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A happy Bastille Day - with French recipes

 
 
Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 11:04 am
Since on July 14 the French celebrate Bastille Say, why not join the party with some France-related food/recipes?


A British supermarket chain provided in 2002

A Brief History of French Food
(Background about the development of French cooking, restaurants, chefs, recipes, critics etc)

And from the BBC:

Bastille Day
(Similar to above: French cuisine, French chefs and fashion, and French chefs in Britain. Includes links to related material.)



Chocolate & Zucchini
is a blog written by Clotilde Dusoulier, a 27-year-old Parisian woman [and cookbook author] who lives in Montmartre and shares her passion for all things food-related -- thoughts, recipes, musings, cookbook acquisitions, quirky products, nifty tools, restaurant experiences, ideas, and inspirations. Plus recipe index, picture gallery, guide to Paris restaurants.

Une bonne fête nationale française à tous!
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Francis
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 11:08 am
Merci, Walter!! Very Happy Very Happy
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Letty
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 11:14 am
Happy Bastille Day, Francis. I used to make quiche lorraine and I did have pancakes this morning; they just weren't crepes. Razz
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mushypancakes
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 11:14 am
Mmmmm. I love that Choc and Zucc link.

So what will you be eating, Francis? Smile
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Francis
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 11:21 am
I probably gonna eat some choucroute with beer. I'll finish with a cup of champagne (I will not dip boudoirs in it), after the always beautiful fireworks.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 11:37 am
From The Cuisine of Fredy Girardet -

Soupe de cerises soufflee

To serve 4

1 - 1 1/2 ounds cherries (14 oz. pitted weight)
2 tablespoons butter
10 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons kirsch
1 lemon
1 egg yolk
2 egg whites

Preparations

Pit the cherries. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium high heat. Brown the cherries in the betture and add 5 tablespoons of the sugar. Continue cooking until the sugar carmelizes lightly. Add the kirsch to the pan, flame, and remove from the heat. Put the cherries in a strainer to drain them and reserve both the cherries and the cooking liquid. (The cherries can be cooked the day before serving the soufflee.)

Finishing and presentation

Heat the oven to 500 degrees F. Squeeze 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice. Put the cherries in four small souffle dishes about inches in diameter. Add enough of the juice to just cover the cherries. If the juice has reduced too much, add a little water so that you have enough.

In a bowl, whisk the egg yok and 2 1/2 tablespoons of the sugar until it lightens in color; add 1/2 tablespoon of the lemon juice. In another bowl, beat the egg whites and 1 tablespoon of sugar to soft peaks. Add the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar, beat until the whites are very firm, and then fold in the remaining tablespoon lemon juice. Sttir one third of the beaten egg whites into the yolks and then fold in the rest of the whites, mixing gently.

Fill the souffle dishes with the souffle mixture. Put the souffles on the floor of the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Remove and serve immediately.
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Letty
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 11:38 am
Here are some left over fireworks from our fourth of July. (which was canceled due to high winds)

http://bestanimations.com/Holidays/Fireworks/Fireworks-08-june.gif
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mushypancakes
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 11:40 am
This thread is inspiring me and making me hungry!

Sounds like a beautiful evening, Francis. Ah, the good life.
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Francis
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 11:42 am
It will be more like this, Miss Letty.


http://www.m6info.fr/cms/upload/docs/image/jpeg/artifice09.jpg
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Francis
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 11:42 am
mushypancakes wrote:
Sounds like a beautiful evening, Francis. Ah, the good life.


Indeed.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 11:43 am
Ooh la la!

(and sorry for the typo, I meant 'butter'. I always make typos when I copy fast from books).
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Francis
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 11:48 am
Well, Osso, one has to have some relief once a year... Very Happy
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 11:57 am
Hey nearly forgot

HAPPY BASTILLE DAY

Francis and our French neighbours


Did you see The Band of the Coldstream Guards play the Marseilles on Tower bridge at the start of Le Tour?

How did Bradley Wiggins get on today...missed it unfortunately

5 min ahead of the peloton with 45 kms to go

...bet he got swallowed up.


So salut enchante prost etc
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Francis
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 12:28 pm
Such nice bravado didn't pay off, what a pity! But I believe we will talk about this Wiggins again...

Cheers, Steve!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 13 Jul, 2007 12:31 pm
Steve 41oo wrote:
5 min ahead of the peloton with 45 kms to go

...bet he got swallowed up.


Worse. But he was good before!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2007 09:08 am
So a Westphalian wins l'étape du Grand-Bornand.

Bonne fête nationale française!
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Francis
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2007 09:23 am
And he got the yellow (and the white) jersey too!

As Gerdemann belongs to T-Mobile, Steve must be happy!
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littlek
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2007 09:56 am
Viva La France!

Mmm, souffle cerise!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2007 11:29 am
Francis wrote:

As Gerdemann belongs to T-Mobile, Steve must be happy!


You mean, he supports German companies? :wink:
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sat 14 Jul, 2007 11:33 am
Happy Bastille Day to Francis and whoever else feels Frenchy today Laughing
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