Blanquette de Veau

Blanquette, French Veal StewThis is a delicate subtle flavoured stew, using clean white meat, normally the finest veal you can find, which is favourable with my children and my picky husband. I COULDN’T BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE HAD SECONDS! This is among the preferable meals in any French house. One, because it is easy to make, … Continue reading Blanquette de Veau

Not so slow cooked Cassoulet

                        On my birthday this year Alfonz treated me to a traditional French Cassoulet in St. Jeans Minervois paired with the local Muscat. Now, there are different villages in a triangle around Capestang whom all claim to be the origin of Cassoulet. They all … Continue reading Not so slow cooked Cassoulet

Duck Confit Soup with Beans and Savoy Cabbage

The mayor's wife sent over a giant organic savoy cabbage from her father's garden, and along with the generous gift, she told me how she makes her favourite soup from duck confit. Confit is a traditional French dish of slow cooked duck in its own fat. The end result is a super soft, tender and flavourful … Continue reading Duck Confit Soup with Beans and Savoy Cabbage

Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup

 Autumn in the Languedoc where I live brings beautiful pumpkins and squash in a variety of colour and shapes. Here we follow the 100 mile rule, and eat only the local products and seasonal fruits and vegetables. For Halloween we carve jack o'lanterns from the big bright orange variety, which you can find all over … Continue reading Thai Coconut Pumpkin Soup

Who Am I? Eva HAMORI

I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, an auntie, a friend, a traveller, a writer, a teacher, a singer, a volunteer, a gardener, and also at least once a day, a cook. Whenever we travel to a new country and try new foods, unique flavours, spices and herbs, I come home and recreate … Continue reading Who Am I? Eva HAMORI

Fast Chinese Chicken Chow Mein

Living in France, some flavours are harder to recreate than others. When living in Vancouver, we had a huge Asian population, so not only were ingredients readily available, but you could always ask a friend what the dish is supposed to taste like. Restaurants on every corner, was a luxury of my past metropolitan city … Continue reading Fast Chinese Chicken Chow Mein

Turkish Chicken Pilau with Saffron & Almonds

This Middle Eastern dish is rice cooked in bouillon, can be made with a variety of meats, done in one pot, and if done right, it can not only be tasty, but quick! The subtle saffron next to the sweet raisins and tart crisp red peppers is an exploration of flavours; contradicting, and complementing each other. … Continue reading Turkish Chicken Pilau with Saffron & Almonds

Hungarian Beef Stew with Smoked Paprika Instead

As many of you might have guessed, I am Hungarian descent and married to a Hungarian man. We have a home in downtown Budapest and we love connecting with our heritage through the flavours of home. Hungarian paprika which we put in everything, Hungarian vegeta which is a soup base that reminds me of my … Continue reading Hungarian Beef Stew with Smoked Paprika Instead