Monday, August 31, 2015

Le Plat du Jour (Dish of the Day)

 What is Le Plat du Jour, or Dish of the Day, at your place?

Choose any Jacques Pepin dish you'd like to be your special Dish of the Day, or Le Plat du Jour

If you'd like to join in the fun, please make and post your Le Plat du Jour by Sunday, September the 6th Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish.

New to IHCC? Need help linking up? Check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed out on our August Potluck theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out the dishes that were made in celebration of all our IHCC chefs!

 

Monday, August 24, 2015

August 2015 IHCC Potluck!



It's Potluck week again!!! Your time to choose any recipe from any of our IHCC chefs! That's right, choose any Jacques Pépin recipe you like, or if you prefer take the opportunity to revisit any one of our previous eleven wonderful IHCC chefs: 

Nigella Lawson
Mark Bittman
Giada de Laurentiis
Jamie Oliver
Tessa Kiros
Rick Bayless
Madjur Jaffrey
Yotam Ottolenghi
Donna Hay
Nigel Slater
Diana Henry

Pick your pleasure!

To join in the August Potluck fun, just post and link your dish  by Sunday, August 30th

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC? Need help linking up? Check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you. 

If you missed out on our Salads et Vinaigrettes theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out the fabulous salads and dressings that everyone made.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Salades et Vinaigrettes

This week we are celebrating Jacques Pepin's Salad and/or Salad Dressings,
 Salades et Vinaigrettes.

Which beautiful Salads et Vinaigrettes will you take a bite of this week? Make and post your dish by Sunday, August 23rd. Please remember to link a thumbnail image below so that we don't miss out on your dish.
New to IHCC? Need help linking up? Check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.
If you missed out on our Mystery Box Madness last week, please be sure to click on the links and check out all the recipes we shared.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mystery Box Madness; August 2015

10 + 3 + 12 = Mystery Box Madness!

Each month we choose 10 mystery box ingredients from which to cook. It's up to you to select at least 3 of those ingredients and to chose a recipe featuring those ingredients from one of our 12 IHCC chefs!  We love to see which chef you chose to cook with, which ingredients you select, and the reason (or story) behind the recipe you share! 

Are you ready for August's MBM challenge?


August 2015 Mystery Box Madness Ingredients:
 
Any Red Fruit (Apples, Berries, Grapes, Plums,Tomato...) 
Corn (Fresh, Canned, or Frozen) 
Tortillas (Corn, Flour, Whole Wheat) 
Skirt or Flank Steak
Oregano (Fresh or Dried) 
Heavy Cream
Goat Cheese
Pumpkin Seeds
Baby/Fingerling Potatoes 
Caramel or Cajeta


   Your dish should contain at least three of these mystery ingredients, and you get to choose any dish from our current guest chef, Jacques Pepin, or any one of our previous eleven IHCC Chefs:


Nigella Lawson
  Mark Bittman
 Giada de Laurentiis
  Jamie Oliver  
Tessa Kiros
Rick Bayless  
Madjur Jaffrey
Yotam Ottolenghi
 Donna Hay
 Nigel Slater 
Diana Henry
  
Which mystery ingredients and chef are calling out to you?  

If you are up for the challenge, make and post your dish by Sunday, August 16th. Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish.
 

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our "Reveille-toi!" (Get Out Of Bed!) theme last week, be sure to click on the picture links and check out all the yummy breakfast and brunch dishes that everyone made!


Monday, August 3, 2015

"Reveille-toi" (Get Out Of Bed)


"Reveille-toi", or Get Out of Bed, sleepyhead!
 Let's cook something to fuel that body and get you going for the day! 

All breakfast and brunch fare is fair game. Omelets, Quiches, Egg Benedict, Souffles, Tarts, Croissants, Pan Perdu, Crepes, Potatoes, Asparagus with Hollandaise...just to name a few.

We can't wait to see how you choose to "Reveille-toi" (Get Out Of Bed)! Make and post your dish by Sunday, August 9th. Please remember to link a thumbnail image below so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC? Need help linking up? Check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed out on our July Potluck last week, please be sure to click on the links and check out all the recipes we shared.

Credit for images: www.eatyourbooks.com, www.bbc.co.uk, www.finedininglovers.com

Monday, July 27, 2015

July 2015 Potluck!


It's Potluck week!!! That happy week where you can choose any recipe from any of our IHCC chefs! That's right, choose any Jacques Pépin recipe you like, or if you prefer take the opportunity to revisit any one of our previous eleven IHCC chefs: 

Nigella Lawson
Mark Bittman
Giada de Laurentiis
Jamie Oliver
Tessa Kiros
Rick Bayless
Madjur Jaffrey
Yotam Ottolenghi
Donna Hay
Nigel Slater
Diana Henry

It's all up to you!

To join in the July Potluck fun, just post and link your dish  by Sunday, August 2nd

Please remember to link a thumbnail image and leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish. 

New to IHCC? Need help linking up? Check out our Welcome page. If you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you. 

If you missed out on our The Mother of All Sauces! theme last week, be sure to click on the links and check out all the dishes everyone made.

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Mother Of All Sauces!

The five mother sauces are the basis from which all sauces are derived. 
Which of the classic five mother sauces is the Mother Of All Sauces to you?

Béchamel- A smooth white sauce made from combining butter and flour, then whisking in milk.  Béchamel is the basis for cream sauces and can be served with pasta, veggies, fish, eggs, and meat.

Hollandaise- Hollandaise is an emulsification of butter and egg yolks. A sensual and lusty sauce with a pale lemon color it is delicious paired with eggs, veggies, and beef.

Velouté- Veloute is a stock-based white sauce that can be made with the stock of chicken, fish or veal. The sauce is then thickened with a white roux. Very similar to a béchamel, except stock replaces the milk. It pairs well with with hearty chicken dishes, veggies, pastas, and some veal dishes.

Tomato- A sauce made from tomatoes. Sometimes pureed tomatoes serve as a thickener and other times a roux is made to thicken the sauce. Tomato sauce is best served over pasta, veggies, polenta, chicken and/or veal.  

Espagnole- Espagnole is brown sauce made with a roux and brown stock, in short gravy.  It pairs well with roasted meats like beef, duck, lamb and veal.

Which Mother Will You Master? Make and post any Jacques Pépin recipe featuring at least one of the classic five mother sauces, or make a Jacques Pépin dish featuring one of the "small sauces" (the 'children' derived from their famous mothers) by Sunday, July 26th. Please remember to link a thumbnail image and please leave a comment after you link so that we don't miss out on your dish.  

New to IHCC?  Need help linking up?  Check out our Welcome pageIf you have any questions please leave a comment below and we will get back with you.

If you missed our Fast Food Jacques's Way theme last week, be sure to click on the picture links and check out all the dishes we whipped up in 30 minutes or less!