Savory Galette Recipe (Pancake Day Special)

Claudia MoschiFrench Classics, Videos17 Comments

In France the savory version of the sweet crepes is called galette and is made with buckweat flour and water. The batter has a very nutty flavor that somehow reminds of peanuts and cashew nuts. Johnny, from the Crafts Beer Channel, added a touch of a dark beer rich in hops that perfectly

Beef Bourguignon Burger recipe

Claudia MoschiFrench Classics, Videos2 Comments

As I might have mentioned I WON AN AWARD last November! The Fondation Nestlé required an original video recipe on how to cook a French staple and there are few things as iconic as the Beuf Bourguignon. But I simply couldn’t abide tradition, I had to twist it big time so I turned it into…

French King Cake Recipe aka Galette des Rois

Claudia MoschiFrench Classics, Videos4 Comments

Today I feel like I’m the king of the world. Why? Because I found the lucky charm in my King Cake, also known in France as the Galette des Rois! This cake is traditionally served around Epiphany and even if it is usually bought in boulangeries is dead simple to make at home, after all it consists in a luscious layer of frangipani (almond … Read More

Moroccan Twist on French King Cake Recipe

Claudia MoschiWTF12 Comments

If you’re into crunchiness and crispiness I think that my twisted version of the King Cake, the French Galette Des Rois, will blow your mind. All it takes is a few sheets of phyllo dough and a touch of

Nids d’Or 2014: the Nestlé Foundation awarded French Guy Cooking

Claudia MoschiWTF5 Comments

It’s with pride and joy that I share with you this good news: last week, the Nestlé Foundation awarded me with the “Nids d’Or 2014” prize in the category “Video and new media” and, guess what made me win? A twist on a French classic, of course! It was my take on a Beef Bourguignon Burger that earned me this … Read More

French Pot au Feu Recipe (French Beef Stew)

Claudia MoschiFrench Classics, Videos1 Comment

If sharing is caring there is absolutely nothing better to share than a family meal, especially if it’s cheap, easy to make and deliciously filling. A French Pot au Feu fits the bill with flying colours: this simple beef stew will give you a savoury broth, plenty of super-tender meat and healthy veggies. The beauty of this recipe is that requires minimum effort and feeds many … Read More

Cheat’s on Béchamel Sauce

Claudia MoschiFrench Classics, WTFLeave a Comment

Do you want to impress your friends with a posh-looking sauce but can’t be bothered with the fuss to make it? Try my cheat version of the Béchamel sauce, a French cuisine staple: you’ll only need a microwave and a couple of heat proof mugs and you will fool them all. This white sauce is the perfect complement to my … Read More

How to pick a real French Croissant

Claudia MoschiFrench Classics15 Comments

Photo by Petr Kratochvil If you are inclined to romanticism you could acknowledge the aroma of caramelized butter as the distinctive fragrance of Paris. Butter really is one of the key ingredients of the French cuisine, and nothing is more quintessentially French than croissants pûr beurre. This delicious pastry is a breakfast staple and should be bought in a boulangerie, asked à emporter – to take … Read More

Vegetarian French Tartare Recipe

Claudia MoschiFrench Classics, VideosLeave a Comment

Do you like the idea of a proper French Steak Tartare but you’re not that into raw meat or meat in general? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with my vegetarian twist on this beloved classic that involves three gorgeous shades of red groceries: red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes and strawberries. These ingredients together oddly work magic and don’t be put off by … Read More