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Savory Onion Tarte Tatin

Savory Onion Tarte Tatin

When I first tasted an apple Tarte Tatin at the Auberge de Chasseur near Lausanne Switzerland I fell in love and proceeded to learn to make this simple yet sublime caramelized apple dessert. Over the years I substituted the apple for pears, peaches and even […]

Does a Pork Pie Belong at Royal Regatta?

Does a Pork Pie Belong at Royal Regatta?

This Pork Pie does! I love a good pork pie and have been on a never ending quest for the best in the world – to date that honor is held by James and John Graham Family Grocers in Penrith. It was only natural that […]

A bit about me

A bit about me

Want to know a little bit about me? Before I met Adrienne (she’s the brunette, I’m the blond) there wasn’t a vegetable out there that I could say I loved…ok, corn on the cob but that probably doesn’t count. And fish, please, I ate it […]

Scrambled Eggs with Black Truffles

Scrambled Eggs with Black Truffles

Scrambled eggs with black truffles is a classic combination and for good reason!  The earthy aroma and taste of the black truffle marries well with the rich consistency of scrambled eggs.  And they can be served at any meal: breakfast, brunch or dinner!   There are […]

Lemony Chicken Tagine

Lemony Chicken Tagine

On a whim I bought a tagine at an Emile Henry outlet store in France last year and after trying a lot of different recipes this Lemony Chicken Tagine is now my go-to dish!  A tagine is an earthenware dish with a domed lid like […]

Carrots à la Fermière, Farmers Carrots

Carrots à la Fermière, Farmers Carrots

I discovered Carrots à la Fermière, or Farmers Carrots,  in ‘The Monet Cookbook, Recipes from Giverny’.  This very simple and delicious way of cooking carrots creates a lovely sauce with hardly any effort and the carrots remain firm not mushy even though they cook in […]

CWA expands audience to China with Sweet & Sour Chicken recipe!

CWA expands audience to China with Sweet & Sour Chicken recipe!

Through a collaboration with Xu Minji’s Conversation with China Instagram channel Cooking with Adrienne has expanded its audience to China foodies with a Sweet & Sour Chicken recipe.  The goal of Minji’s blog is to bring together people from different cultures by sharing their common experiences […]

Brandade de Morue captures the clean taste of the sea

Brandade de Morue captures the clean taste of the sea

Brandade de Morue, or Bacalao, is often served as an hors d’oeuvre or tapas all over the Mediterranean on a piece of toast or stuffed into a small tomato.  But this creamy garlicky puree of salt cod and potatoes, with its salty deep sea taste,  […]

Squid with Black Pudding Stuffing

Squid with Black Pudding Stuffing

This is totally a Jamie Oliver recipe and one of the reasons I love his food.  The simply delicious combination of squid with black pudding stuffing and a sticky cherry tomato sauce can’t be beat.  It may seem strange to combine meat with squid but […]

Easy Mock Hollandaise Sauce

Easy Mock Hollandaise Sauce

Adrienne introduced me to this Mock Hollandaise sauce one evening when we were having a simple dinner of grilled scallops and a salad.  I loved the bright lemony lightness of it.  It became my go-to sauce for so many dishes – try it on trout […]

Five Easy Fish Recipes for the New Year

Five Easy Fish Recipes for the New Year

  We all know we should be eating more fish and now with the excess of the holidays behind us it’s the perfect time to broaden your repertoire of fish recipes.  Here are Five Easy Fish Recipes for the New Year: A simple Dover Sole […]

Salmon Fillets with Mandarin and Ginger

Salmon Fillets with Mandarin and Ginger

The citrus and ginger combination kick up the taste in this dish of Salmon Fillets with Mandarin and Ginger from the wonderful cookbook Citrus by Catherine Phipps.  If you can’t lay your hands on mandarins I have used an orange or tangerine as a substitute.  […]

Grilled Dover Sole with Brown Butter Sauce and Capers

Grilled Dover Sole with Brown Butter Sauce and Capers

Grilled Dover Sole with Brown Butter Sauce and capers is a simple but sublime dish that takes very little time to prepare or cook.  You must apply your full attention to both the grilling of the sole and browning of the butter.  All it takes […]

Smoked Haddock Omelette

Smoked Haddock Omelette

This simply delicious smoked haddock omelette is beyond easy and ready in 30 minutes from start to finish.  Just add a green salad and dinner is sorted!  I keep smoked haddock in the freezer so it is always on hand.

