Tomato Tart

Latest from the French Cooking Academy Channel a delicious vegetarian recipe.

Why you need a cast iron skillet. 

Cast iron is trending at the moment and more and more web site will soon be demonstrating how to cook beef chicken and pork using cast iron pans and skillet.  Cast iron is really a super versatile and long lasting material, but unfortunately it is also super heavy which is why I think it has…

New website coming soon

Hi everyone.  As you may have noticed nothing much has been posted lately on the blog and the reason for this is that I am currently working on creating a brand new website from scratch.  There has been a huge Increase of suscribers and watchers on the channel and i really wanted all of you guys…

Broiled mussel with burgundy butter

Learn how to make herb butter mussels with this step by step recipe and video demonstration. In France this Herb butter recipe for mussels is called Moules farcies, translated stuffed mussels in English. however this term does not seem to be used very much. this mussel recipe is really great if you are looking at…

Bistro Style Fish Veloute

This sauce is a classic recipe that is served mainly with fish and is very popular in France. It is also called the “butter sauce” ( sauce au beurre) but is not the same sauce as the “beurre blanc”.We have so many sauces in France that it is easy to get mixed up.  This sauce…

Creme caramel

The creme caramel recipe is on eof the most well known dessert in the world and it is nothing new, but it is always good to have a recipe at hand when you want to make this lovely dessert. The recipe below will show you the French version of the dessert which will produce light…

The Sauce Gribiche – The Mayonnaise made with boiled eggs.

If you are someone that want to have a good mayonnaise but cannot stomach raw eggs , then this is the sauce for you. Today, I am glad to share with you the recipe of the Gribiche Sauce. A mayonnaise made with boiled eggs which is then enhanced with fresh herbs capers, gherkins. This classic…

Baby Cherry Clafoutis recipe

If you want to add a French touch to your table this holiday season,then there is nothing better than the simple but delicious Cherry clafoutis. Ingredients to serve 4: for the cherry marinade: 450 grams of Good quality black Cherries 3 tablespoons of sugar 3 tablespoon of cherry liquor or cherry brandy for the clafoutis…

How to make Duchess Potatoes

If you are tired of making mash over and over again, then why don’t you try to make some Duchess potatoes instead. Discover how to make that recipe in the following video:

The simple but delicious French yoghurt cake

If you feel like baking something that’s easy and fun where your kids can join in, but don’t know what well.. Why don’t you make a delicious French yoghurt cake? It is a simple fool proof recipe that takes 15 minutes to make and only 30 minutes to bake. for a bit of history, that cake…

Simple and easy Beef Bourguignon

The Beef bourguignon is a simple family dish that is known in many countries around the world for its unforgettable red wine sauce with Mushrooms, bacon combined with tender pieces of stewed beef. In a nutshell its simply a typical French classic. Today i will share the a version of that recipe that is done…

The French Hot Chocolate

If you have ever been to paris or somewhere in France and had that delicious Hot Chocolate I am sure that will enjoy making that simple recipe. the hot chocolate or “chocolat chaud” in france is a great breakfast or winter warmer beverage that simply has to be made from scratch if you really want…

Moule Marinieres Recipe

This classic recipe originated from the Vendee region in France and is one of those that anyone that is keen on seafood should know. being for yourself or for friends and family that versatile dish never failed to impress with its simplicity and fabulous flavour from sea. To make that recipe for two starter size…

French Lentils Salad, City of lyon style.

Lentils in some part of france are called the poor man’s caviar and I have to say that not only they are good for you but they are also delicious and versatile. you can eat them hot or cold and combine them with all kind of ingredients. Today we are the looking at a recipe…

The French Vinaigrette

Learn how to make the classic version of the genuine French vinaigrette dressing. This is used widely in French homes. it is simple but delicious and can be used for all kind of purpose with green salads, vegetables, tomatoes and much more. here is the list of ingredients for one of the most widely used…

Classic French Onion Soup

The authentic French onion soup is the simplest recipe there is to make. that recipe has been around for centuries and has not changed much since then, away from adding cheese on top. For the best results you have to use the best quality ingredients you can find as this is what will guarantee you…

The Tarte Flambee recipe

If you are tired of eating pizza and are looking for something similar but that taste radically different then you have to try the Tarte Flambee (Flammekueche). this Franco- german recipe is perfect for a quick snack and can be served as an aperitif for your guest with a nice glass white wine from Alsace….

Poire belle helene

This week recipe is the Poire belle helene which a simple dessert made out of poached pears in a delicious clear syrup infused with vanilla and lemon zest. The poached pear is served with a chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream which is then covered with toasted flaked almonds. For this recipe you will need…

The French Cooking Academy Store is now open

If you are looking for good quality cookware and knives don’t look any further. The French Cooking Academy online store has just open its doors and I have selected for you the best French made equipment pots, pans, knives, and utensils at the cheapest possible price. All the items you’ll find in my store are…

The Rough Guide to the French Tarte Tatin

The famous Tarte Tatin or the “upside down Apple Tart” is one of the most loved french dessert around the world. it is actually very simple to make but for some reason people tends to get scared or think you need amazing baking skills to make one. So for everyone viewing pleasure and if you…

Creating a good looking dessert from scratch.

How many time have you been to a good restaurant or cafe, ordered a dessert, and when it arrived you went like Wow! that looks good! Having worked in few good restaurants, cafes and hotels in the past, I will take you through the part that you never see when you place your order as…

THE TIMELESS FRENCH PRAWN COCKTAIL.

It is simply the Star of all cocktail receptions. It is easy to make and you never get tired of it. Yes its true we are in 2015 and that dish may not look hipster and Fancy pants but it is still a bloody good Appetizer. There is not much to say about it other…

Australian Craft beers

I have now been in Australia for 3 years and as a good Frenchman of course, I had no choice but explore, taste and compare the majority of wines the new world had to offer.But along my journey,and across the many Australian wine roads I kept seeing other places advertised where huge crowds where stopping by…

What is a “mise en place”?

The “Mise en place” is a French cooking term used in professional kitchens which can be translated literally as: “to put in place” which does make too much sense in English. But, since I am a French  and I understand both French and English I will try to explain what the “mise en place” really…

Do I need to make my own Cooking stock?

Cooking stock plays a vital role in french cooking especially when making sauces, Veloute and other preparations. In today’s hectic world most people don’t have hours to spare near stove anymore so the easy options for many is to go out and buy a ready made cooking stock. To be honest I have tried all…

What is a Kitchen Workstation?

What are those  Kitchen workstation or “Stations” as they’re commonly called on today’s cooking shows?   A WORKSTATION !?  Isn’t that a computer or a desk or something? Well not exactly…. back in the days it looked like that: If you are new to the cooking world you need to know that the term “station”…

The well known French Vegetables cuts you should know

There are plenty of vegetables knife cuts that exist in French cuisine but even as an enthusiast everyday cook you do not need to remember all of them. That said there are 3 to 4 cuts that you should be aware of. Mainly: The Brunoise cut – cubes of 2 millimeter (C) The Macedoine cut…

Cooking Basics

IT ALL START HERE! As Julia Child said: ” You need to learn to Saute before you can Souffle” you will find here the First things you need to know before getting anywhere near a stove. we will cover things like, how to set up your Kitchen “workstation”, Uniforms, pots and pans, cutting and preparing vegetables…

Preparing vegetables: dos and don’t

Vegetables: Before starting to cook anything you need to get your basics covered. to start with you need to know how to wash, peel and prepare vegetables. it’s not rocket science but there is still a workflow that exist if you want to learn how to cook properly and get the good habits straight from…