Recipes

Breakfast/ Brunch

Perfect waffles

‘Something’s gotta give’ pancakes

Eggs and soldiers

Eggs Benedict

English muffins

Cheese & tarragon omelette

Scones & melon jam

Scones & melon jam

Melon jam

Melon jam

Starters

Carciofi alla Giudia (artichokes Jewish style)

Gougères

Bouchée à la Reine

Icelandic fish soup

Gazpacho with garlic cream

Mint and tuna salad

Old-fashioned French onion soup with Comté tartines

Escargots aux cèpes

Escargots à la Bourguignonne

Escargots à la Bordelaise

Chestnut soup with tapioca pearls

Chestnut soup with tapioca pearls

Cabbage salad

Cabbage salad

Chestnut pancakes with shallots, poached egg, truffle and morel mushrooms

Chestnut pancakes with shallots, poached egg, truffle and morel mushrooms

Pâté en croûte

Pâté en croûte

Blinis

Blinis

Borscht soup

Borscht soup

Parmesan soup from l'ami Jean

Parmesan soup from l’ami Jean

Jerusalem artichoke soup (topinambours)

Jerusalem artichoke soup (topinambours)

Endives tarte tatin

Endives tarte tatin

Eggs cocotte à la Bordelaise

Eggs cocotte à la Bordelaise

Caramelized beetroot tarte tatin

Caramelized beetroot tarte tatin

Winter vegetable tartlets

Winter vegetable tartlets

Snails with garlic cream

Snails with garlic cream

Oyster fritters with wasabi cream

Oyster fritters with wasabi cream

Eggs in cocotte with foie gras

Eggs in cocotte with foie gras

Soupe aux primeurs (sprng soup)

Soupe aux primeurs (sprng soup)

Asparagus with poached egg & vinaigrette

Asparagus with poached egg & vinaigrette

Asparagus soup

Asparagus soup

Trout and asparagus rolls

Trout and asparagus rolls

Vignarola

Vignarola

Poelée d'amande de mer (cockles with parsley & garlic)

Poelée d’amande de mer (cockles with parsley & garlic)

Tourin à l'ail (garlic soup)

Tourin à l’ail (garlic soup)

Spring vegetable ratatouille & breadcrumbed egg

Spring vegetable ratatouille & breadcrumbed egg

Squid grilled with red peppers

Squid grilled with red peppers

Artichoke soufflé

Artichoke soufflé

Spider crab gratin

Spider crab gratin

Crab rolls

Crab rolls

Fava bean soup

Fava bean soup

Salmon tartare

Salmon tartare

Chicken liver terrine

Chicken liver terrine

Zucchini flans

Zucchini flans

Mullet carpaccio

Mullet carpaccio

Yellow beans salad

Yellow beans salad

Butternit pancakes with sage beurre noisette

Butternit pancakes with sage beurre noisette

Main courses

Turkey rolls with mustard & cream

Scotch eggs - the ultimate snack.

Scotch eggs

Chicken and ham pie

Chili con carne

Frank Sinatra meatballs

Roast chicken with rosemary, lemon and thyme

Galettes

Quiche Lorraine

Steak, mushroom and Guinness pie

Magrets de canard with peaches and potato cake

Salade Niçoise

Fish cakes

‘Crying tiger’ char-grilled beef

Broccoli pasta

Sophia Loren’s meatballs

Veal liver with caramelized shallots and balsamic vinegar

Gratin Dauphinois & cigalines

Steak & Béarnaise sauce

Duck confit parmentier

Ratatouille

Osso busso ‘tout nu’

Flammekueche

Brioche Lyonnaise & warm potato salad

Couscous

Aïoli & Cod

Pirate chicken

Tomate Provençales

Red cabbage, onion and walnut tart

Pastilla with chicken and almonds

Black pig flank and apple sauce

Cockles and mussels

Spider crab cakes

Cannelés with black pig, foie gras and vine leaf

Ravioles de Langoustines et sauce vierge

Oxtail macaroni and cheese

Poulet au vinaigre (vinegar chicken) and braised butter endives

Tomato tart with tarragon mustard

Lucky pumpkin soup

Pumpkin gnocchi with Saint-Nectaire sauce

Pan-fried foie gras with golden rosé apples (flambés with cognac) on toast

Pan-fried foie-gras with figs and Chasselas grapes

Pan-fried foie gras with poached egg and Périgueux sauce

Roasted foie gras with Chasselas grapes and cognac

Roast quails with vine leaves

Black pudding

Black pudding

Roast mustard Coquelet & Squash

Roast mustard Coquelet & Squash

Roast lamb with thyme cream

Roast lamb with thyme cream

Buckwheat galette with squash and roquefort

Buckwheat galette with squash and roquefort

Roast beef

Roast beef

Rigatoni with cèpes à la Bordelaise

Rigatoni with cèpes à la Bordelaise

Roast guinea fowl with chestnuts

Roast guinea fowl with chestnuts

Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

Roast sausages with fennel

Roast sausages with fennel

Black pepper steak and cognac cream sauce

Black pepper steak and cognac cream sauce

Confit de canard

Confit de canard

Beef stew (daube de boeuf)

Beef stew (daube de boeuf)

