The French Laundry Restaurant - Was it Worth it?
We finally got to dine at The French Laundry Restaurant! Jacob tried calling for two months straight with no luck. Find out whether it was worth it!
The French Laundry: Salad of Hericot Verts, Tomato Tartare, and Chive Oil
Sorry about neglecting to post in a while, but have I been in a baking/cooking storm lately. As a matter of fact, the sweet aroma of my lemon macaron shells baking is wafting through my house at this very moment. The highlight of this current baking/cooking storm has to be this beautiful salad I made out of Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry cookbook. I am just awed and incredibly inspired by Keller’s work and the food at The French Laundry. For those of you that don’t know—The French…
French Laundry's Gougeres
One of my favorite bites I had at the famed restaurant The French Laundry was the gruyère cheese gougères. Gougère is a French cheese pastry puff and the ones we were served at the restaurant were so tiny we all left wanting more, so I had to recreate them at home! I modified the recipe from Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery cookbook to make it a little easier to make these gougeres at home.
OK, so this dressing was so delicious! We got the French Laundry Cookbook from the library recently, and I have to say, most of that book was just inaccessible to me. So many of the components require so much time to prepare, like making 2 different stocks from veal then combining as a sauce for a dish, it's just not practical for the limited time we have. But this- this I could manage. Staff dressing from Keller's French Laundry Cookbook 1 tbsp chopped gartlic 1 ½ tsp chopped shallots…