Sul menu di molti ristoranti parigini spicca uno dei piatti più famosi della cucina francese: i Tournedos Rossini. Si tratta di un classico che non potete assolutamente perdere…

La cottura della carne dipende dal risultato che vogliamo ottenere. Alcune carni, come il filetto di bue o gli arrosti, devono essere cotte in modo aggressivo (le fibre si cicatrizzano, trattenendo in tal modo gli zuccheri), con un risultato di un maggiore effetto nutritivo e di gusto; altre carni come i muscoli, il guanciale e la pancetta, richiedono una cottura lenta, a temperatura moderata, perché la carne risulti più morbida…

 

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.

Se viene composto con un certo criterio, il tagliere dei formaggi lascerà un ricordo indelebile nei fortunati gourmet che avranno partecipato al convivio. Non serve assolutamente proporre ai vostri ospiti una quantità esagerata di formaggi. Ne bastano pochi, tre o quattro, per far piacere agli invitati e soddisfarne il gusto…

Il Mille-feuille, il Paris-Brest, il Macaron, l’Opéra… quanti dolci da assaggiare a Parigi! Città golosa, piena di ricette deliziose, Parigi racchiude in sé dei tesori capaci di solleticare le papille gustative! Chouquettes, Financiers  e altri Macarons danno vita a un panorama di delizie, che non si possono non assaggiare…

My friend Nick, from New-York asked me about French Oysters… I could talk for hours about this, but lets do shortly. First of all, my point of view is: if many countries produce lots of wonderful oysters, no country in the world can offer a more complete oyster experience than France! Getting a French oyster in France means that it is served up along with a boat load of savoir vivre, backed by lots of cultivation savoir faire and national pride, all in a setting of immense cultural wealth. Regardless of how the service might be… no doubt ever exists in the mind of the French person serving you that you should feel privileged to be served the finest oysters in the world…

Did you know that in France we eat more than 55lb of cheese a year‽ With well over 1,000 varieties, there is little doubt that France is the world leader in Cheese! Whether you prefer your cheese fresh, pasteurized, sharp or mild, we have a cheese for every taste. We just love cheese! In fact, 96% of us eat cheese regularly. Everyone agrees that visiting France without tasting French cheeses would be a sacrilege, I agree…

Long candy, square candy, round candy… the Parisians love all sorts of bonbons. For some of us candy is a treat, for others, an indulgence. The French have had a sweet tooth for over 2,000 years! French confectionary comes in all shapes and sizes, depending on our tastes and mood. Les bonbons, c’est si bon! Even if we know very well that sugar is not so “bon” for health! That’s what candy means to us! And you?

A baguette please! Just say these few magic words and in an instant you will have fragrant bread under your arm and the guarantee of flavor and aroma that are renewed daily. Although the first mention of bread in the Bible dates from 1800 BC, it was not until the 1930s that the baguette was invented and immediately became part of French daily life. At first it was considered ephemeral when compared to the coarse, rustic bread whose abundant loaf allowed to stay fresh for several days without the need to return to the baker, the baguette, a gourmet bread, quickly became a real bakery star, the symbol of France abroad and a cornerstone of French heritage like the Arc de Triomphe or the Eiffel Tower…

Paris: The Macaroon craze

This small cake with incredible flavors and colors, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, has been the rage in Paris, almost as long as the Eiffel Tower! There isn’t a pastry chef or caterer who doesn’t have his own special recipe… Macaroons are created like vintage wines. The success has been phenomenal and is already part of the French gastronomy heritage…

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