Crème Vichyssoise: the French gazpacho – Eat like the Batman!

If potato leek soup wasn’t (even then) anything new, the French Chef of The Ritz-Carlton New York (the original one), woke up one day and decided he would serve it cold. His name was Louis Diat and the year was 1917. Louis was born near the town of Vichy in France. Soup is a feminine word in French “UNE soupe” and since ladies who live in Vichy are called Vichyssoises… there you go :0)

Crème caramel and other old things worth fighting for

You see, I love my old things, and this morning when Charlotte (my thirty year old VW Golf for those of you who are new to the blog) broke down, I had to decide if she was worth the money and effort to fix her. The thing about old objects I have owned for so…

Stephane’s recipes: Soupe à l’oignon – True French Onion Soup

Voici une recette que je voulais faire depuis bien longtemps. Un vrai pilier de la tradition culinaire Française! Première tentative réussie! Je vais même me venter un petit peu et vous dire que c’est la meilleure soupe à l’oignon que j’ai jamais mangé:0) Essayez et vous m’en direz des nouvelles. Pour la petite anecdote, on…