I like wrapping, rolling, packaging food – it brings love and elegance to your table. Here, beetroot leaves make a perfect coating for fish fillets topped with mushroom duxelles. Just excellent!
The street markets in Paris will ruin me sooner or later, financially. But this morning, I couldn’t resist to a perfect daurade that I turned into a simple and noble French dish.
I often think about how privileged France as a culinary country is. The two oceans alone – the Mediterranean to the South, the Atlantic to the West – are an endless source for excellent ingredients. I just prepared some excellent palourdes, hard clams.
I confess that I’ve spent half of Holy Friday cooking. I actually don’t know whether that’s considered a sin by our Christian authorities (I guess so). To defend myself, I would argue that it was all about fish. I even created an original dish of my own!
…require substantial investments, unfortunately, but then there are hardly meals more satisfying, more festive, more splendid. In Paris, you’ll go Rive Gauche to hunt down your perfect, wild seafood and sooner or later you’ll end up buying your fish and shellfish at Poissonnerie du Dome close to Tour Montparnasse where they sell fare that is normally reserved to the best restaurants in town. Over the weekend I had such a feast, consisting of a giant spider crab, oysters and the […]
Just in case that you have missed it: the fishing season for scallops has been opened officially this week – since Monday the yellow-coated heroes are out on the sea for you in Normandy, in Brittany to get aboard what the French so nicely call coquilles St. Jacques. For the fishermen, scallops mean pure money. In Normandy, a fishermen told me recently, that the precious shellfish makes almost 60 percent of his yearly income. For us consumers, scallops stand for pure, […]