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Chef’s Table Goes French Style


Chef’s Table Goes French Style

Netflix brings us a French twist on the original delectable documentary globetrotting series “Chef’s Table” with a focus on France.  Now streaming.  I’ve already savored all 4 episodes.

Discover four of France’s Michelin top chefs who are revolutionizing French cuisine, Alain Passard of L’Arpège in Paris, Michel Troisgros of La Maison TroisGrois in Roanne, Adeline Grattard of Yam’Tcha in Paris and Alexandre Couillon of La Marine in Noirmoutier.

What an inspiration! These chefs are driven to follow their art and heart always raising the bar for themselves, experimenting, taking risks, and mostly being true to themselves, and their inspiration no matter what!

Did you say cheese? This series takes you on a personal voyage into the heart and mind of 4 revolutionary chefs beyond what you could ever imagine…

 

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The Unglamorous Origin of “French Toast” or pain perdu!


French Toast is a yummy luscious breakfast treat in the US with a French twist … but do you know the humble creation and  unglamorous origin of French Toast ?

Picture of french toast
Picture of french toast (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

French toast, also known as eggy bread, Bombay toast, German toast, gypsy toast, poor knights, or Torrija, is a dish made of bread soaked in milk, then in beaten eggs and then fried. In French, we call French Toast  “pain perdu” which literally translates as ” lost bread”. In the old days nothing went to waste and old  or stale bread or pain rassis was just recycled into a delicious treat. Dipped in milk, eggs and sugar with a dash of cinnamon then baked or fried it became  known in the US as “French Toast” as we enjoy it today!

French toast, maple syrup, and orange juice. S...
French toast, maple syrup, and orange juice. San Diego, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)