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apple cake
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But we had us – Un gâteau aux pommes et au cidre, un peu comme une tarte tatin

By On January 7, 2013

[A cider and apple cake, not unlike a tatin tart] There was that night made of champagne, flickering candles, crisps and smoked salmon sandwiches, the last of the foie gras smothered onto… Read More

parsnip ic
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Pure morning – Burnt honey, vanilla, and parsnip ice-cream

By On September 27, 2012

It’s the light, a cold blue grey. It’s the window, adorned with pearls. It’s the wind, carrying the scent of moss and ocean. And just like you don’t even have to think… Read More

cooking is an endless quest for perfection
in the kitchen

Note #1 – On cooking and perfection

By On September 22, 2012

"Cooking is an endless quest for perfection; it is at the same time never reached and always there." — Julien Vaché

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gnocchi
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On days, like a merry-go-round – Butter pan-fried gnocchi with ketchup

By On August 20, 2012

Some days are ok. Others are grand. I remember that day when we felt like we owned the world. Kissing at every street corner and not even noticing the happy dance snowflakes… Read More

basil pdf
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She fell in love with… #5

By On August 19, 2012

Guys, it’s eight pm. And I’m sitting in my bed. Looking at the sun playing hide-and-seek through the City. Perhaps, I took a picture with my phone. And one with my minolta… Read More

greek iced coffee
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Summertime coldness – Café frappé, comme en Grèce

By On July 31, 2012

[Iced coffee, just like in Greece] There is this nice place a few footsteps away from Knightsbridge. It has a counter made of salads – more beautiful one than the other –… Read More

yogi-tea-cake
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From me to you, Gaïa – Cake de voyage au yogi tea

By On June 29, 2012

[Yogi tea journey cake] It was the end of autumn and my days were spent on a farm, milking goats and making cheese. I met her. She had a name from the… Read More

strawberries-and-coriander
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Flavour combination #1 – Strawberries and coriander

By On June 28, 2012

This morning, I went around the garden. And ate a strawberry. Then I saw the coriander in full bloom and had a leaf. And bang! Strawberries and coriander is such a darling… Read More

coconut-water
la cuisine

You’re my favourite flavour – Summer 2012 edition

By On June 26, 2012

One. Coconut water. Feel the heat. A heat like you’ve never felt it before. Or at least you’ve forgotten. Yes, at times, it is pointless to try and remember things that can… Read More

apricot tart
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Un dîner d’été – Tarte à l’abricot et à la pistache

By On June 23, 2012

[A midsummer dinner – Apricot and pistachio tart] I had a pâton of pâte sucrée in the fridge. And a little bag of roasted pistachios a friend brought back from Lebanon. And… Read More

techniques
la pâtisserie

How to become a pastry chef? – The checklist

By On June 19, 2012

Being a pastry chef is most possibly the best decision I’ve ever taken. Everyday, I have no words to describe the bliss I feel when I’m busy making things. Yes, making. With… Read More

apricots large
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Les abricots

By On June 19, 2012

Yesterday, we found a basket on our fence. The third this week. It’s made of osier and hung by a metal hook. Inside, we could see apricots. And at times, cherries. Most… Read More

custard-cornbread-molly
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All mornings should be like this – Custard-filled cornbread

By On June 8, 2012

Yesterday, two am. Tonight, we ate al fresco. In our garden. Who said you’re not allowed to play make-believe anymore? I made dessert. One strawberry tart, only it’s so much more. Black… Read More

ingredients
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Réussir le fondant pâtissier blanc, pas à pas – Mastering white pâtissier fondant, step by step

By On May 29, 2012

One of the first things you see through a boulangerie-pâtisserie window in France is a herd of glazed éclairs and choux. Pretty in pink, brown, white, and more often than not, green… Read More

confiture concombre
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Comme la rosée des matins d’été – Confiture de concombre à la vanille

By On May 24, 2012

[Not unlike summer morning dew – Cucumber and vanilla jam] I walked in mud and bought some vintage tupperwares at a vide-grenier. I saw waves bigger than life. I felt them too.… Read More

madeleines
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Surprise, surprise – Madeleines aux framboises

By On May 19, 2012

[Raspberry madeleines] This morning, the sky turned black, of the bruised kind. And then, clouds started to grumble, roar really. For minutes. And before we knew it – {insert French accent here}… Read More

scones
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Not unlike living in cotton – Scones, scones, scones…

By On May 10, 2012

So it seems I’ve told you I’d see you soon with tips for the perfect scones. Apparently, soon can hold different meanings. A birthday to the sound of drum n’ bass, and… Read More

root-veg
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On clouds blanketing everything we see – Roast chicken and root vegs

By On May 4, 2012

An hour ago, I took a whole – 1,5kg kind of whole – chicken out from the oven. Just for myself. You see it started this morning when I first opened my… Read More