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Just cooking…

Just cooking…

If it seems that a big part of this blog is about cooking and dining, maybe it is because it reflects what life is like around here! We take food very seriously at la Baye…. probably because it is what we share most with visiting friends and family! I started off as a reader-of-cooking-books-cook, but after…

Going back to my roots..

Going back to my roots..

My Chinese grand father’s heritage must be resurfacing…. after a trip to Hong Kong a few years ago, and tasting the addictive street food, we decided Chinese cuisine would keep a place of choice in our gastronomic pantheon.. A chance encounter with Margot Zhang, in Santiago (!), and a cooking class later, we where prepared…

30 years later…

30 years later…

When stumbling over a picture of a New Year party menu they had as students 30 (!!!) years ago, my guardians decided it would be a good idea to create a remake… I guess this time the ingredients have been slightly upgraded 😉 1989… …to 2019 another truffle evening… Langoustines with the to-die-for bisque

From le Jardin des Sens to la Baye des Anges

From le Jardin des Sens to la Baye des Anges

It turns out that many of our best friends are unbelievable cooks: the truffle was cooked as a “Fine purée de potimarron aux truffes”, a recipe from the  Pourcel brothers from the iconic Jardins des Sens, the 3 Michelin stars in Montpellier. Potimarron, hazelnuts and truffle, pure blissful indulgence…. Thank you Jean-Charles! Those in-the-know will…

Baking Christmas biscuits at la Baye des Anges

Baking Christmas biscuits at la Baye des Anges

We have strong german Christmas traditions in the family, as my mother in-law is German and we both grew up in Strasbourg. This year, we documented the tastiest of them: Christmas biscuit baking with the wise guidance of my in law, doing that kind of things four handedly makes it definitely quite fun. The winter…

Summer

Summer

With summer, comes the lavendin in full bloom in our little field, you don’t have to leave the property to do that instagramready shot!    Summer is also synonym of lazy summer afternoons, long meals (made a bliss by the kitchen garden steps off the kitchen that gives out it’s summer bounties!) … and far…

Diner with l’Aromat

Diner with l’Aromat

Chef Sylvain Robert, from the restaurant L’Aromat and his head waiter Damien came to La Baye des Anges for a blissful evening! Starting with the aperitif by the pool We are given a master class in Champaign sabering, by Luc Trottier, the Bear Foot Bistro sommelier who is visiting us and nearby Chateau La Nerthe…

Summer lifestyle @ La Baye des Anges

Summer lifestyle @ La Baye des Anges

Very often, it starts with a Petanque. All are welcome, and our Japanese friends are most excited to learn a new game Pind pong under the wisteria is another big draw But of course, it all ends around the pool.. This was a lucky evening: chef Sylvain Robert, from l’Aromate in Marseille, cooked for us…

Summer and the kitchen garden

Summer and the kitchen garden

We have now hit the “Corne d’abondance” point, to which it impossible to keep up eating daily what the garden produces, especially tomatoes so I am experimenting with the age old conserve making (tomato coulis, ubiquitous in Provencal cuisine) All the ratatouille ingredients are to be found steps from the kitchen But also, all sorts…

L’Aromate @ la Baye des Anges

L’Aromate @ la Baye des Anges

Sylvain Robert, L’Aromat’s chef and his wife Virginie cater for our summer fiesta this year, the brief is to cook from our kitchen garden’s production: tomatoes, courgettes, courgettes flowers, aubergines; spring onions, and a variety of herbs… the result is awesome and wiped out within minutes! Sylvain Robert is Maitre Cuisinier de France, you can…

From soil to pot…

From soil to pot…

Since the whole point of a kitchen garden is to have create delicious meals, here is our take on how to use it.. Our very first courgette, how exciting! So tender that it can be eaten raw, and makes a delicious salad with your choice of herb and a drizzle of olive oil The overgrown…

June in the kitchen garden

June in the kitchen garden

The garden has now turned into a jungle!! The tomatoes are climbing up, the courgettes and melons spreading way out of their garden bed Strawberries keep coming out! On the lower left corner of the picture, a leave of Comfrey that I use as organic fertiliser, plants do seem to like it a lot 🙂…

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