French Cuisine 101 – Simplement Français

Pas besoin de traduction ici! Si? Bon, je leur explique simplement que s’il y à trois ingrédients à toujours avoir dans sa cuisine, ce sont du beurre, de l’ail et du persil. Comme le savent tous mes chers compatriotes, une bonne persillade, ça va avec tout, c’est facile et c’est pas cher:0)IMG_2925

This is one of the absolute basics of French cuisine: always have butter, garlic and parsley in the house. Melt the butter in a pan, add thinly chopped parsley and the garlic at the end (1 minute before you’re done). No need to cook it really. You just need the butter to be melted and the parsley and garlic to warm up a little. Salt and pepper to taste.

This goes with almost anything: all pasta, all meats, all fish, left overs, risotto, toasts… Even frogs and snails for you Indiana Jones of the culinary world.

Anyway, simple, fast, cheap and practical. I always have those three ingredients in my kitchen:0)

46 Comments Add yours

  1. Your blog is beautiful and inspiring. After I read this post last week, I made mashed potatoes with butter, garlic and parsley (served with a rare steak.) The following night I made patties of the leftover potato mixture and fried them in olive oil. Delicious!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Oh my god! Was it delicious? I bet it was!!! 🙂

      1. It was sooo delicious!! 🙂

  2. Your blog is really awesome. Thanks for sharing this nice post. I like various cuisine food very much. I like French culture, tradition, French food etc . Last summer I have visited France as well as I have visited French restaurant. I have enjoyed French food very much.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you so very much for these kind words!!

  3. h 21.52…the after dinner hour: i must tell you one thing- i adore garlic! nobody expects that from someone like me!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Garlic and butter are the core of French cooking:0)

      1. i know it! by the way i adore the French cooking ! (don’t tell it to my friends…let it be “our” secret::)

        1. My French Heaven says:


          1. smiling??::) you have your reasons, obviously..:) Besides i also prepare the mayo like i saw you’re doing…with the only difference: the extravirgin olive oil…and..i also love to hang around, but not driving the Defender..:), when i’m obliged to, i always feel like driving a huge piece of iron and nothing more! Now you will not like my blog anymore::))

          2. My French Heaven says:

            I used to drive a Defender as well…

          3. i saw it =:)..and it seems that you like it..right?

          4. My French Heaven says:

            I did! But I don’t have it anymore. Do you drive one?

          5. yes i do..( but only when i’m obliged to, that means i rarely drive the Defender…) somehow i appreciate that car, but i don’t have that “rude, typical, masculine spirit” for using such a car everyday…so,i rarely drive it..( the last time i took it for bringing one of the cats at the vet::)..surely not for a Rally in Tunisia..:)

          6. My French Heaven says:

            Yes, these cars can be really hard on your back! I don’t know how the Queen does it…:0) Are the pictures on your blog taken by you? I love the ones of the old man and the young man on a bench… Di you take those?

          7. yes of course, i took them – and i had a lot of fun obliging them to walk barefoot!::) – the idea was to connect the people to the territory – pardon:) terroir:)- must say i was laughing a lot!…the old man has lived his life in the wineyard…now he’s more than 80 years old…quite logoroic ( he was singing during taking these pics::)..what i like most is the dog..Margot! ( oops..a french name for a dog::)?

          8. My French Heaven says:

            Margot is a great name for a queen! Great work!!

  4. gemlotus says:

    Thank for liking my post and nice tips! 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You’re welcome!

  5. Sarah says:

    Awesome pictures and blog. Sent via a fat girls food guide.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you Sarah! Welcome to my little blog:0)

  6. hey! i’m glad that you found me…so, i was able to also discover your world….very interesting i must say! thank you for the attention…and hello from Italy!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Great! Welcome!

  7. Fantastic tip. Thank you…

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you:0)

  8. eveleduc says:

    Je suis aussi fervente de l’huile d’olive, mais le beurre c’est bien meilleur!

    1. My French Heaven says:


  9. Dominique says:

    Excellent egalement avec des palourdes, des praires, des petoncles et autres fruits de mer.
    De l’huile d’olive a la place du beurre, ce n’est pas mal du tout non plus sur les pates et peut-etre plus dietetique!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      J’adore l’huile d’olive aussi… Le plus important c’est le goût!

  10. ary says:

    perso je préfère le trio Huile d’Olive – Ail – Basilic question d’habitudes et de latitude surement… 😉

    1. My French Heaven says:

      C’est bien bon aussi!

  11. And parsley is, off course, highly nutritional (or at least the curly type). Love the stuff.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You’re absolutely right, only I always use the flat one. I find it more flagrant:0) The curly one looks better though…

  12. Irene says:

    great tip! I have all 3 ingredients at home at all time 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Good girl!

  13. pasttheplate says:

    Yum! I love this on escargot! Still haven’t tried frog legs yet, but whenever I do I’ll definitely be grabbing a plate of that!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I don’t care for escargots, but frog legs are my favorites! Tell me how it was when you try:0)

  14. Melyssa658 says:

    Moi aussi j’ai toujours cela à la maison avec de l’oignon en plus 😉 mais le dosage du beurre avec modération ou mélangé beurre/huile pour la viande ;). Bonne soirée merci pour tous ces articles passionnants et gourmands 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Avec plaisir Melyssa:0) Merci d’être passée!

  15. boiteafoto says:

    Les escargots en restent cois ! 😉

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Absolument cher ami(e) :0)

  16. GreedyFrog says:

    Je suis tout à fait d’accord avec toi! 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      N’est-ce pas! Demain, je leur met la mayo:0)

  17. Luffy Moogan says:

    How true. Or as we say in England, “well hurrah for that and a chocolate eclair for both of us!”

    1. My French Heaven says:


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