Happy Bastille Day!
Today is Bastille Day, the French equivalent of the 4th of July. While I was living in France, every year we would go to the Eiffel Tower in the evening and watch the fireworks.
Food is not an integral part of traditional Bastille Day celebrations, but since I am so far from my homeland, preparing my favorite French recipes is probably the best way to connect with my roots and my culture. And of course there's YouTube as well.
Though you can't be at our dinner table tonight, I hope you enjoy the pics!
A Leek Salad with a tangy vinaigrette is a delectable start to any meal.
Roasted chicken is probably my favorite meat dish. The citrus-infused meat is to die for. And the leftover chicken makes a wonderful sandwich the next day.
As a side dish, I think that potato and chicken go hand-in-hand. I love eating the crust while the inside is very creamy.
Creme brulee is an incontournable (must have) dessert in French cuisine.
I had to include this dessert because chestnut mousse is part of my childhood. I would love sneaking into the refrigerator and getting a chestnut mousse. It's light, airy and sweet.
Madeleines are a great way to end the Bastille Day dinner. Madeleines are moist with a citrus-y flavor that is pleasant to the palate.