Posts Tagged ‘French Food At Home’

Know Your Sauces: Béchamel

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This is the time of year when everyone seems to be on a diet, but it also happens to be freezing outside and carrot sticks just don’t cut it. We want comfort food and one sauce that features in some delicious comfort food is béchamel. Now béchamel is not exactly low in calories, but when it is time for an indulgence, it’s nice to be able to whip up this classic sauce, enjoyed by the Medicis and the courts of Louis XIV,  in only a few minutes. Continue »



Dinner with Laura Calder

What do you look for in a cookbook? If you’re like me, you want a collection of recipes that reflect a consistent theme, are not overly intimidating, instructions that are direct- inspiring a feeling of confidence- and yet still challenge. The narrative has to be approachable and entertaining, setting a tone that makes you wish you could spend some time with the author, cooking in the kitchen, sharing some stories over a glass of wine while preparing something delicious. Above all, the cookbook should make you want to cook, eat, and share your efforts with people you love. Continue »