Gourmet French Food and all about French Cuisine

March 9, 2011

The world of gourmet is an open book, from which we continually learn. French food still rallies in the number one spot, as the worldwide favorite. Home gourmets and enthusiasts alike want to learn how to create these wonderful sauces and foods; we hope that this sections will be of help to those of you gourmet enthusiasts. Enjoy!

The Christmas Season is upon us, and with that comes the holiday delights that are only savored once a year. View the traditional French Christmas recipes and start a new tradition of your own. If you’re looking for holiday basket ideas try something new . . . create that very special gift for family and friends this year, because you know exactly what they like and want!
French Cuisine the term, is somewhat of a misnomer, because the word ‘cuisine’ is the French word for kitchen [not about food itself]. Americans however generally think of ‘French Cuisine’ as being really great French food. With that in mind, this section includes several subjects that we cover in our ‘Gourmet Food’ section including: basic cooking methods, French ingredients, great traditional French recipes, setting up a kitchen, and kitchen pantry, how to tips on for the great Chefs techniques, Cooking Trips to France, cooking with fresh herbs, English to French culinary words and phrases, and the world of French cooking made easy.

French Classic Sauces are what make-up Great French Food
If you’re willing to take a little time, and prepare these special French sauces, without shortcuts, as they are meant to be prepared, you’ll be well rewarded. First start with good homemade Classic Stocks. You will undoubtedly recognize some of these great French sauces, but most of these great French sauces, you’re probably unaware of. None of them are difficult to make, just follow the instructions and you’ll be amply rewarded, and your home cooked meals will now become exceptional haut cuisine, with praises to you duly noted! Enjoy the classic recipes and their offspring’s for Béchamel Sauce, Velouté Sauce, Butter Sauces and more.

French Cooking Basics – in this section you’ll discover the basic cooking methods, with detailed information regarding the procedure and the French phrase for that type of cooking method. Although some French cooking techniques can be quite exacting, overall they are basic in procedure. However, this does not mean that the French chef will brook any type of shortcut or inferior products being used in their ‘pièce de résistance’. They shop daily for the freshest meats, produce and herbs that play such a big part of French cuisine. The ‘Cooking Basics Table’.

French Cooking Conversion Tables and Measures
This section will help you convert all the French recipes [in French] that you’ve been wanting to try. Trying to cook a recipe that isn’t in your own language measure-ments, can be quite a challenge. Especially if you’ve been assigned to a foreign country, and would like to try local recipes, but haven’t a clue how to convert the measurements for a recipe is now made easy. We’ve included all types of measurements [dry and wet], metric conversions and temperature conversions. View the ‘Conversion Chart’.
Chefs Secrets for French Butter Sauces and Compounds
The secret to really great sauces is taking the time to make them, using only the freshest ingredients available to you, and always remember, that you only use unsalted butter in French cooking. This is a must, and then add the salt when the sauce or food is finished. This section includes the Classic French Sauces [all families] Classic Butter Sauces made with clarified butter, and the classic Unsalted Butter Sauces. The world of French cuisine, has some secret ingredients that are finally weaving their way into American household cooking. If you want to find out more, we urge you to check out the classis French crèmes and the necessary Classic Stocks for making sauces, soups and stews and…..

Simply French Cooking is where you’ll discover French cooking basics handed down by the Mères of France. The Mères were famous women chefs that made names for themselves in the world of French cooking. Anyone that loves good food, and loves to cook, can prepare the majority of the well-known French classic dishes. Discover the Mères of France, how the became world renown for their basic and simple special home cooked recipes. It’s gourmet to you and me, but in France this is the norm! French Cooking at it’s Best!

English to French Culinary Words and Phrases
In this section you’ll find all the English to French words or phrases that will assist you on your trip to a France. We’ve tried to include everything literally from ‘Soup to Nuts’ so to speak, whether you need to find an item in a grocery store [super marché] or how to approach a French person and ask them cordially, how to find a hotel or metro, etc. and in French ask them if they speak English [parlez vous anglais] and “where is the…[Ou est le…] whatever your looking for or need.

