Home Creations: Summer Issue

Home Creations: Summer Issue features seasonal ingredients of summer which include (but are not limited to) peaches, tomatoes, baby vegetables such as carrots, zucchini, eggplant, turnip, salmon, squid and lots of herbs. Good news and Bad news..Which one do you want first? Let’s start with the good news…Good news, the dishes created of course 🙂 … Continue reading

Home Creations: An eclectic spring

It has been a while since my last post on home creations. Here are a couple of snap pictures taken from food experiments taken during Spring time. Emulsion of Bacon, Bacon chip Shrimp Carpaccio Also in Amuse-Bouche style… White on White: Monkfish, Cauliflower puree; Fresh cauliflower and Lardo de Colonata Portrait of an Eggplant: Bone … Continue reading

Home Creations: A meal for a dear friend

I was so excited for this weekend to come since my childhood friend, Adele, came to visit me. An avid supporter of my career-change into the culinary world, I wanted to prepare her a very nice meal showing her what I’ve learned so far and how I have become a much better cook. Dessert was … Continue reading

Home creations: Next step

I thought it has been a while since I last prepared dishes that inspired me. I have been to so many restaurants, that I come to be more creative with my own ideas and felt the need to try them out along with different types of techniques in the comfort of my own home. Today, … Continue reading

Chez Jade (continued)

Some recent experiments at home… Cream of Zucchini with Yoghurt Foie gras (2 sequences) 1. Foie gras mi-cuit (semi-cooked), blueberry and rapsberry jus, Foie gras emulsion and Mache leaves 2. Foie gras ravioli, Boudin noir (blood sausage) ravioli in a foie gras bouillon Seared duck breast, with lightly pan-fried foie gras; Asparagus in black olive … Continue reading

Chez Jade

Whilst in Miami, I decided to prepare a small dinner for the family since it has been a long time since I last spent more than a week with them. The meal was all seafood-based since Miami receives and sells some of the freshest seafood on the Atlantic and Caribbean coasts (for once there was … Continue reading

Home creations (part 2)

Another weekend goes by and another opportunity to create some new dishes at home arise. This time, it was Flank steak with a mushroom and Os a Moelle (Bone Marrow) farce accompanied by a light Asparagus puree.   Unlike making an Asparagus puree by overcooking it in water then blending it with liquid cream, the water … Continue reading

Home Creations

Winter in Paris is a great time for food as shops sell very flavorful meat. As a lover of meat, I’m first in line. At home, the duck breast was seasoned, fried, fat side down until caramelization, then turned and ‘arroser‘ from its own oil. The inside has to be rose-colored.  Magret de Canard avec … Continue reading