Last of the catch up recipes!

Here you can check out the recipes for stages 9 to 11.  All are delicious, but I promise you, the Feuilleté is amazing!! Stage 9: Snail Cake (Schneckekueche Gateau)         Stage 10: Duck Lorraine (Canard a la Lorraine)         Stage 11: Smoked Ham and Comté Pastry (Feuilleté Comtois au…

And we’re back!

Yes, it’s been a few days, but we are back from our trip to the snow fields, healthy, happy and thoroughly exhausted! While I have not been able to post, the cooking has continued as promised.  I have a few recipes to share with you tonight and a few more to come over the coming…

In need of a little comfort food?

Well it was a treacherous road in the Tour last night.  Wet.  Miserable. Dangerous.  After experiencing three crashes in two days, Stage 5 forced the retirement of the defending Champion, Chris Froome, amongst a day of carnage and mayhem on the wet cobblestone roads of Northern France. I think the whole peloton could do with…

Hello France! Gaufres de Lille

If you watched the episode of Taste le Tour last night I bet you were hoping that Gabriel was going to give you the recipe for those delectable Meert Waffles, weren’t you? Well, don’t despair!  As delish as Gabriel’s mousse and prawn dish looked, my focus this evening has been recreating the Meert (or Lille)…

Okay, time to strap in!

Where did the last month go?  We’ve had the World Cup, Wimbledon and suddenly it seems we find ourselves on the eve of the Great Race.  It seems that for some, too much sport is never enough!  Oh well, at least I can cook my way through this one!  Are you prepared to embark on…

One month to go…

Yes, my friends, on the 5th July 2014 we will start the gastronomic journey that is le Tour de France all over again. Last year, my goal was to keep up with Gabriel Gaté as he cooked his way through le Tour on behalf of SBS (a local TV station here in Australia), trying out…

And finally, the Taste le Tour Recipe Round Up

Well, it’s taken a while for me to find the time to stop and go over everything I cooked in the culinary whirlwind that was Gabriel Gaté’s Taste le Tour for 2013.  Looking back I still can’t quite believe that I managed to cook 21 different dishes in 21 days while still getting through everything…

And the ‘Dish a Day’ Challenge draws to a close…

Well, the final two dishes are posted for this years Taste le Tour ‘Dish a Day’  Challenge.  Thank you for sharing the journey with me, it’s been loads of fun! I’ll be doing a round up of recipes later this week once I had the chance to recover from 21 days straight of late night…

The end is nigh…

Well my fellow foodies and (armchair) cyclists, the juggernaut that is the Tour de France winds its way to a close this evening (actually it will be very early tomorrow morning Australian time).  And with the end of the Tour comes the end of Gabriel Gaté’s Taste le Tour for 2013.  However, all is not…

Rolled Savoy Sponge with Blueberries

Oh dear!  I am dead on my feet tonight, but not to fear … only 3 more days of le Tour to go.  It has gone so fast…I am beginning to think about what comes next for the ‘Dish a Day’ challenge, but more on that later! For tonight we have a Rolled Savoy Sponge…