Chef !! a movies for Foodies and food truck lovers ..

Foodies who feasted on “Big Night,” “Babette’s Feast” and “Eat Drink Man Woman” may flock to “Chef,” a lightweight but high-calorie confection in which the actors often run the risk of being upstaged by all manner of scrumptious-looking cuisine.

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Written and directed by Jon Favreau, who also stars as a professionally frustrated chef who earns a second helping of happiness while operating a food truck, this amiably rambling dramedy will play best with audiences primed to go with the flow of its leisurely pacing while enjoying the cross-country ride. And, of course, savoring the views of that tempting grub.

The slightly longish setup establishes Carl Casper (Favreau) as a stressed-for-success master chef in a trendy Los Angeles restaurant where he is absolute master of his kitchen — as long as he pleases the establishment’s demanding owner (Dustin Hoffman). When an even more demanding restaurant blogger (Oliver Platt) pans Casper’s menu as too safe and predictable — and snidely suggests Casper may be overweight because he’s eaten too many dinners returned by unsatisfied customers — Casper furiously tweets an invitation to the critic to return for a taste of the chef’s new bill of fare.

Unfortunately, the owner overrules Casper and insists that his chef prepare the same old same old. Even more unfortunately, a video of Casper’s angry confrontation with the critic goes viral — and the chef quickly finds himself not just unemployed, but virtually unemployable. Fortuitously, Inez (Sofia Vergara), Casper’s well-to-do ex-wife, picks just this time for a trip back home to Miami, where Casper got his start as a culinary artist. She buys him a plane ticket to join her on the trip, ostensibly so he can play “nanny” to Percy (Emjay Anthony), their 11-year-old son — but really so he can get back in touch with his roots.

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cooking tips the choux pastry recipe

How to make  choux pastry

  1. Choux pastry is the lightest, crispiest, airiest pastry, which can be used to make profiteroles, éclairs or savoury gougères. It puffs up in the oven until it is eventually set by the heat. The airiness, in fact, is caused because choux has a high water content, which is turned into steam during baking and this forces the pastry shell outwards and gives it volume.
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This a easy recipe I do everytime for my sweet canapes party ….

Ingredients

140g g Strong White Bread Flour o

110g  Butter

25cls Water or milk

5 Eggs

4 gr of salt

METHOD

Combine the milk, 125ml water, the butter and salt  in a saucepan and set over a low heat. Bring the boil and immediately take the pan off the heat. Shower in the flour and beat the mixture with a wooden spoon until spoon. Return the pan to a medium heat for about 1 minute, stirring constantly, to dry out the paste. Tip it into the bowl. Add the eggs one by one, beating with the wooden spoon. Once they are all incorporated into the mixture, it should be smooth and shiny and thick enough to pipe. The choux paste is now ready to use. (If you are not using it immediately brush the surface with eggwash to prevent a crust forming) Pipe small mounds on a baking sheet line greaseproof paper in staggered rows, using a bag fitted with a 1cm nozzle. Brush with eggwash and lightly mark the tops with the back of a spoon. Bake at 200ºC/Gas 6 fir 15-20 minutes until crisp, but still soft inside. Cool on a window sill.

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Impress your guests this Christmas Season ..

The best christmas Parties design By Ideal Party and Liquidchefs .

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For your Christmas canapes party you need the best !!

That’s why we are different from other – We make our business to be the absolute best. To source the best ingredients for our canapes, to hire the best chefs, the best waiters,  the best menu designers, the best barmen , and to make your party simply exceptional

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For this christmas Ideal party is delighted  to introduce Liquid chefs to make portable bars run like a well oiled machine. the bars are designed to enhance your events and all specialisation have one Goal To take care of every stylish detail and leave the fun to you …

From private  Canapes party to Corporate party Ideal party and Liquid chefs can design the unforgettable christmas party !!

You can as well order your canapes Online …

Or Private cocktail party with butlers and chef ..

