So this evening in France I cooked my first three course French meal with French ingredients in a French farmhouse on a French cooker with a French guest we drank French Wine and French aperitif oh and a London Gin & Tonic… eek!
I had a little help from my friends Rachel And Julia. You may remember Rachel, gorgeous dark-haired chick lived in a Paris Apartment wears clothes in the style from the 50’s so dresses and looks like a real woman. She cooked on her two ring cooker in her tiny kitchen for guests that waited on a long list to be seated in her two covers a night living room restaurant. Yes thats her Rachel Khoo. Remember her ? Well she suggested to me to cook;
Salade tiède de pommes de terre
et pommes avec des miettes de boudin noir
Beouf bourguignon avec des quenllese de baguettes
Served with some buttered steamed fine green beans and a few carrots and of course bread! It wouldnt be true French otherwise!!!
Poires Belle Hélène
I have to admit these are not my actual photos but those from the recipe book after all how odd would I have looked to my french guest Jean ( who looks remarkably like he could be Johhny Depp’s dad) if he had seen me pause for a photo shot after each course. I was going to take a photo of the empty plates again but then that wouldn’t get you salivating in quiet the same way. Go ahead google the names of each dish and see what they consist of, I already did the hard work shopping and cooking, if you want to try them then get looking 😉
The evening was very nice and great company as was the food even if I am telling you … I was pleasantly surprised.
Oh and the other help was Julia Childs – a must see DVD Julia & Julia then you will know who I mean.