Marcela’s lemon and wholegrain mustard cod

I discovered Iceland during the summer 2016, the fire and ice land where nature is salvage and strong. During our trip, we slept at Marcela’s in Reyðarfjörður, a fjord on the East coast of Iceland. Marcela was very welcoming. She is Continue reading

Ultimate silky bay leaf crème brûlée

To create this dessert, I used my friend and pastry chef Gilles Bajolles‘ crème brûlée recipe which is so silky and creamy. And I infused some bay leaves in the cream like the chef Florent Ladeyn: I tasted his wonderful Flemish Continue reading

Chapon chocolate mousse

This is a delicious, fluffy and light chocolate mousse recipe. It seems like eating a cloud! It’s Patrice Chapon‘s recipe, famous for his chocolate mousse bar in Paris, with chocolate from Peru, Equator, Madagascar, Venezuela… I made this recipe with Continue reading

Steamed foie gras with Armagnac and Calvados

I tried to steam some foie gras and the result is amazing. The foie gras is perfectly cooked, with few “yellow fat”. I left it to marinate with Armagnac (French kind of brandy) and Calvados (apple French brandy), a perfect Continue reading

Crêpe Suzette

I met the Crêpe Suzette quite recently actually. It was in these classic Parisian brasseries, after having a big plate of sea food in a very elegant but noisy Belle Epoque style atmosphere: le Dôme, la Coupole, Mollard, le Vaudeville, Bofinger… Continue reading

Pecan pie

I got this recipe from a bakery I worked in for a while. It’s a very good caramel recipe, perfect with nuts. You will love baking this pecan pie for Thanksgiving and it is just great for tea time. If Continue reading

Savoyard fondue

Ah Savoyard fondue! Cheese, wine and bread. Everything French people could kill for! Fondue is something you share, it’s warmth, it’s comfort food, it’s joy and happiness together. As I was on a weekend with some friends in Savoy, I Continue reading

Horn of plenty mushrooms with rabbit

That black freaky mushroom is just so delicious and fragrant, perfect in sauce with meat. Here’s a dish my mother has been doing for years in autumn, after our mushroom pickings in the forest. It’s very easy to make, tasty Continue reading

Pompadour potatoes, recipe from Le Dôme restaurant in Paris

Do you know that classy Parisian “brasserie”, boulevard du Montparnasse, named “Le Dôme” ? I tasted some great Saint-Pierre fish in this restaurant, that came with these famous Pompadour potatoes. This side dish was absolutely perfect with the delicate and Continue reading