Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan A Classic Italian Dish Eggplant Parmesan is the first recipe share from one of our fellow home cook contributors and French Culinary Institute graduate, Carole Lawrence. While on a recent trip to Italy, Carole spent much of her time sourcing the local farmers markets and cooking up a storm – experimenting with new…

Mango Sorbet

Mango Sorbet Sorbet à la Mangue Serves 2 Whether you’re mixing up a French Sorbet, Italian Sorbetto or an American Sherbet this summer, these variations of frozen, low-cal desserts blend perfectly with fresh mangoes straight from the tree.  Packed full of vitamin C and folate, this juicy tropical stone fruit can also be savored in…

Vichyssoise Soup

Vichyssoise Soup Soupe Vichyssoise Serves 2 The origin of Vichyssoise is a subject of debate among the culinary elite, including beloved American chef, writer and television personality, Julia Child and Louis Diat, a world renowned French chef and culinary writer who cooked for nobility, prime ministers and ambassadors. But in keeping with our love of folklore and all…

Summertime Potato Salad

Summertime Potato Salad Salade de Pommes de Terre Serves 2 With summertime settling in, I had a sudden craving for potato salad. Without having all the ingredients on-hand for a homemade mayonnaise, I made do with what was available and by chance, the salad turned out to be really delicious…even without the mayonnaise! Bruno   …

An Avocado Apéritif

An Avocado Apéritif Un apéritif à l’avocat Serves 2 We recently had the pleasure of meeting Rachel Shemenski of Florida MicroGreens who introduced us to micro onions. Free of pesticides, additives and with no added nutrients, micro greens and micro onions are grown indoors, in hemp.  As a healthy alternative to traditionally grown onions, these…

Boule Bread & Bruschetta

Boule Bread & Bruschetta French Bread and Italian Bruschetta Serves 2 Just like the neighboring countries of France and Italy, toasted homemade French boule bread heaped with a topping of fresh bruschetta, go perfectly together. Served as a cold appetizer or hors d’oeuvre, this recipe calls for a combination of fragrant fresh herbs that will…