Tag: Erik Bardin

Açaí Bowls

Açaí Bowl with Brazilian Jam

Have you heard of the superfruit called açaí? It’s popping up everywhere! It turns out that this new American obsession is native to Brazil—and Brazilians have been eating it long before Instagram ever caught wind of it.

Brigadeiro

Brigadeiro: Brazilian Chocolate Truffles

Brigadeiro is one of the most common desserts in Brazil—they’re served and sold in almost every restaurant, store, and home! Similar to a chocolate truffle, brigadeiro is also incredibly sweet and coated with chocolate sprinkles. Use the traditional topping or our suggestions below to to make your own beautiful—and delicious—array of sweets at home.

Skewers with Churrasco Sauce

Chicken and Beef Churrasco

If there’s one thing Brazilians are crazy about, it’s churrasco, the famous Brazilian barbecue, in which locals cook assorted meats served with a host of sides. In honor of hot summer days, follow this recipe to make your own at home.

Savory Roquefort Profiteroles

Savory Roquefort Profiteroles

Choux pastry is one of the essential doughs of French dessert. It’s the foundation of cream puffs, eclairs, beignets, and more. This version takes the classic cream puff dessert and turns it into an appetizer by replacing the cream filling with Roquefort cheese.

Croque Madame

Croque Madame: Grilled Cheese with an Egg on Top

The Croque Madame, and its many variations, makes for a popular and quick snack. Originating somewhere around the early 1900s, it incorporates one of the five mother sauces of French cooking: béchamel. This recipe has a slight twist on the classic.

Frisee Salad with Lardons and a Poached Egg

Classic Frisée Salad with Lardons and Poached Egg

Originally a popular dish served in the bistros of Lyon, this classic salad has since spread across the country, becoming one of France’s most iconic dishes. With bacon and egg, you might think it’s breakfast, but it’s a great dish for any time of the day.

Roast Chicken Dijonnaise

Roast Chicken Dijonnaise

A classic dish that any French chef (strike that—any chef, period) should master, roast chicken doesn’t have to be boring. The dish is traditionally made with the chicken cut into pieces, but this version presents the whole bird to the table for a show-stopping centerpiece with a wallop of flavor.

Potato Pancakes

Potato and Sunchoke Pancakes

Sunchokes are a unique and flavorful vegetable that add an alluring flavor to these potato pancakes. Be sure to squeeze as much moisture as you can out of the potato-sunchoke mixture; you can’t get crisp cakes if the starches are wet!

Ham and Cheese Toasts

Swedish Ham and Cheese Crisps

Quality ham and cheese elevate this simple snack into something both special and Swedish, incorporating the delicious Liss Ellas mustard and Mörsjö flatbread crisps from the Sweden Box. Experiment with different types of cheese or ham to make your own version of the appetizer.

Saft Gin & Tonic

Saft Gin & Tonic

The floral notes of saft combine beautifully with the herbal sweetness of gin, and fresh mint turns this cocktail into a truly noteworthy alternative to the usual gin and tonic.