Pan-Fried Giant Butter Beans, Mushrooms and Spinach

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Hello everyone and happy belated Valentine’s day! These past few weeks have been a little crazy for me (more details to come in future posts), but I should be back to a regular posting schedule this week. Yay!

The “Food” section on the New York Times has to be one of my favorite free-time reads. I read it all: the recipes, the restaurant reviews, the random opinion pieces… you name it, I probably read it! Not only is it well-written, but it can also be surprisingly interesting. I mean, I’ve learned about so many random things ranging from traditions and ingredients, all the way to chefs and hottest trends. Most recently, I stumbled upon a fun little article about Marcella Hazan’s favorite beans. I told you… random. But I still read it! Continue reading “Pan-Fried Giant Butter Beans, Mushrooms and Spinach”

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Farewell to Fall Spaghetti Squash with Fried Egg and Mushrooms

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Right before Thanksgiving, my class was fortunate enough to host the Canal House cooks for the afternoon. Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton form the duo that produces the Canal House Cooking books. These two women create the recipes, cook for, photograph, and publish their own “magazine” three times a year. While their cooking has European undertones, an American heritage influences most of their recipes.

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Passion Project: Butter-Basted Ribeye with Caramelized Mushrooms and Blistered Shishito Peppers

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Butter. Basted. Ribeye. How much better can it get?

For this second beef recipe, I went with one of the most classic cuts: ribeye. In France, you can be pretty sure that almost any local bistro will feature it on their menu. In the most typical fashion, it is served with French fries and called “entrecôte frites”. I guarantee you that’s a dish you’ll want to order if you find yourself in France one day. Continue reading “Passion Project: Butter-Basted Ribeye with Caramelized Mushrooms and Blistered Shishito Peppers”

Spicy Soba Noodle Soup

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Hi everyone! I am so excited to announce that I was nominated by Kale Studios for the Versatile Blogger Awards. On her blog you’ll find lifestyle advice, food for thought and yummy recipes. As required by the award, here are 7 facts about myself.

1. I am French, duh…
2. I have a ridiculously good memory when it comes to lyrics (and a terrible one otherwise).
3. I have over 66,100 views on one of my stopmotion videos (http://youtu.be/BCtoxM77jLo).
4. I have a not so secret obsession with Taylor Swift. Guilty.
5. Breakfast is my favorite meal by far.
6. I would pick hot water with lemon and honey over cough syrup anyday! (this is relevant because I have a cold right now…)
7. I hope that one day I will open my own restaurant/cafe.

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Quattro-Mushrooms Risotto

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I don’t know about you, but we’re freezing here in Philly! I mean, quite literally, as ice puddles took over the streets. With the temperature dropping to new lows, nothing screams warmth and comfort like a big bowl of delicious mushroom risotto! I’m serious. I just got home from a long day of classes and as my fingers partly defrost (while typing these very words), the only thing that keeps me going is the delicious risotto-perfume emanating from my kitchen. And not just any kind of risotto, but a mushroom risotto to the power of 4! Continue reading “Quattro-Mushrooms Risotto”