The Salted Pig

The pig has always been one of my favorite animals to eat; there’s just so much variety that comes out of a pig. Obviously then, when I heard about The Salted Pig‘s recent opening in Hong Kong, I knew I had to try it. A casual eatery near Sheung Wan station, clients eat in wooden and … Continue reading

Le Camion Qui Fume

Like most American Expats in Paris, there are times when I crave things you can only get back home. BBQ, buffalo wings, a corn beef sandwich, and yes…a burger too. Sure, you can find burgers in Paris, you can find them on just about every menu but they’re usually average at best and geared towards … Continue reading

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

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

Le Jeu de Quilles

Le Jeu de Quilles, in the 14th arrondissement, is a very special, tiny restaurant holding 18 covers where the chef, Benoit Reix, (formerly of Les Fines Gueules) prepares French comfort food with an interesting twist in an open kitchen among convivial surroundings. We were surrounded by regulars who were constantly chatting away with the very laid-back chef. … Continue reading

Boucherie Roulière

Boucherie Roulière runs through the Roulière family, who has been in the meat business for five generations, opening its first restaurant in Tours in 1877. Jean-Luc Roulière, the fifth generation butcher opened the restaurant in 2006. As the name suggests, it’s mostly about the meat in this small narrow joint of 35 covers where customers feat on … 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

Dans Les Landes

Since Yves Camdeborde’s success with Le Comptoir, s’wine bars (everything pork, cochon, ham, pig, hog, boar, jambon, & wine) have become more trendy.Upcoming openings include Gregory Marchand from Frenchie and Guillaume Delage from Jadis. Why this trend? It’s more convivial, you get to mingle with the locals by sitting in communal tables, it’s affordable and you … Continue reading

Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie

After a shopping day at your local cuisine shops (e.g. Mora, Bovida, Simone and the likes), you can take a break at Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie situated next to Bovida. Before coming to Ferrandi, I had always passed by this restaurant/boutique and often saw many people coming out of the shop with bags filled with … Continue reading

Robert et Louise

Robert et Louise is a small restaurant, easily missed on the Rue Veille du Temple. Try not to miss this hidden gem for carnivores. The walls are adorned with kitchen utensils and pictures of the old days – makes you feel like you’re back in 1930s. In general, the decor is rather minimal, everything around you … Continue reading