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When life gives you apple, drink cider!

My poor non French people There are days like this when everything fails and you just think you suck and everybody is perfect except you. Last time I had one of these beautiful days, I made this video... Last minute recipe and survivors guide: Apple flowers in 10 minutes   And remember: it's not worth trying to be perfect... perfection is so boring! Bon appétit les amis!  

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Log on to a French Christmas! Make a Bûche de Noël!

My poor non French people, What does your Christmas look like? Are you cooking like crazy, or shopping like a mad person, or both? Relax! Have a Cognac! I have Noël all figured out for you. Presents? Just buy my book, the Everything Easy French Cookbook for everybody in the family! It has just been made available on amazon, and can be shipped right on time... Cooking? Just prepare an easy and very traditional French Christmas Dessert : bûche de Noël! Bûche de Noël This cake really means ...

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Spread the Holiday Fun with Crème de marrons!

My poor non-French people, The holidays are here, and you are already kind of depressed because you don't know what to buy to whom (plus, you don't have the money for it!) and you're not really sure you'll have a great time at your Grand Aunts's boring Xmas dinner (nor at your office alcohol free and desperate coworkers Holiday party). Don't! Rejoice! French and parfait is here to cheer you up with the French and perfect comfort food de Noël: crème ...

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Don’t hide your joy! Disguise your fruits!

My poor non-French people, How did you like Christmas holidays when you were a kid? I'm not talking about the big 25th, presents, Santa, midnight mass and tralala, but about all the long days and hours before that... My memories are full of excitement, excitement and excitement... And food too... I can still see my grand mother prepping for her village-famous bûche de Noël, my mom ordering foie gras... And us kids (my brother, my cousins, and many other friends) excited excited excited ...

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Time for cocoa! Black truffles very very choco!

My dear, poor, non French people, Let me tell you right now. My name is Cécile, and I'm a chocolataholic. Always was, always will. It's a family illness that was transmitted by my poor father, who is still to this day obsessed with chocolat (and drinking hot cocoa every morning). When my brother and I were kids (and perfect!), he even had to hide his own tablettes de chocolats (chocolate bars) to make sure we would'nt eat them. (and when he moved out, 10 years ...

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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 ...