A note from the blog author…
As a culinary enthusiast and self-professed Francophile, I love embracing the French approach to cooking and dining. While French food has been known to be elaborate at times or flawless in its execution, at its core, French food is really about a love for good food, good wine, and good company. Classics like roast chicken seasoned with garlic, olive oil, and herbs de provence…stone fruit caramelized in a cast iron skillet and flipped over a bed of pastry…or slow-fermented dough kneaded into a crusty, airy boule….these recipes are just a few examples of the timeless quality and comforting nature of French food.
At home, I often cook with the French farm-to-table approach, cooking with what’s seasonal and fresh. I shop for quality ingredients from local artisans and farmers, as I find the more love that goes into your food, the better the results.
In a time where food trends come and go, kitchen gadgets seek to hurry cooking, and families eat meals on the go, I find solace in the everlasting traditions of French cooking. To me, cooking and eating food is one of the more profound experiences of our day to day lives. There is so much noise going on around us; taking time to nurture our bodies and souls is most important.
I adore sharing my culinary creations with family and friends, celebrating and savoring each moment that I have with them.The laughs and memories shared at the table are some of my most cherished. I believe everybody deserves to have this kind of time with their loved ones, and I truly feel that a good meal is one of the best ways to make it happen.
That’s why I share a lot of the tried and true recipes I make at home here on the blog, to inspire a love of cooking and baking in others. Mon Petit Four, which translates to my little oven in French, represents the idea that no matter the size of your kitchen or simplicity of your equipment, with quality ingredients and love, you can produce the most wonderful meals. At Mon Petit Four you will find a collection of recipes that not only reflect the fuss-free nature of French farm-to-table cooking, but recipes that will soothe taste buds, warm hearts, and stand the test of time.
the writer, cook, and photographer
After graduating from UCLA in 2011, Beeta moved to New York City to work in creative marketing for a popular fashion company. It was there that she honed her online media skills and passion for styling. Little did she know that these talents would inspire her creativity in the kitchen as well.
After her first trip to Paris, Beeta adopted a more engaged and enthusiastic approach to cooking and baking. Experiencing the seasonally-minded cuisine and relaxed meals of France influenced Beeta to adopt this culinary lifestyle at home.
Today, Beeta works as a pastry instructor, food photographer, and the author of this blog. Trips to France are frequent and always inspiring. With every project she works on, Beeta seeks to bring a touch of romanticism and refinement, the way the French so artfully do.
To contact Beeta, please email Contact@MonPetitFour.com
Make sure to catch me LIVE on my Facebook page where I whip up French dishes each week!
Watch as I create an easy, beautiful cheese plate!
For the saffron honey (aff): http://amzn.to/2mCAXHr
Cheeses used: brie, manchego, & goat cheese rolled in dried cranberries
For more recipes and videos: http://monpetitfour.com
Posted by Mon Petit Four on Saturday, March 25, 2017
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