Breakfast Of Champions # 45 – Pan Perdu (Arme Ritter) (French Toast)

> > If  there is one dish made of stale bread that is served just about anywhere in the world it is Pan Perdu, also known as: Germany (arme ritter), England (poor knights of windsor), USA and Kanada (french toast), France (pain perdu), Russia (grenki), Spain (torrijas), Finnland (köyhät ritarit), Hungary (bundás kenyér), Turkey (ekmek balığı) Holland (wentelteefje), Austria(pavesen), Portugal (rabanadas). […]

Breakfast Of Champions # 20 – Mascarpone And Banana Filled French Toast, Caramelized Pomello

> > Usually,  sweet stuff for breakfast is not my thing, but today felt so different in many way’s that I thought what the heck! Why not try something different this morning. So I made this great breakfast of french toast with vanilla, cinnamon, sugar, banana and mascarpone, a bowl of strawberry yogurt, chilled chocolate […]

Food Glossary & Classic French Garnishes

> > > > 1) English/French Food Glossary 2) Classic French Garnishes / Descriptions —————————————————————— 1 English/French Food Glossary > ? A À emporter (adj) to go (as opposed to sur place, for here). À l’ancienne old-fashioned, as in une baguette à l’ancienne. À point (adj) medium rare. Abats (m. pl.) offal. Abricot (m) apricot. Addition (f) check/bill. Agneau (m) lamb. Agrume (m) citrus. Aiguillette (f) in a bird (mostly […]

Soupe A L’Oignon Au Crème (Creamy French Onion Soup)

> > If  you think that french onion soup is one of the best soups in the world you are undoubtedly right. But did you ever eat its lesser known cousin, creamy french onion soup? Once you do, you’ll probably be hard pressed to decide which version is the better one, the more famous gratinated clear […]

Easy Does It # 35 – Torrejas

> Like most groups of lovers of traditional, old and beloved dishes, Torrejas have their fans divided into two main parts: on one side of the fence you’ll find the traditionalist’s, who don’t want to change a thing and believe that only the original recipe and ingredients are worthy of  their love, and, on the other side […]

Fried Chicken&Boursin Sandwich

A great sandwich can be a wonderful dish. Put a few good ingredients together, add some love and voilà, a quick and most satisfying meal can be on the table in minutes, without breaking the bank. And yet, so many folks at home and in restaurants manage to screw up this simple task. Substandard ingredients, lack […]

Torta De Camarones (Lonche) (Mexican Shrimp Sandwich)

> > While  in most parts of the world and in many languages “Torta” or “Torte” is generally understood to be a sweet concoction, it can also describe a sandwich, made with flatbread or a leavened bread, depending on the country/region of origin. > > Wiki excerpt: “Mexican Sandwich In Mexico, a torta is a kind of sandwich, […]

Hans’ Pastrami & Sauerkraut On Chiabata

> > Here  you see  the  lunch I enjoyed today, which must be one of the most satisfying sandwiches I have ever prepared  (Or maybe I was just very hungry). In any case, I had these ingredients at home and just put together what I found in the fridge and in the larder. However, in […]

Old Fashioned Shrimp Roll

“ “ After being sick as a dog for the past few day’s, today I can at least walk again without fear of falling on my behind because my legs could not hold me up. So, as any sane person would do, the first thing to do was to prep a meal that would make […]

“Choripán Mariposa”

> > South America’s culinary addition to the world of sandwiches, the Choripán, is without a doubt one of the oldest (ever since there was bread and sausage) and definitely one of the best. No fuzz, just hearty, tasty, rustic goodyness. Here is my version of this simple, great dish. Instead of a roll I used baguette […]