Béatrice - Cooking

Béatrice - Cooking

Bonjour, my name is Béatrice. Thanks to my grandmother, I developed a love of cooking in early childhood. At her, everything smelled of apple brioche, rhubarb jam and fresh country produces. It’s not always easy to cook in Paris as the number of invitations exceeds the days of the week! So, it’s really necessary to think out the menu in order to have a successful diner at home. The wining recipe: gourmet, seasonal and dietetic dishes. And surprising presentations. No longer possible to serve the traditional Blanquette of veal to make your guests happy…

Edoardo VII era un fan delle crêpes, Enrico IV ha lanciato la moda della “poule au pot” (gallina in brodo), la crema Chantilly ha festeggiato 400 anni… Tutte queste storie fanno parte del patrimonio culinario francese, e conoscerle significa dare la pennellata finale all’identità del piatto, allo stesso titolo della sua zona di origine e dei suoi sapori.

La parigine è esile, ed è molto attenta alla propria salute, e comunque… è golosa e non si priva delle gioie della tavola, l’unica cosa  è che si alimenta con moderazione. Comunque sia, oggi la pasticceria tradizionale vive il suo momento d’oro, protagonisti  soprattutto i bignè alla  crema di una volta… Tra le pasticcerie specializzate in questa mini-ghiottoneria, la mitica Popelini: ecco qui di seguito la sua storia fuori del comune…

As a child, I loved this recipe with its exceptional flavor. Mum used to make it from time to time and it was always a great moment, during the tasting and afterwards when I would shine the empty plate with a piece of chopstick at the end of a fork! What a memory!

Making good fried potatoes looks simple and yet it is not easy if you don't respect a certain ritual in the preparation. In my recipe I explain everything you need to know to make a simple dish into a little marvel!

Scallop is a seafood product, very delicate to pamper the palate. But what need to use many ingredients to sublimate it when the flesh itself is already a delight? To please you in all simplicity, here is my tasty (that's what my friends tell me...) recipe for scallops in parsley. Simple and greedy, just what you need at the moment.

The kitchen is a fascinating place for young children. Even older they might be intrigued by how baked goods and meals come together. French moms appreciate cooking with the kids when possible, during holidays or Wednesday afternoon. Preparing a traditional quiche Lorraine with your children, will seem like fun to them…

Gribiche sauce is a great classic of French sauces. A sauce with a strong character! It is made with hard-boiled eggs, mustard, oil and gherkins. Some people add capers or tarragon, which is not my case. The appellation gribiche appeared in the 1900s. It is a whimsical creation of the culinary language, perhaps coming from the Norman word gribiche, a feminine noun: "wicked woman who frightens children"... It is hard to see the semantic path from the shrew to the sauce. A story of character perhaps...

The French in general is a great lover of potatoes, provided that they are of good quality and well prepared. Even a simple recipe: steamed, a knob of butter, coarse salt from Brittany and parsley, requires good products and a knack to be appreciated by a Parisian woman. In the collective imagination, cooking potatoes in water is child's play. In practice, it can be much more difficult than it seems. Here are my cooking tips, mistakes to avoid and a great bistro recipe.

The two french sisters Tatin lived in a small rural town in the Loire Valley of France. The elder sister, Stéphanie was a particularly fine cook, her specialty was an apple tart served perfectly crusty, caramelized and which melted in the mouth. One day during she placed her tart in the oven the wrong way round… The pastry and apples were upside-down but, nevertheless, she served this strange dessert without giving it time to cool. The French call this dessert tarte des demoiselles Tatin…

The aroma of a croissant fresh from the oven is a characteristic scent of Paris. Especially in the morning, even though it is increasingly eaten at any time of day, the croissant is the basic Parisian breakfast par excellence, eaten in a hurry while drinking coffee (at the counter), on the street at the entrance of a bakery, or at the office while your computer is booting up. It’s a good way to start the day.

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Edizione Italiana

Edita da RIZZOLI, Sophie la Parigina è una guida di stile moderna su PARIGI. Illustrata dai disegni di Alessandra Ceriani, completata da un elenco degli indirizzi preferiti dalla parigina e arricchita di ricette gastronomiche.

 

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Published by RIZZOLI New York, Sophie the Parisian'sis a modern life style guide about PARIS. Illustrated with color drawings, complemented by a list of Parisians' favorite locations and enriched with gastronomic recipes.

 
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