An Easy, Elegant Christmas Dinner

An Easy, Elegant Christmas Dinner

I know many of you are in the throes of planning Christmas dinner and probably wishing for an easy, elegant alternative to roast beef or turkey.  Don’t get me wrong I love a good roast with all the trimmings but it is a lot of […]

Seven easy canape recipes for your holiday entertaining

Seven easy canape recipes for your holiday entertaining

I have been living in England for four years now and every Thanksgiving we host a drinks party for all our friends and neighbors because I miss the food but we cannot do the real thing just for the two of us.  So the canapes […]

Lovely, Lemony, Life-saving Sorrel Soup

Lovely, Lemony, Life-saving Sorrel Soup

As the sorrel patch in my garden produces its second or third growth I am reminded of the first time I made sorrel soup with Adrienne.  We cut mountains of sorrel in the morning and sat together at the kitchen table stripping out the thick […]

Dinner in 30 minutes? Escalope de Foie Gras à la Vinaigrette!

Dinner in 30 minutes? Escalope de Foie Gras à la Vinaigrette!

Is there a Cooking with Adrienne version of Dinner in 30 minutes? Escalope de Foie Gras à la Vinaigrette is the CWA answer! Inspired by a recipe from Michel Guèrard, Escalope de Foie Gras à la Vinaigrette is easy and elegant – and ready in […]

Duchess Potatoes

Duchess Potatoes

Adrienne was always determined to produce good tasting food that looked appetizing with as little fuss as possible. Duchess potatoes are those lovely little piped puffs of mashed potatoes with the crisped brown edges. They are a bit of a fiddle to make using a […]

Heavenly Plum Clafoutis

Heavenly Plum Clafoutis

Adrienne made this Clafoutis particularly at this time of year when the Italian Prune Plums are in season. Sometimes called Empress Plums or Quetsche, they are the European-style plum (Prunica domestica) – small, dense, egg-shaped fruit with blue or purple skin, freestone pits (they separate easily […]

Adrienne, Please make Moussaka!

Adrienne, Please make Moussaka!

This is exactly the time of year that Adrienne would be making Moussaka.  At the end of the summer when the eggplants came fast, furious, and enormous, we made moussaka by the trayful. The whole family gathered round to lend a hand in the preparations. […]

Kubaneh Bread – Yemeni Pull-Apart Rolls

Kubaneh Bread – Yemeni Pull-Apart Rolls

This recipe for Kubaneh Bread – Yemeni Pull-Apart Rolls – is not from the Cooking with Adrienne book but I am sharing it for the Food For Thought campaign.  First, because I know Adrienne would love it and second, I thought it would be the perfect thing to […]

Vegetables al Forno

Vegetables al Forno

 What to do with all those zucchini, eggplants and tomatoes that are spilling out of the garden? Make Vegetables al Forno a recipe from the book Cooking with Adrienne!! I am sharing it during the Food For Thought campaign because I believe food connects us […]

Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus

Amaze your friends with this easy and delish recipe for homemade hummus. I never knew how easy it was to make homemade hummus but if I had known how much better it tastes than any store bought version I would have been making it years […]

Summer Tomato Salad

Summer Tomato Salad

In August and September, when the tomatoes are abundant, we gorge ourselves on this Summer Tomato Salad because we know that the time for eating it at its best is finite. The salad epitomizes the best things of summer – the warmth of the sun, the […]

Pasta, Pesto and Shellfish

Pasta, Pesto and Shellfish

To support the Food For Thought 2017 fundraising campaign for FTD dementia, here is one of Adrienne’s favorite summertime recipes – Pasta, Pesto and Shellfish – from the book Cooking with Adrienne.  Do you know someone who is caring for a dementia patient? Many caregivers […]

Food For Thought

Food For Thought

The Cooking With Adrienne Blog will be devoted to the Food for Thought (#FFT) campaign from 25th September to 9th October. The FFT campaign is raising awareness and funding a cure for Adrienne’s Dementia – Frontotemporal Degeneration. Please help us #EndFTD Dementia! Support Food For Thought […]

Michael’s Mayonnaise

Michael’s Mayonnaise

My husband makes the mayonnaise in our house and that’s why it is called Michael’s Mayonnaise!  He makes it for no other reason but that he likes making it and it tastes so good!  He started out using the recipe in Mastering French Cooking because […]

Troisgros Tomato Vinaigrette

Troisgros Tomato Vinaigrette

The Troisgros brothers have a great affinity for using vinegar in their cooking and Adrienne took that to heart.  This wonderfully simple Troisgros Tomato Vinaigrette is more sauce than emulsion and is perfect on Sea Bass or to dress up any simply cooked fish.  You […]

Blueberry Polenta Upside Down Cake

Blueberry Polenta Upside Down Cake

Easy Blueberry Polenta Cake is a lovely alternative to the traditional dessert. The polenta gives it a nutty taste and is lighter than you would expect.



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