Potato cake with garlic and parsley

The parsley and garlic potato cake is inspired from good times at L’Ami Louis (32 Rue Vertbois, 75003 Paris), one of my favourite restaurants in Paris. L’Ami Louis is legendary for its gargantuan portions of amazing French food served with the finest old Parisian charm. I love going there, especially on Sunday nights, and have a feast. Amongst their superb menu, one dish stands out … Continue reading Potato cake with garlic and parsley

Salade Piémontaise

The ‘salade Piémontaise’ (Piedmontese salad) sounds very Italian but is in fact a classic French bistrot recipe. I loved buying this salad at my favourite local deli in Paris called ‘Davoli’ (Rue Cler, 7ème). Their’s was excellent and we loved having saucisson sec sandwiches with baguette bread, butter and crunchy pickles. Ingredients: (serves 4) 2 large potatoes 1 large carrot 100 grams peas 1 tomato … Continue reading Salade Piémontaise

Pilau Rice

This recipe for Pilau rice is a hit every time I do it. It’s easy, wholesome and delicious. Here are the ingredients: 500 grams basmati rice 4 cloves 1 small cinnamon stick 1/2 teaspoon salt a good pinch of turmeric 60g Butter or Ghee 1 finely sliced onion 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 4 – 5 cardamom pods litre boiling water In a … Continue reading Pilau Rice