Farfalle with Sweet Peas and Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Sweet green peas, sautéed mushrooms, and heavy cream make this springy, earthy, and rich pasta dish come alive. Continue reading Farfalle with Sweet Peas and Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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Creamy Squash Soup with Parsley, Parmesan and Pine Nuts

FEATURED ON THE DAILY MEMPHIAN – Lemon zest and garlic add vibrance and warmth to this creamy soup after cooking the vegetables in butter and broth. Gently heat the cream with the puréed vegetables to avoid bitterness from the lemon zest. Continue reading Creamy Squash Soup with Parsley, Parmesan and Pine Nuts

Pâté de Campagne 

I’ve been reading the lyrical writing of Elizabeth David’s French Provincial Cooking this week. Published in 1960, the book describes David’s experience of food in the provinces of France away from the bright lights and big kitchens of Paris. English by birth, David fell in love with the cookery of the countryside in her formative years. She describes the post-World War II French food scene … Continue reading Pâté de Campagne