• Country Soup

    Here is my Country Soup recipe, a comfort food meal for the whole family on colds days. Easy to prepare, you can also make it Vegan by removing the bacon strips and using Maggi Liquid seasonning instead of chicken stock. Ingredients for 2 people: 2 potatoes 2 carrots 1 onion 7 oz lardon 1 chicken stock cube 4 cups water black pepper Recipe: Cut the potatoes and carrots in small cubes and chop the onion. Place a sauce pan on the burner at medium temperature with the lardons. When it begins to cook, add the vegetables and let brown mixing with a spoon regularly. When they have a nice color,…

  • Where to eat in Amsterdam?

    Looking for a place to eat in Amsterdam? This is my 10 favorite places to eat and drink all day long in Netherlands’ capital city! I have been lucky to travel there this January and I can tell you that this is probably one of the best cities for foodies! Many cool places to eat or drink all day long, nice and friendly people, good food and a lot of choice for every taste… Park Café: Park Café, is Hotel Arena’s bar and restaurant (where I was staying) and is open to everyone, even if you are not staying at the hotel. The menu is simple but delicious and I…

  • Food Series

    After my Food Movies list, here is the one for my favorite Food Series! On Netflix: Chef’s Table: Chef’s Table France: Somebody Feed Phil: The Chef Show: Street Food: On Youtube: Food Busker: Pop Sugar Food: Food Insider: Jamie Oliver:

  • Créole Lentils

    If you want to cook lentils in a tasty way, think about the créole style. Usually made with sausages, I prefer to use bacon strips for a finest texture. Here is my recipe for a cosy spicy meal to have all year long… Ingredients for 2 people: 28 oz lentils 5 oz bacon strips 1 onion 1 tablesspoon Maggi liquid seasoning 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon thym 1 teaspoon allspice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove) Recipe: Place a sauce pan on the burner at medium-high temperature and cook your bacon strips. Add paprika and mix. Chop the onion and add it to the bacon. Let cook until…

  • Amarettis

    Amarettis biscuits are Italian and perfect for breakfast or afternoon tea party. You can also use them with an expresso in the end of your meal. Ingredients for 40 biscuits: 3 egg whites 10.5 oz almond powder 7 oz icing sugar 1 teaspoon bitter almond extract Recipe: Preheat the oven at 375°F. Place a baking paper on a drip pan. Mix all the ingredients by hand in a big bowl, the dough has to be moist. Form small flattened balls (walnut size) in your hands and place them on the drip pan. Place in the oven and cook for 8-10 minutes until the borders are colored. Remove from the oven…

  • Apple Pie

    Autumn equals apple season! So many ways to cook them, salted or sweet and one of my favorite recipe is my husband’s apple pie…He uses Granny Smith apples for getting more sourness in the pie, moreover, the texture is better after cooking and remain easy to handle for creating a beautiful pie decoration. Ingredients: 5 Granny Smith Apples 1 puff pastry 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon cinnamon 2-3 tablespoons sugar Recipe: Peel your apples and cut them in slices removing the core. Place a sauce pan on the burner at medium temperature. Add the butter and then, the apple slices. Stir in the apples in the butter…

  • Chili Con Carne

    I used to live in Arizona a few years ago, a place where food is inspired by american and mexican tastes. I had a lot of culinary experiences there and I have created my own chili con carne recipe when I came back. Originally, the meat used for it is beef but I have decided to try it with pork and the taste is really good too!!! Ingredients: 1 onion 17 oz red beans 14 oz grounded meat (beef or pork) 5 oz corn seeds 2-3 tomatoes 2 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon Maggi liquid seasoning 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon origan 1…

  • Ukha

    The Ukha Soup is a comfort food dish from Russia. This is a very good recipe that will warm you during a cold winter season. This is a fish soup with vegetables so you can chose the kind of fish you like and use seasonal vegetables (potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, leek…) and add some fresh herbs (aneth, parsley…). Ingredients: 85 fl oz water 9 oz fish (salmon here) 4 potatoes 2 carrots 1 onion 1 vegetables stock cube 1 bouquet garni (fresh thyme+bay leaf) 1 handful fresh aneth 1 teaspoon liquid cream 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 teaspoon Maggi Liquid Seasoning Recipe: Chop the onion and cut…

  • La Yole de Chris

    If you are looking for a nice place to eat some fish in La Rochelle, you can go to La Yole de Chris. Facing La Concurrence beach and the ocean, the restaurant is well decorated in a cool industrial atmosphere. Big wooden tables inside and a cosy terrace outside, the spot is perfect to chill with family and friends! The place is owned by Christopher Coutanceau, a famous chief in La Rochelle (brother with Gregory Coutanceau I already told you about in my article for Vivre[s] in Rochefort). Both are sons of Richard Coutanceau, the chief who received 2 stars from the Michelin Guide in 1986. Christopher joined his father…

  • Indian Chicken

    If you love chicken and indian cuisine, here is my really simple recipe for cooking an Indian Chicken with curry and cream! You can make it dairy free by replacing the cream by coconut cream which is really good too! Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts 2 zucchinis 1 shallot 6.5 fl oz 12% liquid cream 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons curry powder 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 1 teaspoon Maggi liquid seasoning 1 teaspoon thyme Salt & black pepper Recipe: Cut the zucchinis in small cubes and chop the shallot. Place a frying pan on the burner at medium temperature and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the zucchinis and cook…