I was born in Caen, Normandy, France and being close to the Calvados regions and the sea and the cheeses I developed a great love for cooking from my mother. I knew that it would be my lifes work and it has been. I have led in kitchens in France, Italy, Switzerland,US and over the UK before settling with my husband (can't cook but is a wine expert) in Canada.
My favorite things to cook
I love making sauces to impress my guests. Although I have done all faculties in the kitchen I love best of all baking and pastry pursuits.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Although I love red meat I tend to cook it less in favour of fish dishes.(No cans brrr) Most North Americans know nothing of preparing and cooking meat so I attempt to instruct my friend that beef shoul hang for at least 21 days. I love to cook traditiona French.
My cooking triumphs
Beef Bourgogne of course but also a great boulibaisse or a Chicken Mandalaya. I use offals with great success and my lamb dishes are excellent. For dessert my favourite is Apple Gallete with a Creme Anglais, summer or winter hot and cold soups also entice my skills.
My cooking tragedies
Making a Pate Bris with salted butter. A real tragedy I will never forget. I have also registered didasters to success stories by "faking" ingrediants and giving the dish a new name.