french

Individual Tartes Tatin

Arguably the easiest baked dessert for a non-baker (someone who not only dislikes but is slightly fearful of baking, as defined by this non-baker)....
confit tomatoes

grape tomato confit

For me, this isn't a "starter" or an app, this whole thing is main-event-territory....

braised artichokes. i mean, you just have to.

One does not look away from baby artichokes at the market. If you do, for a minute, the season will be over. All too soon, it's time to wrestle with their bigger, hairier brothers....

re-baking: savoury choux (gougeres)

Even better. I favour this choux recipe over the last not only because it's savoury, it's also much easier. I found the batter a little looser, therefore a ...

asparagus mimosa

These eggs are light as air after being sieved and I love that this classic elevates two ingredients in one simple, classic dish....

french onion soup with porcini

Your chances of finding a meat-free French onion soup at a restaurant are next to nil. But at home, a handful of dried porcini mushrooms steeped in hot water creates a full-flavoured broth that still lets the flavour of the onions shine through....

cheese soufflé

I totally get it now, all of that shushing that happens once people put a soufflé in the oven and, more gently than they ever have before, close the door. Soufflés are worth the tip-toeing, especially this cheese soufflé....

roasted onion and fennel soup with pistou

French onion soup doesn't call for much more than its star ingredient, and this simple (vegetarian) onion and fennel soup is delightful, if i do say so myself!...