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Be sweet ! Make a savoury pumpkin pie !

My dear, poor, non-French people, The more I live in the US, the more I’m amazed by how different and at the same time similar our cultures and minds are. Take pumpkins for example. Simple, round, orange vegetables. You guys turn them into horror masks... While we (among which French and perfect author Charles Perrault) imagined they could turn into a wonderful carosse that could also turn a poor damzel in distress into a glamourous princess… But we have this thing (among lots of others) in ...

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Be a French and perfect cook: Have your eggs “à la coque” !

My poor non-French people, How can you live without mouillettes in your life? If there's one thing I miss here in the US, it's ça. A simple slice of French and perfect bread, fresh, with butter. _Real butter, if I may. Not the whitish thing I see in most American restaurants. Come on my poor non French-people, what's the point of eating fat if it has no taste? How can it be so dull? Do you make it with bleached cows? So when I'm not ...

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Un bonjour de Lyon: Salad for you my friends!

My dear, poor, non French people, Ever thought there could be magic in a salad? I mean not in that terrible all-washed no-cheese no-croutons no-life "Iceberg" you've been looking at every day at noon, now that you've decided you are going to lose the few pounds that separate you from being "the real you" (or may I say, the real boring you?).   I'm talking vraie salade. I myself used to hate it. As a kid we would only eat salad after the entree, with a ...

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Be a tart, cook a quiche !

My poor non French people, It's Sunday here in LA, sun is shining as always, and the Catholic-raised that stays in me is of course feeling guilty: I'm having such a perfect Dimanche, I need to do something for the non perfect like you... So here is my Bonne Action : Share the recipe of the Quiche aux Courgettes parfaites with you. Look at her. She's as blond and Sexy as a (young) Catherine Deneuve. A pate brisée 4 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup Crema Mexicana or Creme ...