I got to know Dorie through Julia Child and I got to know Julia through the movie Julie and Julia. I have Julia Child’s book Mastering the art of French cooking and I have made some of the classics from her book.
When I discovered the website French Fridays with Dorie (http://www.frenchfridayswithdorie.com/) I had to have her book so I ordered Arround my French table on Amazon and boy was I happy. I love love love her book and so does my family. I see a recipe I like and then go to the website and get reviews and intel. I have only made so many recipes but here are five of my favorite I do not have a picture of them all since I have not been blogging so long. They are not in a special order and there are many more I wanted to put on the list.
1. Bubble-top brioch page 496. This was just like in France. We do not get Brioch over here so I was very glad and proud when this was such a success, and that smell mmm.
2. Lamb and dried apricot page 284. I have made this a few times. I made also the couscous salad page 136.
3. Lentil soup orange-scented page 90. I love every thing with lentils after this book. I did not cook lentils before. I brought some back from the US when I was there and again when I went to Paris this Christmas. Here it is with Dorie’s scones.
4. Clafoutis, whole-cherry page 452. I did this one with frozen whole cherries but unfortunately the grocery stores do not carry them any more. At the moment we do have fresh ones so I might try that. Keep you posted
5. Éclairs vanilla page 473. Husband chose this one and says it is by far the best thing I have ever made from this book. He loves everything with vanilla pastry cream. This was very delicious. I loved Marie-Héléne’s apple cake
So this is my list. I have still many recipes to finish and will look at FFWD as my guide. I love to see other people’s list to help me see what I should focus on.
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