I had never thought of making my own ricotta or I had probably put the idea in the too hard basket, until very recently when I went to this amazing Food Photography pracshop organised by Sophie Hansen from the excellent blog Local is Lovely with my photographic hero Luisa Brimble and famous … Read More
APPETIZERS & NIBBLES RECIPES
Aperitif is a sacred moment in any Frenchman's life. It is this relaxing moment before a meal where you have a drink of wine, cider or beer with gorgeous nibbles, finger food, dips with fresh bread and all sorts of nuts to tame your appetite while the cooks are preparing lunch or dinner. It is a very strong tradition that goes with very classic and delicious recipes.
In France, when you have friends around, you always serve drinks and nibbles before dinner, or even lunch. This is called apéritif or in short "apéro". If you have French friends you will have noticed that there is an art to apéro. The master of the house is usually in charge of the drinks and needs … Read More
Focaccia is a fantastic apéritif nibble and also a lunchbox favourite. It is delicious warm or even cold. I use my Kenwood Chef stand mixer to knead the dough with a dough hook. A pinch of Italian herbs comes in to take you on a trip to Liguria. Of course, because I launched myself into the … Read More
Porto infused liver mousse is a very easy recipe. It is also very quick. Don't judge by the amount of photos ;) I went a bit nuts and also wanted to show you all the steps in details so you can see exactly what it should look like. No risk to overcook the livers anymore! Start by preparing … Read More
This is a very simple blend of flavours and textures that I use all the time for many things. 1- I love to use it as a base cream on mini savoury blinis, pikelets or pancakes on which I place a square of smoked salmon a drop of lemon and a pinch of extra dill to decorate. In that case, I cut the … Read More