We are moving back to Europe in 3 weeks and since we cannot bring any food items in our shipment, we are busy finishing off all the items in our pantry, including that unflavored gelatin which I bought month ago and that is perfect for Panna Cotta. Panna Cotta is a dessert which I prepare very often. It is easy, inexpensive, quick to prepare and … Continue reading Lazy Panna Cotta in 15 min
My husband and I are BIG foodies, with a couple of friend of different nationalities we are members of the unofficial “International Supper Club” in Cologne, Germany. We would basically meet regularly to discover a new cuisine in a different restaurant and share amazing meals and moments. For both Indian and French, food is the fuel for both your body and your soul. It is … Continue reading Best of both world or when Indian cuisine meets French cuisine
This week we had another mixed indo-western couple over for dinner. As I mentioned in a previous blog post inviting Indians for dinner is always a bit stressful especially when you don’t know them that well yet. Western vegetarian options (i.e. salad) will be rejected straight away by most Indians for lacking gravy or not being cooked. Even those who eats meat do not to … Continue reading Blanquette de poulet Recipe (chicken with creamy lemon gravy)
I have mentioned in a previous post that when both our families are together some topics were very off putting at first. Things that seem obvious in the french lifestyle like serving a 4 course meal with wine and meat to your guest followed by a cup of coffee (espresso to be specific) is neither natural nor self explanatory to other culture especially for Indians … Continue reading Weird custom… not so much anymore
This recipe is a classic winter sweet in France to enjoy with a nice espresso. It is super easy to make and a sure crowd pleaser. Last winter I gave some to my husband to take to his colleagues in Pittsburgh and they all loved it. Ingredients: 200 grams of baking chocolates 4 organic oranges 200 grams Sugar 50 cl of water Preparation: Wash and … Continue reading Orangettes
My husband and I moved to the US in September 2017. He got assigned to the US as an expatriate and I agreed to follow him, knowing that I would find my job when we come back to Germany. Since we arrived here everyone as been asking us how we like it here if we found our american dream in Raleigh North Carolina. Now that … Continue reading How is life in America?
When I announced to my parents that I would like for them to meet Kedar, the first reaction of my father was to warn me about having a different religion and the impact this would have on our lives and the importance to have a stable set of value and belief to pass to our future children. While I truly value the advice given by … Continue reading Practical obstacles to my Franco-Indian Family Life