Tag: French cooking

Shirred Eggs With Spinach

Shirred Eggs With Spinach

These are shirred eggs, or oeufs en cocotte as they are known in France. It’s a fancy name for something truly simple. Shirred eggs are really just baked (or coddled) eggs typically with the addition of cream, fresh herbs, and a little cheese, although the permutations […]

Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup

This is not health food and there are no shortcuts; but boy is it worth it. French onion soup is probably my most favorite soup. It is an indulgence. I don’t eat it often and when I do, I want it to be worth it. […]

Sole En Papillote With Tomatoes Capers and Olives

Sole En Papillote With Tomatoes Capers and Olives

Looking for something different to make? Preparing fish or any other food “en papillote” is simply French for fish “in paper”.  It is considered a moist heat cooking method where the food is placed in a folded and sealed pouch and baked in an oven. […]

Beef Bourguignon: A Classic French Comfort Food

Beef Bourguignon: A Classic French Comfort Food

Beef Bourguignon is a classic French dish that will forever remind me of culinary school. French for “Burgundy beef,” this is a rich well-known, French meat stew.  A simple food in many ways, the dish is flavored with garlic, onions, carrots and herbs.  There is […]