Tuesday, July 8, 2008

My new favorite thing!

You know, I love France. The language, the food, the history. I took two years of French in high school, and would have taken more if they had offered it. The cuisine is regarded as some of the finest in the world!

The point of this is our family's Around the World food tour. So far we have done Austria and England. This week, we are exploring France! After doing lots of research for traditional dishes that complement each other and don't take too many fancy ingredients, we settled on a menu. Blancs de Poulet au Fromage (chicken breasts with cheese), Ratatouille Nicoise (prepared the original way- without eggplant), Baguettes made from scratch, and crepes with sweetened whipped cream/cream cheese mixture and raspberries in sugar. We are very excited!

We are enjoying learning about new countries and sampling their food. The kids are expanding their palates and experiencing new tastes and textures. No picky eaters here!

Stay tuned to my food blog tomorrow for recipes and photos!


Rachel H. said...

How exciting! I have really wanted to try Ratatouille--curious how it would turn out.

Can't wait to see!

Stephanie said...

Lookin' forward to it! I've been enjoying your Around the World meals, with the description of the country's cuisine and everything. It's really neat that you're doing that.

Nathan and Esther Manwaring said...

That is great. I loved being in France but I actually found quite a few things that I didn't like. Maybe I just hit up the wrong restaurants. One thing I did always want to try was escargot. I LOVED it. I came home and found a store that would sell them and learned how to make them. So if you are ever int he mood for some snails, you should try it out!