Category: French

Salmon with Pernod

This quick and easy salmon recipe is a foray into French cuisine and starts with a day at the market for some fresh ingredients.  If you’ve ever had the chance to stroll through the...

Lyon Rhone

Beef Bourguignon Simplified

The classic “Beouf Bouguignon” was popularized outside of France in the 1960s by Julia Child in her best selling cookbook,  Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  It was re-discovered by Gen-Xers through the film Julie...

Roast Potatoes with Mirepoix

This dish makes a great side for roast beef or grilled lamb. Mirepoix is a popular flavour enhancer used in French cuisine. Normally, onion, carrot and celery are used but variations using other aromatic...

crepes with apple and pear

Sweet & Savory Crêpes

One of the things I remember most about by first visit to Quebec City was ordering crêpes from a street vendor. Once you chose your fillings and placed your order you watched and waited...

grenoble green bean salad

Grenoble Green Bean Salad

Served cool, this salad makes a nice side in the summer when the weather is just a little too hot for a steamy vegetable side.  This dish accompanied a grilled strip loin (New York)...

River Seine, Paris

Chicken Cordon Bleu

The term “cordon bleu” or blue ribbon (in English) is synonymous with a top merit in French cuisine. There is also a prestigious international school, Le Cordon Bleu, whose alumni include some of the...

Quiche Lorraine

For some people, quiche makes a hardy breakfast or the perfect brunch fare but for those who call the Alsace-Lorraine region along the French-German border home, quiche is rarely eaten for breakfast. While Alsatian...