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Diane, Paris

Blog : Friends in the Kitchen dans Cuisine

Chef Free-lance, je partage essentiellement mes recettes et quelques billets d'humeur culinaires sur mon blog depuis bientot 4 ans.

Cumin Roasted Eggplants, Feta, Almonds and Pomegranate Salad

Cumin Roasted Eggplants, Feta, Almonds and Pomegranate Salad

I know, this is not really a seasonal dish that I am writing about today but sometimes you need sun in your plate as well as color. As Autumn definitely turned our great blue sky into a low grey mess, I thought about that salad that many... Lire la suite ›

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Spice up your nuts….

Spice up your nuts….

Here is a very simple recipe I intended to post for a long time now. We used to prep those nuts for the partners when I use to work in London and I keep prepping them as everybody crave for them. It will take you very little time,... Lire la suite ›

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Pumpkin and Mascarpone Soup….

Pumpkin and Mascarpone Soup….

There we are….. Switching to Winter hour gave us an additional hour to sleep this week-end but also shorter days for the weeks to come! Even if we have an amazing Autumn with bright blue sky and pretty warm weather, it’s still... Lire la suite ›

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What’s for lunch on Sunday?

What’s for lunch on Sunday?

Being in town on Sundays – rather than in the countryside – usually means there was some parties the night before. As a result, we often try to catch-up with friends for a late lunch in a comfortable place where we can enjoy... Lire la suite ›

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Parmesan and Rosemary Shortbreads with a Poppy-Seed Crust

Parmesan and Rosemary Shortbreads with a Poppy-Seed Crust

Having a bunch of friends coming for a drink at home but only bags of crisps to propose? Here is a great recipe that you can prepare in advance and store in the freezer. They work like cookie dough, you cut it and bake it according to your... Lire la suite ›

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Middle-Eastern Almond and Orange Cake with Orange Blossom Water Syrup

Middle-Eastern Almond and Orange Cake with Orange Blossom Water Syrup

After a few months away from the blog…. I am back, hopefully on a regular basis and with fresh ideas to share with you. As I spent a few months as a Chef at Cafe Pinson which is a gluten-free, dairy-free & vegetarian restaurant... Lire la suite ›

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Apple Crumble with Raspberry Jam

Apple Crumble with Raspberry Jam

    It’s been a few years since I started this blog now and I just realized that one of my favorite recipe is missing. And such a well-known one….! The Crumble….. Of course you have thousands of variations on the... Lire la suite ›

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Chicken Olives (Paupiettes) with Ricotta, Tartufata and Pinenuts

Chicken Olives (Paupiettes) with Ricotta, Tartufata and Pinenuts

 This recipe is especially written for my friend Camille who seemed to want to give it a try as she soon will get married. Yes indeed, she wants to broaden her recipe folder to become a perfect housewife…. just kidding of course,... Lire la suite ›

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Local and Seasonal Winter Salad with Endives, Pears and Mountain Cheese

Local and Seasonal Winter Salad with Endives, Pears and Mountain Cheese

Winter time in Serre-Chevallier…. I am cooking for a nice family of foodies expecting quality food with local and seasonal products….. just what I love! Of course, they expect meals more sophisticated than Cheese Fondue,... Lire la suite ›

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There’s something about Mushrooms…

There’s something about Mushrooms…

The season is almost gone and I still did not write about them….. the mushrooms. Usually, you either love them or hate them, you fear the idea of picking mushrooms because you might pick toxic ones or love the idea of looking for... Lire la suite ›

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Goat’s Cheese Soufflés and Twice-Baked Soufflés…. Yes, you can prep them ahead!

Goat’s Cheese Soufflés and Twice-Baked Soufflés…. Yes, you can prep them ahead!

As I have been teaching Soufflés classes at La Cuisine Paris for quite some times now, I talked a lot about a recipe we used to do at Travers Smith for the Partner’s buffet. They liked the Soufflés but as you know, Soufflés is... Lire la suite ›

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Grilled Vegetables Salad with Almonds and Goat’s Cheese

Grilled Vegetables Salad with Almonds and Goat’s Cheese

Once again, I write about grilled vegetables salad…. Yes indeed, I love to prepare them especially when the cold weather invade our day lives…. As I am fond of salads, when it comes to cold days, I need them to help me get... Lire la suite ›

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Hollandaise Sauce: another basic worth knowing

Hollandaise Sauce: another basic worth knowing

Among the favorite Sauces that my family ask for when I come to cook for them, the Hollandaise is in the top 3. Yes indeed, it is a perfect match for fish and they do love fish when they do not eat beef! As I spent a few days in Groix this... Lire la suite ›

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Fruits and Frangipane Tartlets

Fruits and Frangipane Tartlets

Yes indeed, it’s only 5pm and the sky is dark and you still have a few hours to keep yourself busy at home because you do not even think about going out in the rainy and windy streets even for shopping….If you happen to have a... Lire la suite ›

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Cauliflower Gratin…. Autumn is in the air! Let’s focus on the Bechamel technique

Cauliflower Gratin…. Autumn is in the air! Let’s focus on the Bechamel technique

Yes indeed…. Temperatures are dropping down, we are looking for scarves, gloves and comforting food of course! As I am traveling every week-end to the countryside, I am on a family mood cooking. Earthy dishes for the younger and the... Lire la suite ›

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Fudge Brownie Recipe: Back to the basics….

Fudge Brownie Recipe: Back to the basics….

Fudge Brownie belongs to those deserts that we all used to crave for as we were kids but still enjoy as grown-ups…. They are the perfect treat for kids for birthday parties, lunch box or travel. Many variations exist but still the... Lire la suite ›

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Haddock and Leek Fondue Crumble

Haddock and Leek Fondue Crumble

Last Monday, I was looking for a nice place to have lunch with a friend I had not seen for years. As you know, many good places are closed on Monday to recover from the busy Saturdays and Sundays.Convinced it would be closed too, I went on... Lire la suite ›

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Frenchie to Go…. simply yummy!

Frenchie to Go…. simply yummy!

The Frenchie saga seems to be never ending and since I came back to France, I have been trying to go to any of there places without success! Lack of organization or place overcrowded! Today, I got organized and told my friend Charles to be... Lire la suite ›

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Grilled Tamari Marinated Beef with a Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Tamari Marinated Beef with a Chimichurri Sauce

When I was working at Travers Smith, one of my chef’s signature dish was Peter Gordon’s Beef Pesto. This is an amazing recipe indeed and very easy. Not a last minute one though as you have to marinate the beef up to 1 week! You... Lire la suite ›

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Apricot Tatin and Caramelized Pecans Brittle … Let’s enjoy the last days of the Summer

Apricot Tatin and Caramelized Pecans Brittle … Let’s enjoy the last days of the Summer

Summer time in my family always reminds me of great amount of peaches, nectarines, melon or apricots trays stored in the freshness of the garage or the cellar. Yes, all Summer long we enjoy tasty tomatoes, fresh salads, basil from the... Lire la suite ›

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