We have hundreds of helpful English to French culinary terms, terms needed in the grocery store, pharmacy, handy store, and cafe and restaurant to help you.
View the directory for our ‘English to French’ culinary words and phrases.

Easy French Most Requested Recipes
View our collection of easy French recipes for a great quick lunch or dinner, or turn them into an elegant but simple dinner for friends and family get-togethers.

If you want to impress your family and friends, with your culinary ability, try these easy, free and healthy French Recettes [recipes]. The French onion soup recipes produce soup comparable to that which was served in the Halls of Paris. The recipes include those for beer and cheese fondue and garlic soup. Try them, you’ll be surprised! You can view the ‘Most Requested French Recipes’ here

The Best and Most Noted French Restaurants in Paris & France
This is ‘The Place’ to find information about the great restaurants of Paris and around the French regions. With our French Restaurant guru insider Alain Neyman, you have the latest hot spots and trendy restaurants in Paris and around France. View our ‘Restaurant Directory & Guides’ and read this article about some of our favorite French Restaurants.

Free French Cooking Articles and Gourmet Basics
If you enjoy cooking and want to learn more about French cooking basics, then check out our articles regarding the how to secrets that great chefs have used forever. French cooking has long been known as the best of ‘haut cuisine’ and you can prepare these classic French dishes too! Enjoy our gourmet articles.

Gourmet Cook Books – Famous Chefs Cookbooks and…….
This section is entirely devoted to, and your one-stop source for the best selection of great French cookbooks, famous French chefs cookbooks, gourmet cookbooks; cheese guides and cheese cookbooks; great chefs from around the world cookbooks; books on wines and beers; cheese and wine pairing; how to make cheese; cheese recipes; fondue cookbooks; cheese books; herb and spices books; sauces; the kitchen [cuisine] books and other books related to food and preparation of food brought to you by Amazon. Just click on the category of your choice, it will take you to the noted book selections. Enjoy and Bon Appetit!

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Manila is fast becoming a city of luxurious fine dining accompanied by fine vintage wine. Not only must a 5-star Italian, French or Continental restaurant offer good food, nice ambience and immaculate service the restaurant wine list must be equally exciting to make the evening of wine and dine a memorable one.

This 5-star fine dining restaurant in Pampanga Philippines is highly recommended by food critics and frequent diners in Manila as a place to wine and dine in Subic Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone. Although it is a famous fine dining restaurant with an award winning 3000-line restaurant wine list, Yats Restaurant is also a popular restaurant for family with children. Aside from French Mediterranean haute cuisine, this restaurant also serves healthy food and the best vegetarian cuisines in the Philippines. Private dining rooms are also available in this restaurant for business and personal meetings of 4 to 20 people.

Favorites of frequent diners, foodies and wine lovers are steaks, Wagyu, Foie Gras, seafood, lobsters, venison, kangaroo loin, osso buco, veal chops, Kurabuto pork, escargots and a good selection of cheeses to enjoy with fine Vintage port and Sauternes. Cuban cigars such as Monte Cristo, Cohiba, Upmann, Partagas, Romeo Julieta and Trinidad are also available in the Magnum Room which is a wine bar and lounge for before and after dinner relaxation. A good selection of Armagnac, Cognac, Single Malt, Vodka and other liquor is served in addition to the wine vintage wines some served by the glass.

Built in 2000 by Hong Kong-based Yats International, a developer and operator of hospitality and residential projects in the Philippines, fine dining Yats Restaurant and Wine Bar has served not only as Pampanga’s highly recommended restaurant and wine lounge, but also as a place where business executives meet to finalize business deals over a nice meal with some fine vintage wine.

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Getting to this fine dining restaurant of Angeles City Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga Philippines
How to get to this fine-dining restaurant in Clark Philippines? Once you get to Clark Freeport, go straight until you hit Mimosa. After you enter Mimosa, stay on the left on Mimosa Drive, go past the Holiday Inn and Yats Restaurant (green top, independent 1-storey structure) is on your left. Just past the Yats Restaurant is the London Pub.

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