Holly of Phe.MOM.enon (one of the members of both groups) and Laurie came up with the idea of celebrating Dorie's birthday by creating our version of the 'perfect menu' from Dorie's new bookAround My French Table by choosing a few people who have been with TWD for a long time and joined FFwD.
There are 9 sections in Around My French Table and every blogger chose a section to pick a recipe from. The sections are:
1. Nibbles & hor d'oeuvres
3. Salads, starters, and small plates
4. Chicken and duck
5. Beef, veal, pork, and lamb
6. Fish and shellfish
7. Vegetables and grains
I was very much tempted to pick something from Desserts, but instead I chose the section Chicken and duck and picked Curried Chicken with Pepper and Peas en Papilotte on page 221 of Around My French Table. This dish was perfect for me as it requires very little preparation and it's extremely easy to put together: you slice up some chicken thighs, a red onion and a pepper, add some peas and curry, salt and pepper to the mix. Cut some parchment into 4 pieces and divide the chicken mix over the 4 pieces. Fold them closed and bake in the oven untill the chicken tests done. Serve with rice.
I'm not going to post the entire recipe, I want to urge you to go ahead and buy Around My French Table: you won't regret it as it's filled with lovely French recipes that are easy to make at home! I loved the flavour, although I might add just a little bit more curry or use a spicier variety next time. Unfortunately I can't show you how it turns out as I accidentally erased all the pictures from my camera before uploading them to my computer :S
Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag Dorie! (translation: Happy Birthday Dorie!)
Thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes and cookbooks you have written, they are truly amazing!
Thank you Holly and Lauri for organizing this virtual birthday dinner! Are you curious about the other recipes that were made or do you want to know what other bloggers participated in this virtual birthday dinner? Go check out the roundup over at Phe.MOM.enon!!!