Category: France

Breadbasket, Breakfast/Brunch, Cooking Techniques, Culinary world trip, France, Special occasions, Tutorials, Yeast breads

Mastering the Art of French Bread Baking. Part 1. Boule.

It is quite amazing how the French create a variety of breads with only flour, yeast, water and their famous art of folding and shaping – called „le faconnage“  – which gives each bread its unique texture and taste. My basic recipe for a traditional French bread is very easy to make. If you want […]

France, Vegetables

Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a Mediterranean vegetable stew from the southern region of Provence in France. The secret to a perfect ratatouille is sun-ripened vegetables, good quality olive oil with a rich and robust flavor and plenty of time.  

Breadbasket, Breakfast/Brunch, Cooking Techniques, France, Other breads, Special occasions, Sweet breads, Tutorials, Yeast breads

Brioche à Tête (Brioche Parisienne)

The French name: brioche à tête refers to its shape (tête means head). The classic brioche is baked in a traditional round, fluted mold with a small “head” on top.  It’s often simply called Brioche Parisienne. For best results please use European style butter, like Plugrá, Finlandia or Kerrygold.    

Culinary world trip, Dinner Party, France, Meats, Special occasions

Aurélie Bastian’s Boeuf Bourguignon​

Aurélie Bastian is a French expat living in Germany. She is a very successful food blogger, entrepreneur and writer. In her cooking show, airing on German TV, she explains in perfect German with a touch of French accent how to master the art of French cooking. This recipe is Aurélie’s, very sophisticated, version of the world […]