Ever heard of a Saucisson without Fat???

6 Apr

The French cooked meats brand, Bordeau Chesnel, has recently launched their new product:  a saucisson without all the fat!

The new Saucisson Sec

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Quaker Oats bought by Pepsi!

7 Mar

The American drinks company has just bought the company Quaker Oats in a deal equivalent to an 11 figure number. Continue reading

Wanna-be French baguettes at McDonald’s?

25 Feb

McDonald’s has come up with a new innovative sandwich to appeal more to its French customers, the ‘McBaguette’, announced February 25th 2012. Continue reading

French Crepes

21 Feb

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Crepes have been a French tradition since forever. It is famous for all of its little creperies in its towns and cities with the tourists joining in with the locals enjoying them just outside. For National Pancake Day here it the classic French tradition recipe for Crepes. This recipe is simply and delicious and you will be getting a true feeling of what a real French Crepe tastes like.

Nationality: French Cost: £3

Ingredients:

  • 3 Eggs
  • 250g of Flour
  • 500ml of Milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 glass of Beer (15cl)
  • Pinch of Salt

Preparation:

Mix all the ingredients together with a whisk until it becomes a smooth mixture. Cover the bowl and put into the fridge for about an hour for it to rest. Heat a frying pan on high heat. Lightly grease the hot frying pan. Use a small ladle to measure out the batter and simply pour into the hot pan and spread evenly. Flip over the crepe when you see it is no longer sticking to the surface. Remove from heat.

Note: You can serve these crepes with sweet or savory accompaniments (eg: Lemon, Sugar, Nutella, Jam, Ice cream or Ham, Eggs, Cheese and even Bacon)

 

The French Table

20 Feb

Nationality: French

85 Maple Road, Surbiton
KT6 4AW Surrey London
Tel: 020 8399 2365

Valentine’s Day dinner under $10

16 Feb

This year, romantic candle-lit dinners were available for couples in American fast food chains on Valentine’s Day, February 14th 2012. Continue reading

Light Classic Banoffee Pie

16 Feb

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This dessert is actually originates from England but when looking back on the history of the banoffee pie we find out that it was actually an inspiration from an American dessert called “Blum’s Coffee Toffee Pie” but the English decided to change it up again and has been done like this ever since. The reason why I classify this as a some-what American dessert is because of how popular it is in the USA. this recipe is classified as ‘Light’ as we are using Light Carnation condensed milk and no thick layer of whipped cream on top, this pie is heavy enough without the cream.

Nationality: American Cost: £5

Ingredients: FILLING

  • 1 can of Light Carnation condensed milk
  • 100g of Butter
  • 100g of Brown Sugar
  • 2 Bananas

Ingredients: CRUST

  • 250g of Digestive cookie crumbs
  • 100g of melted Butter

Preparation:

Crush the 250g of cookies into crumbs until they are a fine dusty sandy consistency and then mix in melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of a greased pie dish and let cool on the fridge while preparing filling.

Melt the butter in a pan on low/medium heat and at sugar. Stir continuously as you are making a caramel and you don’t want the butter and sugar to get to hot and burn (which can happen VERY easily). Once the sugar has melted in the butter there with still be a layer of butter on the top but this is normal. Pour in the condensed milk and stir until all of it as combined and become one mixture with no lumps of dark brown caramel. Set aside. Cut up bananas in slices and place on the top of the crust and then pour toffee over it evenly. Cool on the fridge for about an hour and then serve.