For any information email Bertrand Munier Chef@bertrandmunier.com

Chef Bertrand Munier was enthroned as Disciples of Escoffier .

Disciples of Escoffier Award

On the 11th of October 2013 the Association Culinaire Francaise and the Disciples of Escoffier organized their gala black tie dinner dance in the prestigious Landmark Hotel in London.

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Many Chefs and people involved in the Catering Industry were invited by Jacques Pasquier, President of the Association Culinaire Francaise, and President of the Disciples of Escoffier UK, for a 5 course menu .

Prior to the dinner new Disciples of Auguste Escoffier had Been enthroned :

Pascal Aussignac from Club Gascon, David Collard from Colbert, Bertrand Munier from self catering Ideal Party, Pierre Julien Rebuzzi Pastry chef from Landmark Hotel, Nicolas Laridan from le Boudin Blanc, Robert Kendrew from Scotland, Michael Godfrey from Eton College, Thomas Maieli from Mr Duck, Myriam Lombard Sommeliere from Ritz Casino, Mare Wessels Banqueting manager from Landmark Hotel.

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Menu

Boudin blanc, cepe puree, trumpet mushrooms, port jus  – Crozes Hermitage Domaine Mule blanche~ ~ ~

Seared and tartar of mackerel,

 horseradish and beetroot – La Cote d”Heux Cotes de Gascogne

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Fillet of Scottish beef ‘Rossini’
, boulangere potato, tender stem broccoli and Chantenay carrot – Chateau La  Lagune Haut Medoc

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Assiette of farmhouse cheese, chutney and crispbreads- Chateau Cherchy-Desqueyroux Graves

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Dark chocolate cone, Vanilla panacotta, macerated raspberries, warm chocolate sauce

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Coffee and petit fours

 We would like to thanks ACF & Disciples of Escoffier UK 

 and  for the fantastic evening.

what About Auguste Escoffier

Now, you can explore the traditions and methods of the father of classic cuisine!

Click for more ….  http://www.escoffier.edu/about/about-auguste-escoffier/

Potatoes gratin Dauphinois the best recipe

This classic French potato gratin dish is world famous, and rightly so! I am very happy to have this as a main meal, with just some crusty bread baguette and a nice roast lamb. I have heard that this famous dish was created as a way of encouraging the “Dauphin” (the young prince destined to become King Henri II), to eat up his vegetables, hence the name! Maybe – it is certainly just as popular with children, as it is with adults. Try to slice the potatoes as thinly as possible for the best results. A wonderful accompaniment for all sorts of roast meats, stews, casseroles and poultry

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1Kg 500g potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced (such as Desiree, Golden Wonder, Maris Piper, Idaho or King Edward)

6 ounces gruyere cheese, grated

3/4 pint double cream

salt

fresh ground black pepper

2 -4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

2 sprigs fresh thyme

1 ounce butter

cheese, for topping (optional)

Directions:

1 Preheat the oven to 300F/150C/gas mark 2.

2 Take a heavy-bottomed dish or an ovenproof gratin dish (a Le Creuset is ideal – the potatoes tend not to catch), and grease it will with some of the butter.

3 Layer the potato slices in the dish, slightly overlapping each other, seasoning lightly with the salt and pepper, and sprinkling a liberal amount of cheese on each layer.

4 Sprinkle cheese on the top of the last layer.

5 Put the double cream, garlic and sprigs of thyme in a pan and bring to them gently to the boil, then remove the thyme and pour hot cream over the potatoes.

6 Dot the top of the gratin with the remaining butter and some extra cheese if you wish, and bake for about 1 hr to 1 1/2 hrs, or until the potatoes are soft, and the top is crispy and golden brown.

7 Serve bubbling hot as a main meal or as an accompaniment.

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TARTINE OR CROSTINI !!! The perfect way for lunchy

TARTINE OR CROSTINI !!!
Tartine of french charcuterie with duck rillettes, smocked duck
breast, poached pear in read wine, parma Ham and Pickles .
served with rocket salad.

