mercredi 27 avril 2011

Beef Bourguignon

You know what i think is missing to this blog? Meat. I'm a meat lover so i'm kinda ashamed that there is still no recipes whit it.
Another thing : from now on i will put the quantities also in lbs for US readers.

Beef Bourguignon (simple version)

Prep time : 15 min.
Cooking time : 60 min.

Ingredients (4 persons):

- 600g (1.3 lbs) beef cut into cubes
- 2 onions
- 500 ml red wine (Burgundy if possible)
- garlic
- 80g (0.2 lbs) thick-sliced bacon
- 30g (0.1 lbs) butter
- 2 bay leaves
- 200g (0.4 lbs) mushrooms
- 2 thyme sprigs
- 2 tablespoon flour
- pepper and salt

1) First, cut the bacon into 'lardons'.  Then, brown meat and bacon in butter in a pressure cooker.

2) Add finely sliced onions, mushrooms, thyme sprigs, bay leaves and garlic. Spinkle with flour and mix the whole.

3) Add the red wine, salt and pepper. Close the pressure cooker and let cook about 60 minutes.

lundi 25 avril 2011


Today, a wonderful dish from south of France : la Pissaladière.

Prep time : 45 min.

Ingredients (4~6 persons):

- 400g bread dough
- 1kg sliced onions
- 300g anchovies
- 15 black olives
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- chopped thyme
- chopped garlic
- pepper
- 5 tablespoon olive oil

1) Heat oil in a deep, large stove. Then add onions, thyme, garlic, pepper and sugar when oil is hot. You want onions to be tender and just golden. Don't put salt because of anchovies. 

2) Roll out the dough on a greased baking tray while you preheat oven to 220°C (420°F).

3) Spread filling over dough. Put olives and anchovies on top of that. Bake pissaladière until crust is cooked (crisp and golden). You can either serve it warm or cold.

mardi 29 mars 2011

French onion soup

A classic of French cuisine. This soup can be tasted at all time during the day, but is perfect the night, after a party.

Prep time: 25 min.
Cooking time: 30 min.

Ingredients (4 persons):

- 4 onions
- 50g butter
- 100g grated Swiss cheese
- 25cl white wine
- 1L beef stock
- 4 slices white bread
- salt
- pepper

1) Slice thinly the onion and melt them with butter in a pan on high heat. Add salt and pepper.

2) Add the white wine and beef stock to the onion and let them cook slowly during 30 minutes.

3) Verse the soup in 4 individual soup bowls and put the bread on top. Sprinkled the cheese on top of that.

4) Bring the bowls under the grill and wait for the cheese to be brown.

lundi 28 mars 2011

Spring Salad

Today, a fresh and colored salad for the beginning of spring.

Prep time : 15 min.

Ingredients (4 persons):
- 1 lettuce
- 2 chicken breast
- 1 cucumber
- a dozen cherry tomatoes
- 2 teaspoons vinegar
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoon mustard

1) Bisect tomatoes and slice the cucumber. Combine them with lettuce and chicken.

2) In a separate bowl, mix vinegar, oil, mustard, salt and pepper. Stir well with a teaspoon.
 Add the dressing to your salad and mix the whole.

You can also add nuts or/and croûtons.

dimanche 27 mars 2011

Swiss Fondue

Starting with one of my favorite : La Fondue.

Prep time : 30 min.

For 4 persons :
- 300g grated Swiss cheese
- 200g grated Gruyere cheese
- 2,25dl white wine (Valais)
- 3 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 clove garlic
- 1 nutmeg
- pepper
- 1 tablespoon Kirsch
- white bread 500g

1) Rub the fondue pot with garlic, add white wine and cornstarch. Bring to a boil over high heat.

2) Add cheese while stirring. When the mixture is homogeneous, add the Kirsch, pepper and nutmeg. Serve immediately with bread.

Simple but so delicious!


Hello everybody!

I'm a 21 yo good living Frenchman with a passion : cooking. In this blog i will post my favorite recipes and my advices to achieve them.

Bon appetit!