encounter with a sour pickle was at [cough-cough] Mc Donald’s.. because let’s say it: McDonald’s used to boobytrap their burgers with suspicious pickles I clearly didn’t request. At the time cornichons left me totally indifferent […]


Potato Latke with Smoked Salmon, Soft-Boiled Quail Egg & Watercress Cream

This post is highly unethical in the fact i cooked the potato latkes in duck fat. I expect a cease and desist letter from the potato latke council any day now. I have nothing to say for my defense except that 1) i can’t help being French and 2) potato’s best friend is duck fat.. […]


Fennel-Pastrami Gratin

Have you heard of Beet ‘n Squash YOU! ? – It’s a monthly food-fight wherein the stupendous virtues of vegetables are extolled. It’s fun and it’s hosted by Mel of Bouchon for 2 and Leela of She simmers. And guess what my friends… December is battle FENNEL! Are you excited yet? I couldn’t resist participating because […]


My Favorite Cranberry Sauce

Who needs a cranberry sauce recipe? I’m know my beloved readers, you are excellent cooks and not the kind to open a can of cranberry sauce to put on the Thanksgiving table [.. right?]. I know you can whip-up a batch of fresh cranberry sauce with your eyes closed and make it taste delicious. I […]


Tomates Farcies

Well, i don’t feel inspired to write today. Could a post consist simply of  : Hey, here are some stuffed tomatoes for ya! … No? I could go on and on about how tomates farcies is a classic home-cooked dish in France and how I find the preparation very satisfying and reminiscent of the slow cooking […]