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Macaron Hollandais - Food Gypsy

A Lesson In Macaron – Macaron Hollandais

November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

This weekend the chef in my life whipped up a batch of Macaron Hollandais, as easily as I might knock off a dozen chocolate chip cookies. He has a way of making even the...

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Poulet Sauté Chasseur – Hunter’s Chicken

November 18, 2012 | 9 Comments

Poulet Sauté Chasseur, or Hunter's Chicken, crisp sauteed chicken served with a hearty sauce made with tomatoes, mushrooms a splash of white wine and brandy, flavoured with tarragon, this is a French classic, with...

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Créme Caramel – Classic Simplicity

September 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Créme Caramel done well is rich, creamy and smooth. When inverted, a sweet layer of liquid caramel oozes over the sides and runs on to the plate to form the perfect puddle of sticky...

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Cherry Clafoutis with White Chocolate

August 24, 2012 | 1 Comments

A little twist on a French classic, Cherry Clafoutis with White Chocolate made with the last of the summer cherries, the swan song of summer. It won't be long before we're awash with pumpkins...

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Pain Bagnat – The Perfect French Picnic

June 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

After last week's post on Salade Nicoise, we take a merry little detour to Pain Bagnat (literally translated: Wet Bread) which is that same Salade Nicoise, layered in a day-old sourdough roll, wrapped tight, put...

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Salade Nicoise inspired by Julia Child

June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

This week we join the many voices celebrating what would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday in August of this year, with JC100. Starting with Salade Nicoise, from Child's The Way to Cook, a...

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Celebrating Julia with JC100

June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

You may notice a new badge on Food Gypsy this week as we join the voices celebrating what would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday in August of this year! JC100 is a...

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Tarte a l'Alsacienne (Apple Custard Pie) - Food Gypsy

Tarte a l’Alsacienne (Apple Custard Pie)

June 4, 2012 | 2 Comments

A light dessert, artfully finished, Tarte a l'Alsacienne (Apple Custard Pie) is a French classic. Once you know the basic recipe you can substitute the apples for raspberries, cranberries, cherries or blueberries for an...

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Making the perfect Pate Brisse (pie crust) has been one of those things that has been hit or miss for me, I love to bake, but pie crust has proved my nemesis. That is,...

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Crème Brûlée – Dessert to Share

February 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Literally translated, Crème Brûlée means Burnt Cream, but the way the French say it is much more romantic. A rich, creamy vanilla custard topped with a layer of hard caramel, that is literally, scorched...

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French Blinis

January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

A brief follow up to last week's Beginners Guide to Caviar and Chef B's list of do's and dont's. As promised, the recipe for French Blinis, the small yeast risen pancakes served with caviar....

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La galette des Rois, Celebrating the Epiphany

January 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

A little weekend extra from Food Gypsy, Celebrating the Epiphany with La galette des Rois - (the cake or "wafer" of the Kings), a charming bit of food culture from France. If you find...

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