What is a Crêpe? These delicate pancakes are known as ‘crêpes’ in France. Their name comes from Old French ‘crespe’ which traces back to the Latin ‘crispa’ or ‘crispus’ which means curled. This probably refers to their often slightly ruffled edges. A French café that specializes in crêpes is known as a crêperie. Crêpes are…

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How to make cheese soufflé

Golden, airy and fluffy like a cloud, here is the undisputed king of all soufflés: the cheese soufflé, Soufflé au fromage in French, a purely French artistic performance. WHAT IS THE ORIGIN OF SOUFFLÉ? The soufflé has a very specific origin in the history of gastronomy, that started in France in the first half of…

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how to make pasta amatriciana

Simple and flavorful, bucatini all’amatriciana is named for the small town of Amatrice, located about an hour northeast of Rome. Bucatini, a long and hollow pasta, perfectly picks up the simple sauce, which is perfectly balanced with spicy chili, sharp Pecorino Romano cheese, sweet-tart tomato sauce and rich guanciale (cured pork cheek). Like bacon and…

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