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Roadtrips et autres histoires – Cake au maïs, comme à Caravan

By On July 28, 2011

[Roadtrips and other stories - A cornbread just like at Caravan] Sometimes, all I want is to put my warmest boots on, and escape to a place outside of time. I would… Read More

la-brioche
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PS. Une brioche avec un peu plus de beurre

By On July 24, 2011

[PS. A brioche with a tad more butter] London, sometime in April. I made a brioche. In five minutes; and five days. We woke up early to shape and proof the dough.… Read More

pancakes stack pola
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Ensemble, c’est tout – Pancakes tous simples

By On July 21, 2011

[Together, that's all - Very simple pancakes] It was a morning like no other. That day, we woke up to clouds around us. Some call it fog, but living in the clouds… Read More

bordier-butter
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On secrets and playing pretend – Hot chocolate tartine

By On July 16, 2011

I’ve been grazing at the sky lately. Sure it was from my bed, possibly half-asleep and not-just-half-deaf, but it was during day time. Or so I think. The clock said quarter to… Read More

scallion pancake
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On water and flour – Cong you bing or green onion pancakes

By On June 14, 2011

There is something about flour bond with water. Something that possibly goes back to those afternoons spent sat on the kitchen counter, watching my grand-mother making pâte brisée [shortcrust pastry], which I… Read More

profiteroles
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Skinny dipping – Double chocolate profiteroles

By On May 28, 2011

I haven’t been hanging out with my laptop much lately. You see, I’ve been sort of busy doing this. And some unexpected things. Of the good kind. Like a lunch at Mauro… Read More

chouquettes
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Comptine d’un autre été – Des chouquettes

By On May 25, 2011

[Lullaby from another summer - Sugar choux puffs] I could tell you how my dad would take me to the boulangerie after school, as I was smaller than the smallest tree of… Read More

drink me potion
les drinks

Drink me

By On May 22, 2011

Sundays in France are made for: mornings in the kitchen and afternoons in the garden. With a possible visit to the vide-grenier [garage sale] and a few drinks at a café. We… Read More

matcha green tea ice cream mochi
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Where the wild things are – Ice-cream mochi au thé matcha

By On May 19, 2011

[Matcha ice-cream mochi] Almost a year ago, a boy-friend – at times with a dash, most of the time, without – gave me two Japanese manuals. A textbook and a workbook. They… Read More

matcha
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Au menu, aujourd’hui – Le thé matcha

By On April 29, 2011

[On the menu today - Matcha green tea] On a summer day of two-thousand and five, I remember driving on those small roads in between Biot and Valbonne. With something old, something… Read More

brioche with jam
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Neige d’avril et petit-déjeuner au lit – Une brioche en cinq minutes

By On April 19, 2011

[On April snow and breakfast in bed - A five-minute brioche] When I mentioned the five-minute brioche, I forgot to say it’s more of a five-minute and five-day brioche. Five days where… Read More

cupcake
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Au menu aujourd’hui – Les (pas si) classiques de mon enfance

By On April 7, 2011

[On the menu today - The (not so) classics of my childhood] Childhood memories are – more often than not – strongly related to food. The slice of store-bought chocolate marble cake… Read More

rosehip rain
le marché

Eglantine

By On March 29, 2011

[Rosehip] No matter how hard I try, I can’t get over the fact it took me twenty-five years to realise that the églantine [rosehip] I use on a daily basis at the restaurant… Read More

piment
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On the slurping noises – Sweet chilli seafood ramen

By On March 24, 2011

Last Sunday, I finished working at six. Now depending on where your heart belongs, you might think: version one ‘What the heck where you doing at work on a Sunday?’ or version… Read More

orangette
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Almost wordless – Mandarine soup in a crisp dark chocolate tube

By On February 16, 2011

A mandarine soup that tastes better than bitting into the real fruit. The crunch of dark chocolate. I always seem to think I don’t like citrus and chocolate. But I do. And… Read More

rocket
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On the soft edge – Instant pizza sandwich

By On January 20, 2011

At times – when we’re too tired to eat and too hungry to sleep – only a slice of soggy pizza will do. And the microwave becomes our best friend as we’re… Read More

bitten doughnut
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Street lights happen to be just like moments – Doughnuts à la vanille

By On January 16, 2011

[Vanilla doughnuts] It’s been raining a lot these days. And the night has been falling late in the morning; leaving very few hours for the light to turn from golden to blue.… Read More

dawn
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Demain, déjà

By On January 5, 2011

[Tomorrow, already] Today, the city woke up as I was slowly falling asleep after a night made of flour, butter and water. Through the cab window, it felt like the time had… Read More