Garbure des Pyrénées

Garbure des Pyrénées

Blanquette de veau

Blanquette de veau

Hong Shao Pork

Hong Shao Pork

Lamb chops with garlic & rosemary

Lamb chops with garlic & rosemary

Pan-fried veal with sweet potatoes wedges

Pan-fried veal with sweet potatoes wedges

Cod wrapped in serrano ham & piperade

Cod wrapped in serrano ham & piperade

Yellow chicken with Jura wine and girolles

Yellow chicken with Jura wine and girolles

Pigeon (squab) pie

Pigeon (squab) pie

Basque chicken

Basque chicken

Pauillac lamb with flageolets beans

Pauillac lamb with flageolets beans

Butter chicken & peshawari naan

Butter chicken & peshawari naan

Roast chicken with crème fraîche & herbs

Roast chicken with crème fraîche & herbs

Roast fish (daurade)

Roast fish (daurade)

Zucchini & aubergine tart

Zucchini & aubergine tart

Confit d'agneau (slow-cooked lamb)

Confit d’agneau (slow-cooked lamb)

Roast chicken with shallots, garlic, onion & cognac

Roast chicken with shallots, garlic, onion & cognac

Gourmand sandwich

Gourmand sandwich

Duck confit ravioli

Duck confit ravioli

Gambas flambées with Cognac

Gambas flambées with Cognac

Duck burger

Duck burger

Grilled ventrèche (pork belly)

Grilled ventrèche (pork belly)

Mussels with sausage meat

Mussels with sausage meat

Stuffed zucchinis (farçies)

Stuffed zucchinis (farçies)

Zucchini pasta

Zucchini pasta

Filet mignon with chasselas grapes

Filet mignon with chasselas grapes

Roasted milky chicken

Roasted milky chicken

Side dishes

Pilau rice

Raita

Salade Piémontaise

Potato cake with garlic and parsley

Ginger rice

Vegetable tian

Vegetable tian

Yorkshire pudding

Yorkshire pudding

Purée aligot (cheese potato mash)

Purée aligot (cheese potato mash)

Winter vegetable cocotte (stew)

Winter vegetable cocotte (stew)

Tea eggs

Tea eggs

Fava bean fritters

Fava bean fritters

Asparagus gratin

Asparagus gratin

Crunchy ratatouille

Crunchy ratatouille

Sautéed cranberry beans

Sautéed cranberry beans

Sauces

Cakes

Chocolate cake à la crème de marron

Cake pops

Italian pear cake

Carrot cake with vanilla cream cheese frosting

Garden cake

Persian love cake

Madeleines

Baba au rhum

Joséphine ruffle cake

Saint Honoré

Kouglof

Merveilles

Lemon meringue cake

Far Breton

Mathieu’s fruit cake

Summer peach and vervain tart

Paris-Brest

Quince tarte tatin

Kouign Aman

Kouign Aman

Plum & Fig meringue tart

Plum & Fig meringue tart

Brioche à la fleur d'oranger

Brioche à la fleur d’oranger

Calvados apple tart

Calvados apple tart

Croustade with apples, prunes & armagnac

Croustade with apples, prunes & armagnac

Christmas log cake

Christmas log cake

Chocolate tart

Chocolate tart

Galette des rois

Galette des rois

Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt

Basque cake

Basque cake

GaletteTropézienne (St Tropez cake)

GaletteTropézienne (St Tropez cake)

Gâteau au miel (honey cake)

Gâteau au miel (honey cake)

Icelandic meringue cake

Icelandic meringue cake

Medeleines & licorice cream

Medeleines & licorice cream

Lemon tart (tarte fine au citron)

Lemon tart (tarte fine au citron)

Cherry clafoutis

Cherry clafoutis

Desserts

Eton mess

Coconut tapioca pudding

Marie-Antoinette’s secrets

Pink praline tart & île flottante

Morrocan orange salad

Summer trifle

Old-fashioned chocolate mousse with salted butter caramel chunks

Riz au lait by Jean-Luc Rocha

Summer gems

Chocolate swirl meringues

Red velvet plums with pain perdu

Pomegranate meringues

Pomegranate meringues

Crème caramel

Crème caramel

Bread & butter pudding

Bread & butter pudding

Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc

Fromage blanc with honey & almonds

Fromage blanc with honey & almonds

Rose crème brûlée

Rose crème brûlée

Passion fruit chocolate truffles

Passion fruit chocolate truffles

Date & almond cake

Date & almond cake

Strawberry dome tartlets

Strawberry dome tartlets

Canelés

Canelés

Acacia fritters (locust flowers)

Acacia fritters (locust flowers)

Strawberry millefeuille

Strawberry millefeuille

Strawberry meringue & pistachio sabayon

Strawberry meringue & pistachio sabayon

Strawberries with wine & mascarpone

Strawberries with wine & mascarpone

Cherries & peaches papillotes

Cherries & peaches papillotes

Peach soup

Peach soup

Reine claude plums tart

Reine claude plums tart

Blackberries soufflé

Blackberries soufflé

Blackberries ice-cream

Blackberries ice-cream

Teurgoule (old-fashioned rice pudding)

Teurgoule (old-fashioned rice pudding)

Cookies

Home-made ‘Oreo’ cookies

Black & white sablés – by Jean-Luc Rocha

Sablés Bretons

Sablés Bretons

Drinks

Bellflower ice-cubes