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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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Grilled Sardines and French Aioli

Written by on October 11, 2013 in Main Courses
Grilled Sardines and French Aioli

Aïoli is kind of a big deal. It is the garlicky elixir by which sparse leftovers are transformed into sumptuous feasts. Recipes are fiercely guarded and hotly contested. Kirsten MacKintosh shares an authentic French aïoli recipe from Colliuore in the south of France… Serves 4-5 20 fresh sardines, washed and gutted Olive oil, to coat the […]

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French roast chicken, salad and chickpeas recipe

Written by on September 12, 2013 in Main Courses
French roast chicken, salad and chickpeas recipe

Salade de Poulet rôti et pois chiches French markets are pure joy for the senses: the dairy stalls with their impressive varieties of cheeses, straight from the farm and one more tempting than the next; the butchers with their thick, rustic hams and sausages enticingly dangling from above; the rainbow displays of fruits and vegetables […]

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French Roast Chicken with French mashed potatoes

Written by on July 15, 2013 in Main Courses
French Roast Chicken with French mashed potatoes

  Golden French roast Chicken with raspberries and mashed potatoes with basil and olive oil (Filet de poulet doré aux framboises, écrasé de pommes de terre à l’huile d’olive et au basilica) is a typically French meal which you’d think might be quite a task to prepare – but you would be wrong! I learned […]

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French Summer Tomato Tart

Written by on June 8, 2013 in Main Courses with 0 Comments
French Summer Tomato Tart

After what seemed like an endless bout of bad weather for most of the country, the sun has finally decided to return. Hopefully, with the promise to have the summer compensate for the less-than-perfect spring we’ve had to endure. To me, warm weather and sunshine both equal ‘light and easy’. From the clothes I wear, […]

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