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VENDREDI – FRIDAY

Fondue recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/chocolate-fondue-79410

Vocab:

Les portes ouvertes – open house

Une invitation – an invitation

Un/une invité(e) – a guest

Fondant – melting

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JEUDI – THURSDAY

Tarte tatin recipe: http://www.mamalisa.com/blog/apple-season-a-recipe-for-tarte-tatin/

Vocab:

Trente – thirty                                                                         la pomme – apple

Quarante – forty                                                                     la poêle – frying pan

Cinquante – fifty                                                                      la crème – cream

Soixante – sixty                                                                      fraîche (frais) – fresh

éplucher – to peel

le four – oven

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MERCREDI – WEDNESDAY

Baguette recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/fresh-baguette-15658

How yeast works link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXYZYKfjNBg

Vocab:

Onze – eleven                                                             le pain – bread

Douze – twelve                                                           la baguette – long, French bread

Treize – thirteen                                                          le fromage – cheese

Quatorze – fourteen                                                   la carte – map

Quinze – fifteen                                                          âge – age

Seize – sixteen                                                           an(s) – year(s)

Dix-sept – seventeen                                                 couper (le pain) – to cut (bread)

Dix-huit – eighteen

Dix-neuf – nineteen

Vingt – twenty

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MARDI – TUESDAY

Crêpes recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/crepes-recipe.print.html?oc=linkback

Vocab:

Un – one                                                                      Le sucre – sugar

Deux – two                                                                 Le lait – milk

Trois – three                                                                Le chocolat – chocolate

Quatre – four                                                              La farine – flour

Cinq – five                                                                   Les oeufs – eggs

Six – six                                                                      La confiture – jam

Sept – seven                                                               Le citron – lemon

Huit – eight                                                                  Manger – to eat

Neuf – nine                                                                  Boire – to drink

Dix – ten

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LUNDI – MONDAY

Quiche recipe: http://sarahscucinabella.com/2009/03/25/easy-broccoli-quiche/

Vocab:

Bonjour, je m’appelle… – Hello, my name is…                         J’ai faim! – I’m hungry

Comment tu t’appelles? – What’s your name?                        J’ai soif! – I’m thirsty!

Le couvert – the place setting                                                La serviette – napkin

La fourchette – fork                                                                Le verre – glass

Le couteau – knife                                                                  Le bol – bowl

La cuillière – spoon                                                                 Le sel – salt

L’assiette – plate                                                                     Le poivre – pepper

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Posted June 9, 2015 by frenchcooking2011 in Uncategorized

Lundi 3 juin (Monday, June 3)   Leave a comment

Today, we learned to say our name, now to set a French table and the names for a French place setting.  We also made quiche!! 

Posted June 4, 2013 by frenchcooking2011 in Uncategorized

Friday, June 17, 2011   Leave a comment

Gâteau au chocolat

Today, our final day of class, we made gâteau au chocolat and crème anglaise.   It was complicated, but we pulled it off!  We watched two clips on youtube to get us on our way, and we held an open house to show off our creations.  What fun, and so délicieux!!  Great job, everyone – enjoy all your masterpieces, and bon appétit!

Today’s vocabulary:

Les portes ouvertes – open house

Une invitation – an invitation

Un/une invité(e) – a guest

Links:

Gâteau au chocolate recipe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fDn_j5RZh4

Crème anglaise recipe: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Creme-Anglaise-4984

Crème anglaise video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je3i_BvLO4c&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great big MERCI to my wonderful assistants, Lily, Taylor and Alex!!

 

 

 

French Cooking Class of 2011 – Félicitations!!

Posted June 18, 2011 by frenchcooking2011 in Uncategorized

Thursday, June 16, 2011   Leave a comment

Mmmmmm… Tarte Tatin!

Today we made upside-down apple tart, the French version of apple pie.  We also watched a clip featuring Julia Child making the tart, and learned a song about apples in French (links below).  The tarts turned out beautifully, and were so delicious!

