Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Postcard: Lyon Croix Rousse


One of the workshops I will begin offering again on a regular basis at the rentrée is Herbs in French Cooking. Starting this fall, I'll be gathering up armfuls of fresh herbs, all the common ones used in French cooking and some that are wild or not so common but find their way to my markets when they are in season. We go through them one by one and by the time we've rubbed at least a dozen different fresh herbs between our fingers, we'll be ready to cook with them. There's something profound that happens when we get all these herbs and turn our attention to them. One of my favorite things to do with lemon verbena right now is to infuse it into a crème pâtissière, and serve it with strawberries. It is one of those combinations that leaves us all speechless as we greedily scrape the parfait glasses clean.

2 Comments:

Blogger Kathy MomOfNine said...

Just stumbled across your beautiful blog. What lovely pictures, recipes, and thoughts!

6:52 PM, July 14, 2013  
Blogger Katie Zeller said...

I moved my herb garden last year and it's gone crazy - loves it's new spot. But I lost my lemon verbena. Must get more!

9:01 PM, July 16, 2013  

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