Guacamole, French Style

Guacamole, French Style

This is my own interpretation of the delicious Mexican guacamole, with a French twist. Avocadoes are mixed with tomatoes, schalots or spring onions, lime, fresh cilantro and for the spice: the French piment d'Espelette / Espelette chilli pepper. But you can make this recipe with chili or Cayenne pepper.

Cucumber and Goat Cheese Samosas

Cucumber and Goat Cheese Samosas

Cubed cucumber fried in olive oiled seasoned with flavorful pepper, and fresh goat cheese wrapped in filo pastry. Those delicious one bite appetizers are both crispy, crunchy and sweet at the same time.

Razor Clam Rillettes

Razor Clam Rillettes

Do you know how to catch razor clams, and how to cook them? Try these razor shell rillettes. It’s kind of a dip, or a pate - pâté - as we would say in French.

Gougere Cheese Puffs

Serve these small cheese puffs, or Gougères, as appetizers.
Each time I prepare gougères, the whole dish disappears in a few seconds, the children suddenly become very interested in what the adults are eating and grab them one after the other, even if they are not supposed to.

Tapenade

This typical dish from the South of France evokes early-evening apéritifs in the height of summer. Simply crush some olives? There is more to it than that...

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