Chocolate Hazelnut Torte

Hazelnut Torte StastyThere is something mesmerizing about chocolate ganache. When I made it the other day, I fell into a kind of trance. Dark chocolate and warm cream slowly melting together creates the most amazingly delicious smell. The more the chocolate melts, the glossier the ganache gets and it feels like you are making a bowl of rich brown silk. More …

Oeufs Au Plat Jambon-Fromage

Oeufs Plats

It’s odd that when I lived in France I never came across this dish,  and now I live in Seattle and I suddenly discover ouefs au plat jambon-fromage, the greatest and most versatile dish ever.  It’s basically some ham, thinly sliced with some soft cooked eggs, melted bubbling Gruyere, a pinch of salt and a flourish of freshly cracked pepper. More …

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