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Food in Paris

Cooking resourcefully and organically is where Le Menu de Catherine began, and I will be sharing everything I prepare in my little Parisian kitchen (unless it didn’t work), whether it’s my own inventions or tried and trusted recipes.

New Year’s Day Feast Part 1: Pear and beetroot salad, plus a tale of the most tragic journey home

I've always found New Year's Day to be a bit odd. It always begins with one voice in my head telling me to spend the day getting over the festivities of the night before (i.e., playing Skyrim, drinking copious amounts... Continue Reading →

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Lakaz Maman: A visit to Shelina Permalloo’s Mauritian Oasis (photos galore!)

The 19th December marked the beginning of Christmas 2016. I took the plane from Paris Orly to Southampton, and my mum was waiting for me at the Arrivals gate to take us both straight onto Lakaz Maman, the Mauritian restaurant... Continue Reading →

Why meat and fish have faded out of my grocery shop

If you've been reading my blog for some time, you'll know that I love cooking with vegetables. They're endlessly versatile, they bring colour to every dish, they're ridiculously good for you and over time, they've outgrown meat and fish as... Continue Reading →

Onion Soup: A French Classic

When the weather gets colder and the leaves begin to turn, it's time for a bowl of French onion soup and this year, I decided to finally learn how to make it. If you ask anyone here in Paris, they... Continue Reading →

Happy Thanksgiving: Orange, garlic and rosemary Turkey with all the trimmings!

I hope all you American folks had a lovely Thanksgiving. This year was my second year of celebrating it, and for the first time, I made the turkey. My friend Caitlyn who is originally from Florida, decided to host Thanksgiving... Continue Reading →

Zero Waste Picnic

Yes, it is November and I'm trying to drag out picnic season for as long as possible. So this weekend, I took the opportunity to take a couple of friends who had come to visit, to the Château de Versailles... Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Chilli

A couple of weekends ago, a couple of friends came over for dinner and I wanted to cook a veggie, yet hearty meal. I have a habit of buying things I'm convinced we've  run out of, despite there being an... Continue Reading →

Lentil, Chicken and Potato Soup

I should call this recipe 'For When You Have A Cold...', because I did at the time and I felt much, much better after polishing off the bowl. I wasn't quite sure what this was going to become whilst cooking... Continue Reading →

Stuffed Peppers with Quinoa

How long has it been? Six, eight thousand years? At least that's it's felt according to my adoring fans, and by my adoring fans I mean the voices in my brain. It's been about six weeks since my last post... Continue Reading →

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