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Taste Le Tour 2014 Ep8 – Tomblaine to Gérarmer

Real men don’t eat quiche! or do they?

In this episode Gabriel visits a local cheese producer in the Lorraine region; a great insight into the work behind the scenes of a small boutique operation.

Although today’s recipe is another sweet dish, it highlights the region.


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Experience all of Gabriel Gate's amazing Taste le Tour episodes from the 2013 Tour de France.
Gabriel, as always, doesn't disappoint with his gastronomic journey around the food capital of the world.
These short videos capture the true essence of French cuisine and offer up a delight of recipes to try at home.

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Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 248

Stage one of Taste le Tour with Gabriel Gate.

Taste le Tour - Stage 2

Enjoy stage 2 of Taste le Tour with Gabriel Gate

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 245
Taste le Tour - Stage 3

Gabriel Gaté locates more specialties and visits a vineyard on the west coast, just outside the beautiful town of Calvi. In the kitchen, Gabriel makes the famous chicken Marengo, a dish created by Napoleon's cook. Tweet Vote on HN

Taste le Tour - Stage 4

As much as I loved Gabriel whipping up a chilled ratatouille (coincidentally I cooked ratatouille last night for the first time in years ) But certainly the most exciting thing from last night tour has to be the Green Edge boys!

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 260
Taste le Tour - Stage 5

OK, let me be blunt, I'm a MEAT man, Fish to me is only one step away from the evils of that horrible debilitating disease of Vegetarianism, However I must say Gabriels dish on this episode, albeit fish, certainly looks like its worth a 2nd look.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 218
Taste le Tour - Stage 6

Today Gabriel goes to the Languedoc region (also the largest grape growing region) just before hitting the Pyrenees, where this bike race will really hot up... So enjoy Gabriel's beautiful fruit salad.. However I'm excited for tomorrow, Pigeon is on the menu.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 221
Taste le Tour - Stage 7

Albi, a beautiful town on the Tarn river, is one of Gabriel Gaté's favourite spots for holidaying in France. The local cuisine is quite provincial and Gabriel checks out a farm where they breed pigeons for the table.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 290
Taste le Tour - Stage 8

OK, I'm going to have a grizzle! Gabriel said he was doing pigeon today! Or maybe in pure male fashion I didn't listed carefully. Most likely scenario. However I will happily settle for a bit of the Old Donald....! And this is a quacker of a dish..

Damn you Gabriel! Watching this episode made me damn hungry These special black pigs appear to produce some awesome pork! And if you have seen some of FatTV you will know I don't mind a bit of pig! Yumm!!

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 275

This is a ripper! I know, I know, I normally don't like fish, but again Gabriel puts together a great fish stew that certainly looks like a step up in my book. Looks like we are in for some Lamb tomorrow! Now were talking!

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 284
Taste le Tour - Stage 11

This recipe is so simple, as it doesn't require any work at all to enhance the beauty of the lamb that Gabriel is preparing. The Lamb has been grazing on salty bushes from the rising tides of the area. Its this diet that gives the lamb its special taste.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 284

Off to the Loire, and its desert time. Gabriels whips up a great little Gateau. Gabriel Gaté reconnects with his native Loire Valley region, known as the "garden of France" and famous for its stunning châteaux. Gabriel explores the covered market of Tours and meets a great cheesemonger.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 263
Taste le Tour - Stage 13

Check out that pot of Lambs heart, lungs and other bits of guts.. mmmm, how good does that look. Nasty, but nice! But todays recipe - Desert time again.... mmmmm.

Taste le Tour - Stage 14

I still clearly recall in Lyon, while dining in a magnificent restaurant and rather large American (I know, doesnt narrow it down much) order tomato sauce for his food. OMG, please.... Here is a ripper of a nibbly...You want to watch this one..

