|Haute Cuisine Star Catherine Frot|
|Daniele Delpeuch Photo source|
I was drooling over the exquisite style and creativity of the dishes that she would make for him. I also loved her informalities in the kitchen. She used her hands to toss the salad. She wore everyday clothes when cooking. She said the recipes out loud when she cooked. She cooked from her heart. She's my kind of women!
My favorite quote of the movie -
"A cook isn't an accountant. A cook is an artist."
This is what she said to her sous chef on giving him the recipe for the salad dressing. It was 1/3 balsamic, 1/3 walnut oil, 1/3 olive oil and 1/3 dijon mustard.
Here are the noteworthy items that I wanted to learn more about:
*Cookbook that the President tells her about: “Eloges de la Cuisine Française” (1933) by Edouard Nignon. - link takes you to amazon with a new release of the old cookbook which sells for a pretty penny.
*Choux Farci au Saumon (Cabbage Stuffed with Salmon) Recipe
*Les Jonchee - I looked everywhere and I can't seem to find a recipe on the computer. It's a type of cheese that is fermented in reed mats but it has a sweet, smooth taste with a hint of almonds.
*Here's a great interview of Daniele from the Examiner. Learn more about her HERE.