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Films and papers in the kitchen
Films and papers in the kitchen
Various papers and plastic films used in cooking .
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Ice-cream and sorbets
Ice-cream and sorbets
All about ice-creams and sorbets, their differences and how to make the most of them .
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A little molecular gastronomy
A little molecular gastronomy
A little molecular gastronomy ot understand how slow cooking makes meat tender.
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Calendar of seasons
Calendar of seasons
Calendar of what's in season, for buying fresh ingredients following their natural cycle.
179K3.8 August 29th 2023
Foie gras proportions calculator
Foie gras proportions calculator
Small foie gras calculator, to find the right proportions of spices and alcohol needed according to weight.
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The amateur baker
The amateur baker
You may have noticed over the pages of this site, I am passionate about everything that is related to the bakery: I love making bread, pastries, maintain my leaven, etc.. This page contains links to all the different parts of the site where we talk about bread: recipes, special pages, etc.
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Making your own bread
Making your own bread
In praise of home-made bread, so much better.
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Slashing loaves
Slashing loaves
Cutting the top of the loaf so that it rises better during baking: slashing.
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Leaven bread calculator
Leaven bread calculator
Small calculator for a good leavened bread.
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Basic temperature in bread-making
Basic temperature in bread-making
Basic temperature in bread-making.
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Soured dough
Soured dough
Underneath this strange name lies a baking secret: when you want to give a bread or pastry dough (without leaven, but with yeast) a certain percentage of fermented dough must be added, i.e. the same dough made the day before, and left to ferment overnight in the refrigerator.
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Calculator for water temperature in bread-making
Calculator for water temperature in bread-making
The temperature of the water, known as "process water" ("eau de coulage" in French), in a bakery recipe is very important, here is a small calculator allowing you to determine it quickly and simply.
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Products

Flours
Flours
At the most basic level, wheat grain is put through a mill, which produces a white-ish powder flour... Well, actually it's not quite that simple. First of all we need to distinguish between the different grains that can be made into flour: wheat of course, but also rye, barley, buckwheat, etc. So we...
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Herbs in the kitchen
Herbs in the kitchen
Herbs: there's nothing else so small that can add so much to a recipe. They are not only for garnishing, but are a true part of the dish, sometimes one of the main ingredients. A small example of the "power" of herbs: you make a chopped carrot salad, which is very good with a vinaigrette, but if you...
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chives
chives
Chives grow in clumps, and the leaves used as a herb have an extraodinary taste. It's an essential for adding to salads, and everything else that can be eaten cold, because it doesn't like long cooking during which it loses most of its flavour.
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rosemary
rosemary
This is a kind of shrub, of which the small branches are used.
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parsley
parsley
There are different kinds of parsley, the two main ones are curled parsley and flat-leaf (or Italian) parsley. The most important difference between the two, except the leaf shape, is taste: flat-leaf parsley has much more flavour.
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bayleaf
bayleaf
Bay is a kind of laurel, grown as a shrub or small tree, of which the leaves are used, fresh or dry (other laurels are toxic). Bayleaves are used frequently in mediterraneen cooking.
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fresh coriander (cilantro)
fresh coriander (cilantro)
This is a plant of which the leaves are used fresh. It has a very subtle flavour which is remarkable in salads. It is an indispensible ingredient in Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. The seeds are also available (like white pepper grains but paler), which have a different taste.
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sage
sage
This is a plant of which the leaves are used. It's goes perfectly (in my opinion) with white meats like pork, veal or poultry.
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sorrel
sorrel
This is a plant of which only the leaves are used. There is a wild species, very tasty, with small red and green leaves, and a cultivated variety with large green leaves.
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tarragon
tarragon
Tarragon is a herb with strongly aromatic leaves. These are used for their characteristic flavour that goes very well with meat and fish.
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mint
mint
There are several kinds of mint with different flavours, some stronger than others. The important thing, if you have the choice, is to use the strongest flavour possible (crush a leaf with your fingers, and smell to compare).
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thyme
thyme
Thyme is an aromatic plant of which the leaves are used. There are several kinds of thyme, and its flavour is very typical of Mediterranean cooking.
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Chervil
Chervil
Chervil is very similar in appearance to parsley, but its leaves are smaller, and its taste (delicate) is very different, sometimes with a slight hint of licorice.
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Basil
Basil
This is a plant of which the very smelly leaves are used.
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Verbena
Verbena
Verbena is an herb with a delicate flavor, which is best used in sweet recipes (cakes, custards, creams, etc.).
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