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 293
Taste le Tour - Stage 15

I absolutely love Avignon, and my favorite French Reds are from the Rhone region! Very partial to the wine by Guigal. But Gabriel, comon buddy, enough of the deserts. Im not a sweet tooth. But never mind, I know most of you are.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 269
Taste le Tour - Stage 16

OMG! This dish in an absolute BALL TEARER! I am hungry just by looking at this amazing roast saddle of Lamb. It is simple, but impressive.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 224
Taste le Tour - Stage 17

Mmm, I think even Gabriel may have this wrong. Vegies and Yabbies? With Truffle? OK, seems odd, but he knows a fair bit more about it than me, thats for sure. So it must be worth a try.

Taste le Tour - Stage 18

Another one for the Sweet Fangs, and a great use of blueberries, maybe wait a few months to give this a crack, may cost an arm and a leg at the moment. Gabriel visits an alpine market and discovers the local charcuterie and outstanding regional cheeses.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 209
Taste le Tour - Stage 19

Holy Crap! This is what I'm talkin BOUT! Get your lips around this absolute cracker! If you like cheese, and who doesn't? u want to have a crack at this bad boy... ignore the calories....

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 236
Taste le Tour - Stage 20

Here is a ripper little dish! A smoked trout terrine. Perfect for a dinner party, and so easy, yet very impressive. I think this great little terrine will certainly be on the "to try soon" list. Annecy, which overlooks a beautiful lake, is one of France's most scenic alpine towns.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 290
Taste le Tour - Stage 21

All good things come to an end, after three weeks of Gabriel taking us around France I have become more motivated than ever to eat. Not that I ever needed any motivation in that area.

What to cook on Valentines Day?

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Valentines Day Food ideas!

At the 2 Fat blokes we have put together a list of some great ideas and recipes for your Valentines day! What a way to impress the ladies fellas! Cook them food! www.2fatblokes.com

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Get in the Mood!

Feb 10, 2014
Get in the Mood!

Some Great starters to get you started!

Feb 10, 2014 - jamieoliver.com - 26
Oyster, Chilli & Ginger | Seafood Recipes | Jamie Oliver Recipes

You can get your fishmonger to open the oysters for you or you can freshly shuck (open) them with a small knife or oyster-shucker, using a tea towel to hold them, eat them the day that you buy them and serve them on some ice cubes that you've bashed up in a tea towel.

Feb 10, 2014 - taste.com.au - 20
Oysters Kilpatrick

Oysters Kilpatrick recipe - Preheat grill on medium-high heat. Place rock salt, in a thick layer, on a baking tray or heatproof plate. Arrange oysters (in their half-shells) on rock salt. Sprinkle...

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Next!

Feb 10, 2014
Next!

Now its time to really impress! Some great main dishes here!

Feb 10, 2014 - bbcgoodfood.com - 21
One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

For an easy side dish to complement a spring roast, just cook this recipe without the salmon. From BBC Good Food.

Feb 10, 2014 - bbcgoodfood.com - 21
Steak & sticky red wine shallots

People will think you've been cooking for hours with this rich and meaty dish, ready in under 30 minutes. From BBC Good Food.

Feb 10, 2014 - sbs.com.au - 27
Coq au vin

Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed.

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And to Finish!

Feb 10, 2014
And to Finish!

Now to REALLY get in the MOOD!

Feb 10, 2014 - bbcgoodfood.com - 24
Zesty strawberries with Cointreau

Make the most of the fresh taste of British strawberries with this simple recipe. In season from the end of May. From BBC Good Food.

Feb 10, 2014 - bbcgoodfood.com - 22
Mocha fondant puddings

1 tbsp top-quality instant coffee 100g dark 'continental' chocolate (at least 65% cocoa solids) 100g unsalted butter, plus a little extra softened butter for greasing 4 large free-range eggs 140g golden caster sugar (preferably vanilla infused) 50g plain flour, sifted double cream (cold) to serve Buy Ingredients Buy the ingredients for this recipe now via: Want to know how this works?

