Month: December 2010


The warmth of cheese fondue

December 30, 2010 No Comments

Fondue, a classic of traditional Swiss cuisine is the ideal dish for a friendly get-together around the table, thanks in particular to the light-hearted rituals observed during the meal: If a cube of bread is lost in the fondue pot by a man, he has to buy a bottle of wine or a round of […]

Sumptuous recipes for New Year’s Eve

December 26, 2010 No Comments

With only a few days to go before the big night, I want to suggest some really simple recipes for you, presented in our usual manner, but which will definitely impress your guests on this very special occasion.

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A trouble-free turkey for Christmas

December 23, 2010 No Comments

Since the time it was served as a meal to the first hungry settlers, turkey has become the traditional Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. What’s more, its low-fat and exceptional protein and vitamin content make it the perfect choice of meat for everyone.

Tasty recipes for the holiday season

December 20, 2010 No Comments

Today, I’d like to recommend some versatile dishes that are not only suitable for everyday meals but can also take the place of honour in a special holiday meal. In fact, where is it written that we have to spend hours behind the stove during the holiday season?


A noble ‘pick me up’ of unknown origin

December 18, 2010 No Comments

No one knows the exact origin of tiramisu, which is without doubt, the most famous Italian dessert in the world. Five regions of Italy – Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli and Tuscany – claim to have invented it and many legends abound. According to one famous legend, this dessert was invented in the court of the […]

Spice hunters

December 17, 2010 No Comments

If you are a spice-lover, you may want to check out the Spice Hunters Recipe and Travel Notebook, deliciously crafted together by Ethné and Philippe de Vienne.

Saint Lucy’s Day, the Festival of Lights

December 13, 2010 No Comments

December 13 is the Feast of Saint Lucy of Syracuse. Formerly celebrated in all of Western Christendom, it is celebrated especially today in Scandinavia, and in particular, in Sweden. The name Lucy is derived from the Latin word lux, meaning light. And it is this light that is honored during the celebrations.

Papaya, fruit of a large plant

December 11, 2010 No Comments

The papaya tree, like the banana tree and coconut tree, is not actually a tree in the botanical sense of the word. It’s more of a giant plant with a soft and hollow trunk that grows rapidly to a height of 8-10 m and survives for about 25 years. The fruit grows directly on the […]

Extending the olive branch

December 9, 2010 No Comments

Mediterranean people have been using olive oil in their salty and sweet foods for almost 5,000 years. Over the past 10 years, olive oil has become a superstar on the world stage. This has to do with two things: Health benefits Great taste In fact, of all the vegetable oils, this one contains the maximum […]

Pineapple – another discovery by Columbus?

December 4, 2010 No Comments

Tasty and refreshing, pineapple is not exactly a fruit; it is more of an inflorescence, or a multitude of berries (the ‘eyes’ of the pineapple) that are formed after the fusion of flowers on the spikes. The scientific name of the pineapple, ananas, originates from the Tupi-Guarani (an indigenous language in Brazil) word naná naná, […]

Cock-a-Leekie soup

December 3, 2010 No Comments

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on October 20, 2007. «Cock-a-Leekie» is a traditional Scottish soup that Queen Mary Stuart was apparently very fond of, in the 16th century. It gets its name from the custom of serving a stew of chicken broth and leeks to spectators, following a cockfight.

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