Thursday, September 12, 2013


Quenelles can be made with minced fish, chicken, meat or vegetables. This oval-shaped dumpling  is bound together with a cream paste.Usually served with a special cream sauce; Lyon is famous for their quenelles. 

Adapted from 
Raymond Blanc's Quenelles of Pike with Crayfish Sauce , I made this fish quenelles with butternut squash cream.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Petits gâteaux-Mont Blanc aux marrons 

Mont blanc chestnut cakes 

It is a dessert of puréed, sweetened chestnut cream over a meringue.The name comes from Mont Blanc, as it resembles the famous snow-capped mountain.


Petits Gâteaux-Macarons

Macarons are sweet meringue-based confection made mainly with eggs, icing sugar, granulated sugar and ground almond.

A spicy tomato-pepper side dish

Piperade is a spicy tomato-pepper side dish from the Basque region of France.
I used it as a garnish to my grilled fish. 
It is a simple sauté put together with red,yellow and green peppers, onions,tomatoes,ham, and a spicy paprika known as piment d’Espelette.