Tuesday, July 7, 2009

french cuisine

Alexi lived in Rennes, France as an exchange student for a year of high school. His French mother's cooking is legendary in our house. The grandson of his host family, Jean, is currently here for a visit. Alexi asked his French mother to send her recipes for french fries and crepes with him.

Last night, Alexi and Jean tested the recipe for frites.

The process seemed to go smoothly, and not surprisingly, they were a big hit.

Hopefully soon we'll have a chance to make crepes.

20 comments:

chelsea said...

Awesome! I love the handwritten recipes. Something about handwritten French makes me giddy. Those fries look yummy!!

Purple Flowers said...

Those recipes look like they are treasures. It was generous of her to pass them along.

Rynke said...

It looks lovely :) The handwriting is so pretty!

Frau said...

A lot of work for the real thing! Looks delish!

kks said...

oh yum, homemade fries...nothing better...
have a beautiful day...

Ina in Alaska said...

I am hungry now!! And I have not yet had my morning coffee... xoxo

Jodi said...

oh yum. My step-brother married a french woman last year and she she had a big crepe party after some coaxing. 100 crepes later - both savory and sweet - we were sated to say the least. Amazing!

Deidra said...

The handwritten recipes are a treasure. And your dessert looks a amazing. Be sure to let us know how the crepes come out.

Taina said...

How cool that Alexi is half French! My husband is French and enjoys making crepes from the family on Sunday mornings; I'll pass on your mom-in-law's recipe so we can try that one too! Thanks for sharing.

Kwana said...

Delish! These should be in a food mag.

annechovie said...

Eating at your house is truly an event! Looks scrumptious!

pve design said...

pommes frites for dessert...yummy!
J'adore!
pve

Anna said...

i love the way french handwriting looks!

nicola said...

yum. yum. and yum.
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Sammi said...

I love French handwriting. My French teacher at school was French and used to write much the same.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Hanging on edge of chair waiting for crepes...

:-)

caitlin said...

Oh my word! Yum!

Briony said...

yum! i love the recipe shots!

KPiep said...

What a wonderful relationship to have for so many years! I'm glad you had fun trying out the fries!

isabelle said...

crêpes are also our kids' favorite !!