Le blog de la Bergerie                         Sharing the faith . . . in English . . . et en français!
I love to cook for my friends, for my family,
and when I fix a dinner for them, I try to turn it into a little feast, in their
honor, and for their delight. A dinner is more than great food (and beleive
me, stunning food is what it should be!) but it is all about great company and
the wonderful mix that happens when people connect and click, when friendships
are nurtured and strangers are welcomed, when this happens between delicious
bites and with some very good wines, and when it is topped by intelligent conversation,
then we walked away enriched and strengthened for the journey... Americans love
to do "pot luck" dinners and it is extremely convenient but there is a long
French tradition of turning any meal into an adventure, a symphony for the senses,
a complet feast and an ode to love and friendship!
(You can see why "Babette's Feast" is one of my favorite film).
But there is also a spiritual dimension to sharing food and companionship, (whether
it is done the American way or the French way), much can be said about sharing
a meal together, about the art of hospitality, and that's why, for me, these
little dinners that I sometimes offer, are definively one of the very simple
ways I try to put the "love of neighbor" into practice.
But enough said about dinners, I am going to post some of my recipes and pictures here on le blog de la Bergerie and here is what I have so far:
My own recipe of Clafoutis, for the English version, click
here and for the French one, click here .
Berry Verrine here
Petits Gateaux de Savoie Aux Myrtilles (Little Pound Cakes with Blueberry Jam) here
Petits Choux au Fromage (Little Puff Pastries with Cheese) here or click on my video
Various Appetizers here
Quiche au fromage de Haute Savoie here
Ratatouille aux Herbes de Provence here
Tomates Provençales - Grilled tomatoes with herbs and garlic
Fresh and Mixed Berries here
Please note: Use the best product available,
go to your local market and buy organic.