It seems Fall is the new Summer around here and it’s been kind of chilly at times. With cooler weather I think of tea, soup, and knitting.
This chickpea soup from French Taste was very quick and easy. I didn’t have dried chickpeas on hand so I used canned instead. Instead of regular paprika I used smoked and it really came through. Topped with a swirl of olive oil and the dish was very yummy indeed.
A while back I bought the book French Taste and more recently Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I wasn’t going to get the Julia Child book, but I think the combination of raving reviews of her book, the Julie and Julia movie coming out (I’ve started to read the blog, would be nice if there were pictures), and earning my cookbook street cred all had a factor in buying it. I guess it doesn’t hurt having a classic on the shelf, right?
This meal was entirely French. I’m prepping myself for all the delicious food I’ll be eating in Paris on my honeymoon (any tips/things I must eat there?).
I made the fish with tomatoes and green olive tapenade with Vichy carrots from the French Taste cookbook. It was a simple meal and delicious. I didn’t make the tapenade as I had some delicious La Natura tapenade on hand. The carrots were extra delicious because you can’t go wrong in sauteeing them with butter.