Cantal is a fruity cow's milk cheese coming from the Auvergne region of France. It's delicious as a table cheese but also has a great melting quality which is why it makes the perfect base for ripe garden tomatoes. The addition of a good brushing of tangy Dijon mustard directly on the uncooked pastry gives it a Burgundian twist.
One important counsel with this tart is to salt the tomato slices as least 1/2 hour before assembly. Otherwise they will exude too much juice and the crust will be soggy.
The tart can be assembled and baked on a solid rectangle baking sheet or in a round fluted tart pan with removable bottom.
Here we combine several Burgundian flavors — the sweet fruit of the blackcurrant jelly, the exotic spices of the pain d’épices and the richness of the foie gras — for a surprising burst on the palate. Look for foie gras called ‘entier mi-cuit’
The garden rules the seasons. So summer has officially begun here in Burgundy: we cut the first zucchini a little while back. We take the earliest ones no larger than a finger, and the young plants seem to love it, bursting with vigor and momentum.
This is the best known of the red wine meurette sauce recipes, propably because it is such an unusual combination: poached eggs in a red wine sauce. Served with pearl onions and bacon 'lardons' over a garlic crouton, it's a seductive classic.