Tag: french food

Enjoy the Bon Fromage Festival of European Cheeses from the comfort of your own home

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Things are being done a little differently this year, including the Bon Fromage Festival of European Cheeses, which is being held online for the first time.  Running from 21 – 29 November 2020, the virtual festival is a celebration of the finest French fromage and provides cheese lovers with access to order exclusive French cheese packs and participate in free online masterclasses. There are many masterclasses to choose from including Blue Loves, Strong and Stinky, The Classics, Soft and Creamy, and  Elevated Cheese Snacks. Take a look at the full line up here.  These masterclasses are free of charge and you can sign up anytime during the festival.  If you want to take this culinary experience to the next level, there is a limited selection of VIP Packs with exclusive workshops also available. Each VIP Pack and masterclass has been curated by some of Australia’s leading artisanal cheese and beverage merchants including Sydney’s Simon Johnson Quality Foods, Adelaide’s Smelly Cheese Shop, and The Drink Hive. What’s included in the VIP Packs? These exclusive culinary packs and masterclasses are curated by Bon Fromage and some of Australia’s best artisanal cheese and beverage merchants. The packs range between $85-$140 including shipping.  The VIP Packs can be ordered up until Sunday 22 November.  The Drink Hive – a collection of perfectly paired French cheese and wine. Masterclass on Friday 27th November at 7pm. Simon Johnson – a collection of very different French cheeses and paired condiments. Masterclass on Saturday 28th November at 5pm. The Maker and Monger –… Read More

Get saucy with Manu Feildel this Bastille Day

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French chef, restaurateur and all-round nice guy, Manu Feildel loves his sauces. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t? And with Manu’s new range of French-inspired sauces –  ‘The Sauce By Manu’ – you can now bring a little bit of France home. No need to fuss about, trying to get the sauce just right, as Manu has taken care of this for you. All you need to do is simply focus on pulling together the rest of the meal.  If you’re planning to celebrate Bastille Day with a French dish, why not take Manu up on his offer to give you a helping hand. Manu currently has six sauces available from Woolworths (RRP $5): Peppercorn, Lamb & Rosemary, Mushroom, Red Wine, White Wine, and Mustard Sauce.  To kick off the celebrations, why not try Manu’s delicious Beef Wellington recipe. Beef Wellington & Manu’s Red Wine Sauce “My delicious version of a classic French Red Wine Sauce. Made with shiraz, veal and beef glace, onions and classic herbs and spices. I love whisking in a knob of butter just before serving. Magnifique!” INGREDIENTS (serves 4) 800g-1kg Beef Eye Fillet 20ml Olive Oil 8-10 Very Thin slices of Prosciutto 1 Sheet Careme Butter Puff Pastry Or 2 Sheets Of Puff Pastry 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 X 150g Pouches The Sauce By Manu – Red Wine Sauce 400g Swiss Brown Mushrooms, coarsely chopped 3 Golden Shallots, coarsely chopped 3 Cloves Garlic, crushed 6-8 Sprigs Thyme 30ml Olive Oil 30g Butter 50ml Madeira Or White Wine METHOD 1. Line… Read More