November 6, 2017

A cheese fondue is a wow factor for a really great dinner party or a fun family night, especially when you have all your family over and the kids can get involved. You can make it as fancy (with real French cheese) as you like, or just opt for easier ready available Au...

November 2, 2017

Tarte Flambée, Pissaladiere and Flamfkuchen. And what's the difference ? 
They're essentially all forms of pizza, right? They are all typically round or rectangular, flat bread, crisp on the bottom, simply garnished on top, rustic and yet urbane. Mais c'est parfai...

October 23, 2017

Some of the BEST croissants, vienoisseries and danishes in Australia ? Look no further than the South Melbourne market's own - Agathé Pâtisserie. A festival exhibitor regular, this year you can meet Agathé in person at IN MY FRENCH KITCHEN as she shares with you her se...

October 8, 2017

This Franco-Germanic pizza (esque) is a very very thin, very very crispy delight which you may more commonly call Flammkuchen.

I love that there is now a restaurant devoted to tarte flambée (Resto Bobo - I'm looking at you) but if you want to do a basic but really good...

October 3, 2017

(It's what Aussies call,  scallopped potatoes) 


1.5kg of potatoes, sliced thinly ( I just discovered the slicing disc on my food processor!! Seriously peeps - this saves 30 minutes of slicing by hand, which I'd grown up seeing and had done until this ye...

September 19, 2017


1 litre milk

2 vanilla pods

500g icing sugar

4 whole eggs

4 egg yolks

200g flour

100g unsalted melted butter

30g rum (or leave out if you like)


Turn oven onto 180 degree celcius. 

Bring 1 litre milk to the boil, then split vanilla pods and add to milk. 
Put th...

August 30, 2017

It's cold. Il fait froid. There's no way getting around it, unless you're pregnant (like me) and you alternate between hating the cold Melbourne winter and feeling so hot and heavy and ugh that the only thing to comfort you is glorious French food. Soup is a very big g...

August 18, 2017

In Australia we have grown up with French toast, and many times I've been asked is this really "French" ?

I didn't think so until researching French recipes for this blog and realised AH HA!! Pain perdu IS our French toast.  Kind of. Different name, but yes  ... very si...

March 21, 2017

Growing up my mum always told me that the first crepe was always a waste. You would cook it knowing it would end up in the bin. Why she wouldn't just eat it, regardless of how it looked I never understood especially considering how much the French hate wasting food. I...

October 17, 2016

Chicken is probably my most favourite main dish and while there's a thousand ways to make it, this quintessential French recipe is the absolute best way to do it. This version is courtesy of Manu Fiedel, and has always left my dinner guests wanting more....

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