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The perfect way to a nice lunch lunch or for any break .

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Fine French Caviar, naturally caviar!

What About french caviar for Christmas and New year

If you are looking for a smooth, creamy caviar for the more amateur palate, then French caviar  is exactly what you are looking for.

It is made using the “malossol” method, meaning that only fish roe and natural salt is used to make it, without any preservatives.

 

Order Now !!                                 Bon Appetit

Bertrand

Paris-Brest Recipe, The French Plaisir …..

 The  Paris-Brest

History

The pastry was created in 1891 to commemorate the Paris-Brest-Paris bicycle race. Its circular shape is representative of a wheel. It became popular with riders on the Paris-Brest cycle race, partly because of its energy-giving high calorific value, and is now found in patisserie all over France

Recipe 

Choux pastry:
Quarter liter of water
200 g flour
100g butter
A pinch of salt
4 whole eggs
Praline butter cream:
8 egg yolks
250 g of sugar
250 g of softened butter
120g of  praline paste
finish:
100 g sliced almonds
50 g icing sugar
1 egg yolk (gilding)
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To make this recipe the Paris-Brest, first prepare all the ingredients.

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Place water, butter and salt in a saucepan on the fire.

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 boil it .

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Remove from heat and add the flour all at once.

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mix all

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stirring with a wooden spatula, until it pulls away from sides of the pan and it forms a ball.

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Cool 5 minutes. Add eggs 1 by 1 …

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Paris-Brest - 9 Add remaining eggs 1by 1.
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Fill a pastry bag with a choux pastry.
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Lay the puff pastry as a crown.

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Have two strings of dough side by side …

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Brown surface with egg yolk, using a brush.

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Sprinkle a few slivered almonds …

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Backe at  (180°C – 356°F) 30 minutes
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Mix sugar with a little water.

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Bring to a boil and cook until 121 ° C. Using a probe thermometer

Paris-Brest - 24 Put the yolks in mixer bowl. When the sugar is cooked pour it gently at low speed mixer to the egg yolks. Make sure the yolks are at room temperature.
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When the sugar is fully incorporated into the egg yolks beat until completely cooled high speed mixer.

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Make the preparation cooled ….
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Gradually incorporate … the butter .

Paris-Brest - 28  Stir in the last praline paste. The amount will depend on the intensity of flavor that you want.
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fill up the piping bag with praline cream

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Paris-Brest - 35 the finish touch. icing sugar !leave it for 4 hours in the fridge before to serve .Bon appetitBertrand Munier

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Basil ice Cream, The perfect flavour of sweetness..

All about a nice dessert Let share my recipe for Basil ice Cream !!

Ingredients

  • 150g fresh basil leaves and stalks
  • 120g caster sugar
  • 4 medium egg yolks
  • 250ml full cream milk
  • 150ml pot double cream
  • Raspberries and extra basil leaves, to garnish

How to make basil ice cream

1. Put the basil and the sugar into a small food processor and whiz until the basil is finely chopped and the sugar turns bright green.

2. Whisk the egg yolks with the basil flavoured sugar in a bowl until thick and creamy.

3. Warm the milk then whisk it into the egg mixture. Strain the mixture back into the pan and cook over a low heat, stirring until it is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Do not let it boil. Pour into a chilled bowl and leave to cool.

4. When this custard is cold, whip the cream and fold it in. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and follow the instructions. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, Tips!
if you don’t have any ice cream machine, freeze the ice cream for several hours or overnight, Blend with food processor and you will get a nice ice cream

5. Take the container out of the freezer and put into the fridge for 10-15 minutes before serving, to let it soften.

Now, Enjoy your dessert with a nice roasted figs with your basil ice crean with raspberry coulis !

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Bon Appetit,