Mediterranean Appetizers: Hummus Bi Tahina

Mediterranean Appetizers: Hummus Bi Tahina

Blending chickpeas with garlic and oil makes a surprisingly creamy puree that is delicious as part of a Turkish-style mezze, or as a dip with vegetables. Leftovers make a good sandwich filler.


Mediterranean Appetizers: Fonduta Recipe

Fonduta is a dish resembles fondue and the cheese we will use in dish is fontina. It is an Italian medium-fat cheese with a rich salty flavor, a little like Gruyere, which makes a good substitute. This delicious cheese dip needs only some warm ciabatta or focaccia, a herby salad and some robust red wine […]


Garlic Mashed Potatoes (Purée de Pommes de Terre à l’Ail)

These creamy mashed potatoes are perfect with all kinds of roast or sauteed meats – and although it seems a lot of garlic, the flavour is sweet and subtle when cooked in this way.

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Straw Potato Cake Recipe (Pommes Paillasson)

These potatoes are so named in France because of their resemblance to a woven straw doormat. You could make several small cakes instead of a large one -just adjust the cooking time accordingly.

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Sautéed Potatoes Recipe (Pommes de Terre Sautées au Romarin)

These rosemary-scented, crisp golden potatoes are a favourite in French households.

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French Scalloped Potatoes Recipe (Pommes de Terre Dauphinoise)

These potatoes taste far richer than you would expect even with only a little cream — they are delicious with just about everything, but in France, they are nearly always served with roast lamb.

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French Style: Lentils With Bacon (Lentilles Braisées aux Lardons)

The best lentils grown in France come from Le Puy, in the Auvergne. They are very small and the colour of dark slate — look for them in delicatessens and large .

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Broad Beans With Cream Recipe (Fèves à la Crème)

In France, tiny new broad beans are eaten raw with a little salt, just like radishes. More mature beans are usually cooked and skinned, revealing the bright green kernel inside.


Peas With Lettuce and Onion (Petits Pois la Française)

Fresh peas vary enormously in the time they take to cook – the tastiest and sweetest will he young and just picked. Frozen peas normally need less cooking time than fresh.


French Beans With Tomatoes Recipe (Haricots Verts à la Provençale)

This colourful combination of Provençal flavours makes a pleasant change from plain green beans. Served cool or at room temperature, it is good as a starter or hors d’oeuvre.

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