Easy French Food Blog

Bonjour et bienvenue to my kitchen in France.

I will be sharing with you lots of fun information about French food as well as classic French recipes made easy for today's busy cook.

Good French cooking can be quite simple, especially if you always apply the most important rule: Enjoy your food! Enjoy selecting the very best ingredients, enjoy preparing and presenting them with care and attention, and finally, the most important, enjoy your meal!

Or as we say at our house,

Bon Appetit!


Jul 28, 2012

Storing Red Wine Sauce

Question: How many days ahead can I make a cabernet reduction wine sauce and can it be frozen? Thank you. Answer: Bonjour. Thanks for visiting EFF.

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Jul 11, 2012

Jam Making in Unlined Copper Pots

Dear Kim, I am thinking of purchasing a Copper Jam Pot, but because it is not widely used in North America, I am wondering about how to use it safely.

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Jul 9, 2012

Seasoning for Green Beans (Southern France)

QUESTION: My French mother-in-law used this on green beans, but I don't know what it was. It was a dark, hard block of something like a bouillon cube,

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Jun 21, 2012

Munster Cheese Quiche Recipe

Cheese quiche doesn't get any tastier than this! Full flavored French munster cheese melts beautifully into a creamy custard filling.

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May 13, 2012

Easy Tarte Flambée Recipe

This easy tarte flambée features bacon, cream, and onions spread on a baguette and topped with Gruyère cheese for a quick version of the classic Alsatian recipe, also known as flammekueche

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Apr 29, 2012

Almond Potato Croquettes Recipe - Pommes Amandine

Almond potato croquettes look great and taste great. Mashed potatoes mixed with almond meal and dredged in nuts before frying will make an elegant accompaniment to your favorite recipes.

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Apr 29, 2012

French Potato Recipes

Try one of these easy French potato recipes including scalloped potatoes, aligot mashed potatoes, tartiflette, leek soup, and hachis parmentier casserole.

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Apr 27, 2012

Sur le Menu en Provence

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This month's issue of La Marmite features Provencal specialties with recipes for tapenade, aioli, daube provencale, pissaldiere, pan bagnat, and more. Bring a taste of sunny south of France to your table with the easy recipes.

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Apr 26, 2012

Chocolate Olives

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Here is a fun trompe l'oeil (et la bouche!) maybe for your next cocktail party. They look just like an olive, but when you bite down you will find chocolate and praline. That ought to give your guests a little shock. Not sure if that is mean or fun - you'll have to decide.

You can find these and a lot of other fabulous French imports on QuelObjet.com. The items on this new website have all been carefully selected and are not the sort of thing you will find everywhere.


Apr 25, 2012

Celebrate Asparagus

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La fête de l'asperge takes place this this weekend, April 23 and 24, near the banks of the Gironde Estuary just north of Bordeaux. On the menu for this year's celebration you will find cooking demonstrations and classes as well as a cooking contest, all centered on the most precious of spring time vegetables, the asparagus.

Stop by for a taste of the giant asparagus omelet or enjoy one of the many other regional specialties that will be featured, including wine, cheese, chocolate, strawberries, salsify, jam, honey and the always irresistible pineau des Charentes.

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