My Weekend In a French Kitchen cooking group has been hard at work posting all of August’s recipes, while I’ve been hard at work getting my little events business off the ground. Thankfully I had my first event yesterday and … Continue reading
Gang. These are ah.maze.ing. They were a wonderful collaboration between me and my mom. The little Buggy and I went to her house for lunch, towing along the dough for the crust, a bunch of currants, and some special jelly. … Continue reading
We definitely expected something different out of this recipe before we made it, but I really liked how it turned out. It was a big hit with all four of us, between us and my parents Perk: this recipe can be … Continue reading
We had such a lovely dinner one night with Mom and Daddy over at our place, and this was our grand finale. Does it get better than my mom’s photos?? I think not. I learned something that day…I learned that … Continue reading
Wow, what a delicious recipe! This reminds me of a dish we grew up with that my mom would make in the dead of summer with just a few tomatoes, garlic, pine nuts, and angel hair pasta. It’s on her blog, … Continue reading
Okay, so this one was an adventure. Post-recipe-endeavor research tells me that a langoustine is basically a mini lobster. Which, just to be clear, is not the same as a prawn. However, since langoustines aren’t terribly common on my continent, … Continue reading
I’m gonna be honest: I was nervous about this one. First of all, I’ve never had a great relationship with chilled soups. I’m just kinda wary of them…like…blonde Asians. Absolutely nothing wrong with it in actuality, just not really sure … Continue reading
Guys…completely without the use of hyperbole…I’ve made this salad six times in the past month. And since it takes like no ingredients, that’s easy to do. I will use this opportunity to plug Mimi’s cookbook because 1) it’s gorgeous, and … Continue reading
Mom and I made this recipe together and we took some minor liberty with it. Mostly with the main component of the dish. As in, we didn’t use it. You know, that stuff is kinda pricy! And Mom had eaten … Continue reading
Guys. I’ve lost my mind.
Evidence: I’ve started a three-year project that I’m 25% in charge of.
Wait…I already did that when we bought our house. Except I’m 50% in charge of that.
Then…I did it again when we had a baby. Except that’s a 39372847923 year project that I’m 100% in charge of.
Huh. Turns out I’m not as crazy as I thought. Or am I? Never mind. That’s probably a question for a professional.
(Grammar note: Dangling prepositions. About twenty-three Diane Chambers lines just came to mind.)
ANYWAY. This is definitely going to be the most gastronomically satisfying project of the three, because, along with my mom and two of our lovely foodie friends, I’m going to be cooking through not one, but two French cookbooks. One recipe a week out of each until every single recipe has been cooked. Each weekend we’ll each be posting on our blogs about the dishes that were assigned for that week, so tune in here to see the goodies going down at our house.
More than that though, we’re looking for other home cooks to join us! You know you want to. Because French food is best food. We’re going through Daniel Boulud & Dorie Greenspan’s Cafe Boulud Cookbook and Mimi Thorisson’s A Kitchen In France: A Year of Cooking in My Farmhouse (please explain to me what about that doesn’t sound utterly idyllic and enviable). These are gorgeous cookbooks that thoroughly celebrate seasonal ingredients, the joy of cooking, and French tradition. I’m coming up with the recipe schedule, so I’ve been up to my elbows in these books and I can confidently say that there’s something for everyone!
Head over to our site, check it out (then FAQs page is super helpful), then click the “join” tab to cook along with us.
This is going to be seriously delicious. You should come along.
While you’re at it, go check out the other ladies blogs too! They’re the Three French Hens and I’m their Chickadee 🙂
Also, we’re having a giveaway! Enter to win one of three sets of BOTH cookbooks! That’s huge guys. Huge. I’m still working on getting that part linked to my blog, so be sure to enter it over at Alice, Christy, or Tammy’s blogs!
Note: The photo at the top is of the authors Daniel Boulud and Mimi Thorisson. Not our two foodie friends. If M. Boulud and Mdm. Thorisson were my foodie friends, I think I’d just lose it and die.