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Oh Mon Porc!!! Why Rillettes are the Best

My dear, poor, non-French people, If there's anything you have to learn from me and about French food, it's this beautiful French saying: "Tout est bon dans le cochon". Yes, everything is good in the pig (and I'm talking about the animal, right, not these filthy disgusting persons who are often sadly compared to this beautiful and generous animal)... Most recipes coming from parts of this animal are simply delicious, and as the saying says, every part of the pork is good to ...

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Bake basque and feel better! Gâteau basque

My poor non French people, Are you one of these strange persons who always fantasize about going back to their childhood, "back to the future" way? I thought I wasn't. I'm actually living with someone who is part of this weird crowd, obsessed by buying toys you had when you were a kid, or the smell of a perfume that's "exactly as this particular glue I used at kindergarten". I don't consider myself nostalgic of the past, I will never say ...

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Better than pizza: Pissaladière!

My poor non-French people, Non non non, I swear! Summer is not over! At least not here, in California, where the wonderful weather is now getting kind of scary: after four years here, I must admit that I am now nostalgic with the fall and the winter season in Paris. It's strange to live under an almost constant fine weather. Time passes strangely, there are no markers... Apart from one sad one: the day the tomato disappear. I mean the real tomato. ...

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Be as deep as a Frenchie! Try this French & perfect dip!

My poor non-French people, Je sais je sais je sais... I know. It's been way too long since I last wrote you. "Pas de nouvelle, bonne nouvelle" as my French and perfect friends would say ? No news, good news? Well actually, yes! I've had two big treats on my cooking lists these last months : 300 recipes to write for my first cookbook AND a little croissant in the oven! I sent the last page of the book one hour before going to ...

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Simple et parfait: Enjoy patates sautées!

My  poor non-French people, I hope you have la frite. Yes, the fry. Or the French fry. Or the freedom fry. In either case, when you're French and perfect, it's always better to have it. La frite. Or la pêche. The peach. It doesn't mean that French and perfect women like me never leave without a frie or a peach in their purse (although it might sometimes be useful), but both sentences mean that you have plenty of energy and joie de vivre for the day. But anyhow, all this ...

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Be fine in your finances! Make some Financiers!

My dear, poor, non-French people, No chichi between us : I won't put on airs, and tell you the truth just as it is... The sentence you will hear the most in any French conversation right now is not "qu'est ce qu'on mange" (what are we having for lunch) or "où est mon carré Hermes?" (where is my Hermes scarf)... Ok, it might be "qu'est ce qu'on mange", because yes, we French and perfect people are a little obsessed with food, and always will. But ...

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Boeuf Bourguignon les amis!

My poor non-French people, It's my pleasure to share with you the new French and Parfait recipe... Boeuf Bourguignon! Hope you'll like it beaucoup beaucoup! Ingredients 1 onion 1 pound beef roast or oxtail or beef cheeks (or all) 4 oz lardons (sliced bacon) 2 carrots, 1 turnip, 2 parsnips AND A BOTTLE OF RED WINE ! What to do... Stir the onion and the lardons, and add the beef Make sure all the cubes brown on each side Then add the wine Salt, pepper, some Laurel… Put on sim for at least 3 hours…   Et ...

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Remembrance of recipes past… Pain d’épice

My dear, poor, non French people, Remember the good old time when you spent hours next to the mailbox (the real one, not you average hotmail-yahoo-gmail electronic version) waiting for a letter of your dear chéri? And then reading it again and again trying to figure out what he actually meant by "I like soccer and you too"? Where are all those letters now? I wonder how kids today will have a reminder of their first love letters... That's what I thought a few ...

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Don’t be Crude ! Eat your Crudités

My poor non French people, It's with deep sadness that I must announce you that once again, you American people have it all wrong about food. Non, the Raw diet is not a Californian invention. It was discovered centuries ago by us, the Français. Eh oui ! That's what we call les Crudités. A proper lunch in a French and perfect household could never happen unless Crudités are first served. It's usually based on fresh vegetables and amazing vinaigrette.  The best example is the carottes râpées.   6 carrots 1 ...

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RA-TA-TOUILLE

My poor non French people, On this hot and summery day in California, let me save you again with this gorgeous and healthy and (almost) vegan classic : la Ratatouille. RA-TA-TOUILLE Non, you don't have to be a rat chef from Hollywood to master it... It's actually one of the easiest dish to do. Even men cuisine it sometimes, alors...   4 zucchinis 1 Bell pepper 1 eggplant 1 can diced peeled tomatoes 7 ounces of bacon 1 onion 1 garlic clove, salt and pepper I was given the secret of the Parfaite ...