Monday, March 2, 2015

Heaven Scent (+ An Exciting Announcement!)

Certainly we eat with our eyes, but equally important to our senses is our sense of smell. Our noses capture those enticing aromas that trigger our memories, make our mouths water, and pull us into a dish. 

You might even say that those aromas are Heaven Scent

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This week we are making those Diana Henry dishes that are aromatic and heavenly smelling. Sweet or savory,  ...what heaven scent aromas will capture you?

Post and link your aromatic dish by Sunday, March 8th.   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 last week's February Potluck, be sure to click on the links and check out all of the wonderful dishes everyone made. 

***Exciting Announcement***

World-renowned chef Jacques Pépin is turning 80 this year and we want to celebrate! 

To honor the master, we will be cooking along with Pépin at IHCC for the next six months, beginning on April 6th, and lasting through October 4, 2015--and we invite you to join us!

There is a little something for everyone with Pépin's vast collection of over 20 cookbooks, plus his numerous online recipes. Not only can we learn the art of French cooking and practice classic techniques, Jacques Pépin cooks a variety of other cuisines and even has recipes for quick and easy dishes perfect for busy nights. A chef's chef, he is revered and admired by so many and we are excited to cook along with him!

Photo from Kahakai Kitchen (& Jacques Pépin's recipe for Tomato Chowder with Mollet Eggs can be found here.)

If you aren't familiar with Jacques Pépin, check out his biography, The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen, (it's a fascinating read with recipes) or look him up online--many of his videos are on YouTube, including some of his classic pairings with Julia Child. April's Jacques Pépin themes are now up on the sidebar so you can start planning. (April's Mystery Box Madness Challenge ingredients will be coming soon!)  

As Chef Pépin likes to say, "Happy Cooking!"


Zosia said...

Yay! Jacques Pepin!

This week, I made a savoury stir fry from Diana Henry.

Susan Lindquist said...

Oh, the scents of a roasting meat with a mustard thyme slather! Even Jacques Pepin would be begging to stay for dinner!

Joyce Rachel Lee said...

Lemongrass dish from me. Inspired by Zosia. ;)

kitchen flavours said...

I've made a fragrant "rosey" strawberry ice cream!
Have a hunch that Jacques Pepin will be our next featured chef! Already bought one of his books during the book sale a few months ago! :)

Deb in Hawaii said...

Diana's Yogurt with Honeyed Saffron Syrup, Apricot Compote, & Toasted Almonds was full of heavenly scents and flavors! ;-)

Alicia Foodycat said...

Lovely fragrant kedgeree here!

Kim said...

Just posted my heavenly scent chicken! Excited to catch up on everyone's dishes. My spilled a drink on my laptop last week and was unable to visit everyone:(

Kim said...

So excited to cook french with the master Pepin! Going to be a very fun 6 months.

Susan Lindquist said...

What an interesting dish this kedgeree is! So British colonial! Such a great choice for this week!

TeaLady said...

Found my Pepin recipes. Let's do this!!!