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

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

HOW TO MAKE: Vegetarian French Lentils

A delicious filling vegetarian meal, served with bread and cheese   INGREDIENTS: 3 large diced onions 2 crushed garlic cloves 5 large finely sliced carrots 2 diced celery sticks 1 sliced leak, the white part 1-2 chopped turnips 1 kilo dried, rinsed and cleaned lentils 2 liters vegetable stock or 3 vegetable stock cubes added … Continue reading HOW TO MAKE: Vegetarian French Lentils