French

Jul 07

Holy Crepe! – Excuse my French

I had a hankering for crepes recently and decided to make a large batch of batter for making sweet and savoury crepes. Crepes are very thin pancakes made from wheat flour, similar to their ‘cousin’, the galette, which is made from buckwheat, and both come from Brittany in France. Most countries have similar types of …

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May 11

My new obsession – The Vietnamese sandwich – Bánh mì

I met my friend Steve for lunch last week, who suggested we go to a sandwich shop he had just tried in Chinatown. I wasn’t sure what kind of sandwich I was expecting, but I was amazed at the sandwiches on offer. Don’s Cafe sells Vietnamese sandwiches called Bánh mì (pronounced BUN-mee), which is the …

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Feb 14

Weird French Delicacy – Ortolan Bunting

As per usual, Bill and I were having a telephone conversation and he brought up the subject of the Ortolan Bunting, which is a small bird eaten as a delicay in France. Though for a long time the Ortolan has been protected, the law hasn’t really been enforced. Bill was discussing how the method of …

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