Today’s vocabulary:

Trente – thirty                                                             la pomme – apple

Quarante – forty                                                          la poêle – frying pan

Cinquante – fifty                                                          la crème – cream

Soixante – sixty                                                           fraîche (frais) – fresh

Éplucher – to peel                                                        le four – oven

Recipe for Tarte Tatin: http://www.mamalisa.com/blog/apple-season-a-recipe-for-tarte-tatin/

Step-by-step: http://web.me.com/joshkp/BEEKMAN_1802/learn/Entries/2008/10/20_TARTE_TATIN.html

Song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RijQN44V6g

Video of Julia Child making Tarte Tatin:

http://www.mamalisa.com/blog/tarte-tatin-made-by-julia-child/

Posted June 17, 2011 by frenchcooking2011 in Uncategorized

Wednesday, June 15, 2011   Leave a comment

Baguettes… et fromage!!!

Today we made our very own French baguettes, and garnished them with three kinds of French cheese.  We learned which animals produced French cheese, and in what parts of France the cheese originates.  Be sure to see the links below to see pictures of many different kinds of French cheese – there are more than 365 of them!!  The cheeses we tasted today were: orange – Port-Salut; white – Brie (Président); blue – Roquefort.

Today’s vocabulary:

Onze – eleven                                                             le pain – bread

Douze – twelve                                                           la baguette – long, French bread

Treize – thirteen                                                          le fromage – cheese

Quatorze – fourteen                                                    la carte – map

Quinze – fifteen                                                          âge – age

Seize – sixteen                                                            an(s) – year(s)

Dix-sept – seventeen                                                   couper (le pain) – to cut (bread)

Dix-huit – eighteen

Dix-neuf – nineteen

Vingt – twenty

Baguette recipe links:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/french-baguettes/Detail.aspx

http://www.food.com/recipe/fresh-baguette-15658

French cheeses link:

Pictures: http://www.google.com/search?q=French+cheeses&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=Aqq&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=ivns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=0RTkTbSoK4T2tgORn7UW&ved=0CEIQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=595

Kinds by animal: http://www.fromages.com/cheese_library.php

 

 

 

 

 


 

Posted June 15, 2011 by frenchcooking2011 in Uncategorized

Tuesday, June 12, 2011   Leave a comment

Crêpes!!

Today we made, topped and ate crêpes, learned about chefs’ hats, and met a world-famous French chef named Alain Ducasse.  We also learned a lullaby about food, and had it sung to us by a dog (all these links are below).  What a fun morning!!

Today’s vocabulary:

Un – one                                                                        Le sucre – sugar

Deux – two                                                                    Le lait – milk

Trois – three                                                                 Le chocolat – chocolate

Quatre – four                                                                La farine – flour

Cinq – five                                                                     Les oeufs – eggs

Six – six                                                                          La confiture – jam

Sept – seven                                                                  Le citron – lemon

Huit – eight                                                                   Manger – to eat

Neuf – nine                                                                    Boire – to drink

Dix – ten

Crêpes recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/crepes-recipe/index.html

Fais dodo (lullaby) song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9elhJBcSTs

Fais dodo (dog version): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcd88yJ_gbc&feature=fvsr

French chef Alain Ducasse: http://www.alain-ducasse.com/


   

       

      

      

      

    

      

      

    

  

   

Posted June 14, 2011 by frenchcooking2011 in Uncategorized

Monday, June 13, 2011   2 comments

QUICHE!!!

Today we made two kinds of French quiche — quiche Lorraine and broccoli quiche!!  The links to the recipes are below:

Quiche Lorraine: http://www.cuisine-france.com/recipes/quiche_lorraine.htm

Broccoli Quiche: http://www.simplycraving.com/broccoli-quiche-20080904/

We also learned some new vocabulary:

Bonjour, je m’appelle … – Hello, my name is…                       J’ai faim! – I’m hungry!

Comment tu t’appelles?  – What’s your name?                      J’ai soif! – I’m thirsty!

Le couvert – the place setting                                             La serviette – napkin

La fourchette – fork                                                             Le verre – glass

Le couteau – knife                                                               Le bol – bowl

La cuillière – spoon                                                              Le sel – salt

L’assiette – plate                                                                  Le poivre – pepper

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Posted June 13, 2011 by frenchcooking2011 in Uncategorized