We can't tell you much about French Cuisse. Its author, William Matthew Valle, is a 19-year-old kid studying restaurant management in Montreal, but his blog is intruigingly spare of any of other identifying details. "Spare" is what he does, though, and with tremendous success. He photographs each thoughtfully arranged dish against a white backdrop, breaking from his minimalist pallete only for the occasional cutting board or cast iron skillet. Fortunately, the technique let's his food shine: sections of glistening, umber chicken, brightly freckled with herbs, candied orange slices, porcelain-like spills of egg yolk, and that's just the beginning!
Before you dimiss Mr. Cuisse as eye candy for the purely aspirational, though, take a second glance. You'll notice how downright simple most of these meals are. A few pieces of chicken, a lemon, and some flour? Hello, fried chicken! Ditto to the berries, spices, egg, and bread that magically collide to become french toast. And don't even get us started on these.
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It's nice to be reminded how many different ways the contents of our cupboards can be put to delicious, delicious use. We highly recommend taking an inspirational stroll through the archives. Start here.
Cassie loves to cook, eat, and then write about it. She can't resist anything with sweet potatoes, but if she had to pick one food for the rest of her life it might be avocado. (She changes her mind a lot.) She also believes that anything will taste better on a tortilla, and that tacos are the premier food of summertime. You can catch her reading Calvin & Hobbes on the stoop of her apartment, or on the roof in her garden. Say hello!