Friday, January 6, 2012

French Food Friday

New Year, New Challenges!
I have been living in France for almost 4 years now and have learnt to appreciate french cuisine.
I admit it wasn't that hard.
I suppose everyone has heard at least one word about the famous french chef Paul Bocuse?

When i was living in Lyon (if you ask me a more beautiful city than Paris itself...) i used to travel almost every weekend to Dijon to meet my then Boyfriend (now husband) and i passed by one of his Restaurants...

This colorful one... L'Auberge du Pont de Collonges

After all the season's festivities and the booze, the frenchies serve their famous Soupe à l'onion which i present you today:

Receipt serves 4


100 g Gruyère
400 g Onions
100 g Butter
2 spoons Flour
1,5 l Bouillon (beef or chicken stock or salted boiling water can be used)
1 Baguette


The quality of the onions is crucial in this recipe!
Onions cut in half and then sliced into 3mm slices.
On a hight heat, in a large non-stick saucepan, melt the butter without letting it brown. Add the onions and let them soften, stir frequently.
Stir the flour into nice caramelized onions and mix with a wooden spoon thoroughly.
Add the boiling water or stock, simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.

Arrange the baguette slices on a baking tray and sprinkle the freshly grated Gruyère over them. Place under a hot grill for 5 minutes to meld and slightly brown the cheese
Serve the Soup in bowls with croûtons on top, the remaining Gruyère aside.

Bon appétit!!!


  1. I love French Onion Soup!! I'll have to make it...and add Lyon to my list of must-see places ;)

  2. love your blog!Follow each other?

  3. Just noticed you said you've been living in France 4 years. All this time I thought you were French, but then your name sounds German - am I right?