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Traditional French Aligot recipe

Written by on September 24, 2014 in Main Courses
Traditional French Aligot recipe

Flavours of the Aveyron… Having been privileged to meet one of France’s top (3 Michelin stars) chefs, Michel Bras, I was curious to know more about the two dishes which he said for him, summed up the essence of the Aveyron. Aligot and Flaune are his choices… Classic French Aligot recipe Aligot is a dish […]

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Goats Cheese Quiche with Summer Vegetable and Herbs

Written by on May 26, 2014 in Main Courses
Goats Cheese Quiche with  Summer Vegetable and Herbs

  French chef Daniel Galmiche of The Vineyard shares this wonderful goats cheese quiche recipe with us and if you’ve never had goat’s cheese quiche before then you are in for a real treat! We asked Chef Galmiche why goats cheese instead of the normal cows cheese? “This quiche says summer to me – the […]

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Smoked Duck breast and Lentils with Lavender

Written by on May 26, 2014 in Main Courses
Smoked Duck breast and Lentils with Lavender

French Chef Daniel Galmiche who runs the Michelin-starred The Vineyard in the UK shares this wonderful French smoked duck breast recipe with us. Simple to make, impressive to see and utterly scrumptious the chef says “You can hot-smoke your duck at home or use a cold-smoked, air-dried duck, sliced and served as a salad with […]

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Barley Risotto with mushrooms and truffles

Written by on April 23, 2014 in Main Courses
Barley Risotto with mushrooms and truffles

This recipe for barley risotto with mushrooms, truffles and truffle oil is from the truffle hunters at Les Pastras who run fabulous truffle hunt tours in Provence and say this dish has great flavour and really lets the truffles shine! Ingredients for 4 people: 40 grams fresh truffle 1 tsp. truffle oil 4-6 tbsp. butter […]

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French Summer Cassoulet Salad with Confit Duck Legs

Written by on March 19, 2014 in Main Courses
French Summer Cassoulet Salad with Confit Duck Legs

Cassoulet salade d’été avec confit de canard – a summer cassoulet salad with preserved duck: The perfect summer lunch for a warm day – a very french salad with confit duck legs that looks and tastes delicious from food writer Karen S Burns-Booth of Lavender and Lovage. Confit is an ancient practice fostered in France as […]

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Hachis Parmentier – a French meat and potato pie

Written by on January 23, 2014 in Main Courses
Hachis Parmentier – a French meat and potato pie

If you haven’t encountered it before, Hachis Parmentier is a French meat and potato pie – like a posh shepherd’s pie but of course being French, it’s made with sensational ingredients and constructed with panache (and no shepherds!). The dish is named after Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, a French pharmacist, nutritionist and inventor who was instrumental in the promotion of the […]

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Raymond Blanc Christmas menu Ham Hock Terrine with Soused Vegetables

Written by on November 29, 2013 in Celebrity Chefs, Main Courses
Raymond Blanc Christmas menu Ham Hock Terrine with Soused Vegetables

Raymond Blanc is one of Britain’s most respected and popular TV chefs and the UK’s favourite French man. We asked him what would be on a Raymond Blanc Christmas menu? Here he share’s a fabulous ham hock terrine with soused vegetables recipe – perfect for a Christmas buffet! Make it a few days in advance […]

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Michel Roux’s Authentic Croque Monsieur Recipe

Written by on November 19, 2013 in Main Courses
Michel Roux’s Authentic Croque Monsieur Recipe

A croque monsieur is essentially a toasted ham and cheese sandwich but we promise you, when you make it the master chef’s way it is no ordinary toasted sandwich. Authentic, fabulous, simple to make this is a real French croque monsieur that will taste so French you’ll want to make it again and again! Chef […]

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Sarlat Potatoes | Pommes de Terres Sarladaises

Written by on November 13, 2013 in Main Courses
Sarlat Potatoes | Pommes de Terres Sarladaises

If you go anywhere in the Dordogne area of southern France you can be sure that you will be served this fabulous potato dish as an accompaniment to meat dishes and salads. Hearty, wholesome and absolutely scrumptious. Sarlat potatoes or pomme de terres Sarladaises is easy for you to make at home and recreate a […]

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Rachel Khoo’s Roast red wine chicken recipe

Written by on October 21, 2013 in Main Courses
Rachel Khoo’s Roast red wine chicken recipe

Rachel Khoo has a fabulous knack of taking great French recipes and making them simple for everyone to make the most delicious, authentically French dishes like this Poulet rôti au vin rouge – roast red wine chicken recipe from her new book My Little French Kitchen… Rachel’s petits conseils – tips “Buying a whole chicken […]

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