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 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…

It’s days like these…

… that I really love food!  As we near the end of Gabriel Gaté’s Taste le Tour for 2013, and the riders of the Tour de France prepare to power (or limp) their way onto the Champs-Élysée, Gabriel shares with us a recipe that encapsulates all we know and love about French food. The recipe…

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…

Yabbies and truffles

It’s late, and I’ve been sitting here watching the Tour riders dice with disaster as they careen down the decline of the Alpe d’Huez.  Whoever called that a road was being outstandingly generous … ! Today we taste tested Gabriel Gaté’s recipe for Yabby Turnovers with Truffle.  It was so good.  Simple flavours, cooked to…

Roast Saddle of Lamb with Herb Stuffing

Here is a quick and easy lamb roast recipe that is jam packed full of flavour.  This recipe from Gabriel Gaté is tender, juicy and really showcases fresh herby flavours with the delicious lamb loin as the showstopper. Lamb roast in under an hour – check out the recipe and try it at home! Until…

Reward for the patient…Apricot ice cream with caramelised almonds

Ice cream!  Yum! Fabulously easy recipe for Apricot Ice cream and Caramelised Almonds is done, completed and eaten! Seriously, this is a very easy recipe for home made ice cream.  If apricots are not your thing, have a go and substitute whichever fruit you like.  It is fun, fresh and easy…what more can I say?…

Teaser for tomorrow…

Well, technically speaking tonight’s dish is Apricot ice-cream with caramelised almonds.  Sounds yum, doesn’t it?  Anyway, as you might know making ice-cream is a bit of a process and …okay, I’ll just be honest; I forgot to freeze the bowl of my ice-cream attachment on the Kitchenaid …which means I can’t whip my ice cream…

Lyonnais Cheese Dip

Well, this recipe in French is called cervelle de canut which literally translates to ‘Silk worker’s brain’.  Sounds appetising doesn’t it?  Find out why and how to make it here…  (it’s okay, there’s no real brains involved in this one, believe me!)