Easter Side Suggestion: Tartiflette ~The Chef Mimi Blog

Years ago our family was travelling through Eastern France, and we stopped in the beautiful town of Annecy for lunch and a stroll. We were in Annecy-le-Vieux, the old part of town and we randomly chose a restaurant at which to have lunch. Our restaurant was one of the ones on the right side of […]…

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Tart Tatin

With it being the end of October and all, I am hoping to put out a few recipes that are a classic twist on our beloved Thanksgiving recipes! And so the tart that I am showing you today is a type of apple tart that can be used as a twist of the apple pie.…

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The 30 Friends of Summer Tour Extended Into September!

Ciao Amici! As some of you may be aware, over the past few weeks, we’ve been on a Fare Blog Tour! We’re enjoying our journey immensely yet, are hungry for more! So, we’ve decided to extend this excellent expedition into September 2016. From the beginning, our goal was to share the deliciousness from our favorite food…

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Salade Nicoise

  Nicoise Salad, or Salade Nicoise is a delectable, customary, bright, summer salad originating from Nice in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in France. Typically, utilizing produce from the open markets and balanced with distinctive Provencal seasonings. Commonly known as Salade Nicoise, this classic salad is in harmony with the cooking style of the invigorating, sunny…

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French Avocado Egg Salad

Haas Avocados Offer the Fullest Buttery Flavor This humble sandwich spread or salad is delicatessen worthy, hands down. The simple pairing of the two main, basic, but essential ingredients provide a sandwich shoppe classic made in heaven. The soft buttery texture and flavor of avocados blends perfectly with the creaminess of the eggs and mayo. The…

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Fresh Peach & Plum Galette

We say au revoir to France with an elegant kiss of sweetness… Sweet & luscious summertime Galette pronounced Ga-let, is a French name for “tart.” An open-faced pie of sorts which offers the full experience of  pie, but in delicate delicious bites filled with rich flavors. This tart is a favorite summertime dessert at our…

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A Simple French Classic: Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin simply means; chicken with wine. The delectable delicate flavors of this classic French dish kisses your palate with essences of fresh herbs and subtle wine. Coq au Vin is really quite easy to put together, so there’s no need for any intimidation factors. I used Pinot noir in this recipe for the…

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Croque Madame: The French Grilled Cheese

In France, Croque Madame is a toasted ham and cheese sandwich with the addition of a simple white cream sauce and fried egg. The Croque Monsieur is the same, but without the egg. This creamy, cheesy, slightly salty, flavorful French delight originated in French cafés and bars as a quick snack or lunch. Typically, Emmental…

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