Being stuck home made me try a lot of stuff I never tried before. The global crisis we’re facing right now makes me feel like I need to be comforted and there is no better way for me, to bring a bit of joy, happiness and feeling of lightness than cooking some good recipes. It works all the time! As I miss Bordeaux really bad these days, and because it will probably take quite a long time before we can return, I decided to bake something that will bring me back in France. Bread and chocolate… Can’t ask for better!
The day I fell for Paul Marius was an amazing day. We were just getting in the beautiful city of Montpellier in France. We arrived by train in the evening, and we checked in our Air B&B. It was a lovely loft at “La Place de La Comédie.” Every time we get in a new spot, we always run to the window to see what’s the view like and this time, something different was there! It was in the building in front of our loft in such a cute little pedestrian street. This gorgeous handbag. Black and gold, not too big, just enough … you know… Perfection! It was love at first sight but it was out of reach … the store was closed.
For me, this recipe is 100% French and it reminds me of all these amazing times we had when we were in France. French cuisine is one of my favourites. It’s true that French cuisine is most of the time very technical but not this recipe. As I’m not a professional cook and because I love comfort food, I prefer simple dishes. In my opinion, they are the best! Most of the greatest chefs out there developed their passions and learned their skills when they were young. Playing and running around their mother and grandmother in the kitchen when they were cooking. They were soaked in all these cooking traditions and all this know-how that’s shared from generation to generation. Comfort food evokes the pleasure, the warmness and the happiness linked to our childhood.