"Vive la France!" Today is Bastille Day. France's National Day. The day the French commemorate the storming of the Bastille Saint-Antoine, a prison, by revolutionaries . I don't know too much about French history but what I do know is I love French food, or more importantly French cooking techniques.
|Bouillabaise (Seafood stew)|
|Coq au vin (Chicken in red wine)|
|Salade Niçoise (Tuna salad with Niçoise Olives)|
|Bouillinade (Fish & Potato Stew)|
|Bœuf bourguignon (Beef in red wine)|
|Gratin dauphinois (Scalloped potatoes in cream)|
|Moules à la marinière (Mussels in wine)|
|Cassoulet (Duck, sausage & bean stew)|
|Fish a la meunière (Fish cooked in butter)|
|Ratatouille (Vegetable stew)|
|Clafoutis (Baked cherry flan)|
|Creme Brulee (Baked custard with burnt sugar top)|
|Crepe Suzette (Crepes caramelised with butter, sugar & orange & flambéed in Grand Marnier)|
I think I might celebrate with a nice glass of burgundy and a piece of brie. Any excuse for cheese. Do you celebrate Bastille Day?