*Not even a little bit.
This is a Cuisine Companion Recipe Challenge Post.
Did you know that last week it was Bastille Day?
Don’t worry if you didn’t; before writing this post I had no idea what Bastille Day even was. (In case you’re still wondering, it’s a day commemorating the storming of the Bastille, which was a result of a violent revolution, as well as the unification of the French people. So I assume it was a good storming. You can read more about it here.)
I blame my lack of French history on a good many things, including a lack of French people in the family. Although to be fair, I couldn’t tell you much about Swedish history, so maybe History is another subject I shouldn’t list as one of my strong points.
I do, however, have a snazzy French Cooking Companion; a Cuisine Companion if you will (see what I did there?), and it insisted on Bastille Day celebrations. A week after the fact, but hey, Easter was late too. Creating new dishes doesn’t come easy to me.
So the cooking challenge set out by Tefal was to create some french foods worthy of Bastille Day celebrations, and there was a particular emphasis on coq au vin; I should also take this moment to say how profoundly glad I was that there was no need to be poaching frog legs, or preparing snails in whatever way they are prepared. I think I might have failed the challenge then.
As it turned out, I aced it, according to my chief taste tester, who goes by the name of Boatman. I created a gourmet French meal of Coq Au Vin with Shallots and Parmesan baguettes, and Le Petite French Fudge cakes for dessert.
I also practiced my French accent continually; I challenge you to cook French food and not pretend your name is Ratatouille.
In fact, I challenge you to prepare THIS meal, with no fake French Accent. I bet you can’t. 🙂
And now, for the piece de resistance….
Chocolatey, cinamony, fudge cakes. Because it’s about time all those things were put together.
Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without French wine, which we didn’t have, but Australian wine is pretty fantastic, so you can ‘settle’ in this case. 🙂
Do you eat French Food?
Do you want to come over for Fudge Cakes? Make sure you bring some fabulous french wine.