Fast food à la française: gratin de ravioles
At the supermarket, I spend most of my time avoiding "convenience" foods. But, if I snub the frozen pizzas and star chefs' fancy prepared meals, there is one pre-made food I have come to love: the little ravioli variously known as ravioles de Royans
or ravioles du Dauphiné
Tofu with Etsuko
I have to admit to having had no strong feelings about tofu, one way or the other, until I learned to make it myself.
Les petits farcis
What I love about these little stuffed vegetables, known affectionately as "les farcis" ("the stuffed") in Nice, is how they reflect the personality of each cook.
Ravioli with avocado sauce vierge
When I first came across this dish at the Château de la Chèvre d'Or, I thought it was sheer madness. Then I tasted it and decided otherwise.
Fava bean gnocchi
I've had some disasters in the past with non-potato gnocchi. Still, the knowledge that gnocchi and fèves are Sam's two favorite foods in the world - after chocolate, of course - gave me the incentive to try my luck.