Foodie Friday First: Saucisson au Poivre

In Taiwan, I enjoyed my first French saucisson.  Saucisson au Poivre: peppercorn sausage My cousin treated us to his spoils from France: fancy cheeses and saucisson. It's very similar to salami you get from the deli--not the packaged kind, but the sort they need to slice up. I love cured meats, and on my trip to Spain I ate a lot of jamón ibérico. This French sausage is quite tasty, and although I was skeptical about the black pepper, I came to love that slight kick on the tongue. … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: French Beef

French beef: peppery steak What’s so Asian about French beef? Well, I’ve always eaten this dish growing up. It’s supposed to be the Chinese equivalent of Steak au Poivre. I don’t know if it’s authentic to that taste, but I do like its kick of spice on my taste buds. French beef is something I’ll eat once in a while. Most Cantonese dishes are sweet and salty, so turning up the heat works for me for a change of pace. If you’re inclined, you can make your own version by following this … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday First: Beignet

Ooh la la! I finally ate my first... Beignet: a French doughnut (French-American writer, Evelyne Holingue: This post is for you!) This deep-fried doughnut isn't like the typical American version. It's not spherical and doesn't have a hole in the middle. Instead, it's square-shaped and has a dusting of powdered sugar on top. People often eat it for breakfast, but I ate mine as a dessert. It's very sweet and hits the spot after a meal, especially when it's piping hot from the fryer! I've … [Read more...]