Feb 10, 2014 - taste.com.au - 27
Mini Pavlova Recipe

Mini pavlova recipe - Preheat oven to 150°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. Place egg whites into a clean bowl. Beat with electric beaters until soft peaks form. Gradually add caster...

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ENJOY! And Happy Valentines Day!

Feb 10, 2014
ENJOY! And Happy Valentines Day!

The perfect gift for your Valentine!

Larousse Gastronomique

– has been the foremost resource of culinary knowledge since its initial publication in 1938. Long revered for its encyclopedic entries on everything from cooking techniques, ingredients, and recipes to equipment, food histories, and culinary biographies, it is the one book every professional chef and avid home cook must have on his or her kitchen shelf. In fact, Julia Child once wrote, “If I were allowed only one reference book in my library, Larousse Gastronomique would be it, without question.”

 

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A Great French Cookbook

When it comes to the love of French food, Gabriel gate is certainly up on the top of the list. The way he portrays the France and its culture is exceptional and exciting.

A Great French Cookbook

He really helps capture the tourists culinary view from the eyes of an amateur cook, but with the knowledge of the consummate professional chef. A taste of France is truly a great french cookbook with easy to follow recipes, which of course makes sense considering he has published in excess of 20 amazing cookbooks.

So if its a great french cookbook you are after, then you cant go past “A Taste of France, by Gabriel Gate”.

Overview


Take a gastronomic tour of France and its delicious regional specialties. Join Gabriel Gaté as he tours beautiful France, uncovering classic dishes from each region along the way. Showcased alongside Gaté’s recipes are those from local French pastry chefs and food artisans. Most of the dishes are easy to prepare, though some are designed to challenge, and each recipe describes the region from which it came and includes suggestions for how best to serve the dish. There are chapters on soups and entrées, fish and seafood, poultry and rabbit, beef, lamb and pork, and cakes and desserts. Enjoy the traditional Quiche Lorraine or the oh-so-French Potato Galettes with a Walnut and Roquefort Cheese Salad. Feast on Roast Snapper with Montpellier Butter or the classic Chicken Burgundy. Try the delicious Duck Casserole in Red Wine, Rabbit with Dijon Mustard, or Eye Fillet Steak with Béarnaise Sauce. Devour the delicious Peach Melba, Chocolate Concorde Cake, Raspberry Ice Cream Cake with Meringue, or Cherry Clafoutis. A beautiful package with a gorgeous pink-and-white theme throughout and charming illustrations by Francophile Antonia Pesanti, A Taste of France is both a wonderful keepsake and a practical book to cook from. – Amazon

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Experience all of Gabriel Gate's amazing Taste le Tour episodes from the 2013 Tour de France.
Gabriel, as always, doesn't disappoint with his gastronomic journey around the food capital of the world.
These short videos capture the true essence of French cuisine and offer up a delight of recipes to try at home.

Source: http://www.2fatblokes.com

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 248

Stage one of Taste le Tour with Gabriel Gate.

Taste le Tour - Stage 2

Enjoy stage 2 of Taste le Tour with Gabriel Gate

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 245
Taste le Tour - Stage 3

Gabriel Gaté locates more specialties and visits a vineyard on the west coast, just outside the beautiful town of Calvi. In the kitchen, Gabriel makes the famous chicken Marengo, a dish created by Napoleon's cook. Tweet Vote on HN

Taste le Tour - Stage 4

As much as I loved Gabriel whipping up a chilled ratatouille (coincidentally I cooked ratatouille last night for the first time in years ) But certainly the most exciting thing from last night tour has to be the Green Edge boys!

