Fall and French Comfort Food

In Columbus, Ohio it’s sunny, hot and definitely doesn’t feel like Fall. Still, once the calendar turns the page to September, my thoughts turn to Autumn cooking. For my EatWith offerings, that means Parisian bistro fare. I also particularly love the cuisine of Normandy in the Fall. I just added a Normandy offering featuring apples, Calvados (apple brandy), Camembert and, of course, cider. I hope you’ll check it out! You can read a Columbus CityScene article about my EatWith offering here.
Bon Appetit!
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3 thoughts on “Fall and French Comfort Food

  1. Hi Tess!! I was wondering if you know where I could find some calvados in Columbus that’s not too expensive! I am making a French Apple cake that just needs a tablespoon of that brandy.

    1. I spent a lot of time looking for just that two years ago when I first introduced my Normandy offering. Calvados isn’t popular in the US unfortunately. Since I was preparing more than one dish that called for it and had several dinners planned, I purchased a nice bottle (I also wanted to to be able to let my guests smell/taste it). For your purposes, it’s not worth it (in my opinion, purists may disagree but it’s not their blog!). Applejack is American apple brandy and an excellent substitute. Lairds has been making applejack for over 300 years! You can also use a hard cider such as Blakes. The advantage with cider is that you can drink the rest of the bottle! You can even use regular apple juice. With cider and apple juice, reduce by half to concentrate the flavor. Measure after reducing. Good luck! Let us know what you use and how it turned out, maybe even share a pic!
      Bon appétit!
      Tess

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