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 260
Taste le Tour - Stage 5

OK, let me be blunt, I'm a MEAT man, Fish to me is only one step away from the evils of that horrible debilitating disease of Vegetarianism, However I must say Gabriels dish on this episode, albeit fish, certainly looks like its worth a 2nd look.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 218
Taste le Tour - Stage 6

Today Gabriel goes to the Languedoc region (also the largest grape growing region) just before hitting the Pyrenees, where this bike race will really hot up... So enjoy Gabriel's beautiful fruit salad.. However I'm excited for tomorrow, Pigeon is on the menu.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 221
Taste le Tour - Stage 7

Albi, a beautiful town on the Tarn river, is one of Gabriel Gaté's favourite spots for holidaying in France. The local cuisine is quite provincial and Gabriel checks out a farm where they breed pigeons for the table.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 290
Taste le Tour - Stage 8

OK, I'm going to have a grizzle! Gabriel said he was doing pigeon today! Or maybe in pure male fashion I didn't listed carefully. Most likely scenario. However I will happily settle for a bit of the Old Donald....! And this is a quacker of a dish..

Damn you Gabriel! Watching this episode made me damn hungry These special black pigs appear to produce some awesome pork! And if you have seen some of FatTV you will know I don't mind a bit of pig! Yumm!!

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 275

This is a ripper! I know, I know, I normally don't like fish, but again Gabriel puts together a great fish stew that certainly looks like a step up in my book. Looks like we are in for some Lamb tomorrow! Now were talking!

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 284
Taste le Tour - Stage 11

This recipe is so simple, as it doesn't require any work at all to enhance the beauty of the lamb that Gabriel is preparing. The Lamb has been grazing on salty bushes from the rising tides of the area. Its this diet that gives the lamb its special taste.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 284

Off to the Loire, and its desert time. Gabriels whips up a great little Gateau. Gabriel Gaté reconnects with his native Loire Valley region, known as the "garden of France" and famous for its stunning châteaux. Gabriel explores the covered market of Tours and meets a great cheesemonger.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 263
Taste le Tour - Stage 13

Check out that pot of Lambs heart, lungs and other bits of guts.. mmmm, how good does that look. Nasty, but nice! But todays recipe - Desert time again.... mmmmm.

Taste le Tour - Stage 14

I still clearly recall in Lyon, while dining in a magnificent restaurant and rather large American (I know, doesnt narrow it down much) order tomato sauce for his food. OMG, please.... Here is a ripper of a nibbly...You want to watch this one..

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 293
Taste le Tour - Stage 15

I absolutely love Avignon, and my favorite French Reds are from the Rhone region! Very partial to the wine by Guigal. But Gabriel, comon buddy, enough of the deserts. Im not a sweet tooth. But never mind, I know most of you are.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 269
Taste le Tour - Stage 16

OMG! This dish in an absolute BALL TEARER! I am hungry just by looking at this amazing roast saddle of Lamb. It is simple, but impressive.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 224
Taste le Tour - Stage 17

Mmm, I think even Gabriel may have this wrong. Vegies and Yabbies? With Truffle? OK, seems odd, but he knows a fair bit more about it than me, thats for sure. So it must be worth a try.

Taste le Tour - Stage 18

Another one for the Sweet Fangs, and a great use of blueberries, maybe wait a few months to give this a crack, may cost an arm and a leg at the moment. Gabriel visits an alpine market and discovers the local charcuterie and outstanding regional cheeses.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 209
Taste le Tour - Stage 19

Holy Crap! This is what I'm talkin BOUT! Get your lips around this absolute cracker! If you like cheese, and who doesn't? u want to have a crack at this bad boy... ignore the calories....

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 236
Taste le Tour - Stage 20

Here is a ripper little dish! A smoked trout terrine. Perfect for a dinner party, and so easy, yet very impressive. I think this great little terrine will certainly be on the "to try soon" list. Annecy, which overlooks a beautiful lake, is one of France's most scenic alpine towns.

Jul 22, 2013 - 2fatblokes.com - 290
Taste le Tour - Stage 21

All good things come to an end, after three weeks of Gabriel taking us around France I have become more motivated than ever to eat. Not that I ever needed any motivation in that area.

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