|A BIT OF EVERYTHING: Recipes|
Menu for the meal of fish organized by Madame de Pompadour and Luis XV in the castle of Choisy on November 4th 1747. |
The recipe for Luis XVs chocolate|
"Put as many chocolate bars as cups of water in a coffeepot and let it come to the boil; when you are ready to serve it, add an egg yolk every four cups, stir with a wooden spoon and simmer it without coming to the boiling-point. Its better to prepare this chocolate the day before you want to drink it. Its also possible to use the beaten white of an egg instead of the yolk. You have to dilute it in some chocolate before you add it to the coffeepot and finish cooking it like with the yolk.."
Pompadours soft ice-cream|
Ingredients for 4 people: a base of vanilla ice-cream, 350 g of sponge cake, a little glass of Cointreau (or any other sweet liqueur as you wish), 500 g of small strawberries, white wine, caster sugar, _ l of whipping cream.
Beef steak en Bellevue|
Not even republicans denied that one of the most important dishes of their meals, the beef steak en Bellevue, had been created for Madame de Pompadour in her castle of Bellevue. This tender meat, which must be served cold and embellished by a cover of jelly, was her favourite course for late suppers. A formula you can repeat at your place after the theatre, providing that you restrict the number of your fellow guests. Alfred Capus noticed: Its a tiresome situation, whenever we are more than 20,000 at table, someone will die during the year.
"Pompadour" style sole fillets|
Main ingredients: soles, truffles, prawns.
Lamb in the sun |
Mme de Pompadour invented some rissoles and some lamb dishes, she wanted the king to taste in her castle of Bellevue.
Pompadour-style soup |
Prepare some tapioca consommé, take care it is not too thick and pour it in a soup tureen on some Norcia truffles, chicken breast and corned tongue, all cut into stripes.
Pompadour-style oysters |
Ingredients for 4 people: 24 fresh oysters, French brandy q.s., white truffle, white pepper q.s.
Pompadour-style beef steak |
Ingredients: gr. 140 of fillet (a person), small pieces of toast, oil, butter, meat sauce, brandy, white wine, cream, mashed potatoes.
Pompadour -style macaroni|
Cook macaroni in some meat broth; when they are cold, add some pork sauce, roasted minced capon breasts, minced ham, pepper and grated cheese; after you have put it in the serving dish, cover it with egg yolk, parmesan, butter and milk cream with cinnamon. Put it in the oven in order to herden the cream. Serve it hot.
Asparagus after Pompadours fashion|
You will see that this recipe is at the same time charmingly simple and perfectly elegant. Choose three bunches of beautiful Dutch asparagus that is white with violet tips.
Courtesan in the white dress|
Legend or reality? Jeanne Antoine Poisson in Le Normand DEtoiles, marquise of Pompadour (1721-1764), poor birth, made Le Normand DEtioles fall in love with her, to be introduced at court , where she became Luois XVs mistress.Until this reality. But the legend says that, loving all the kind of arts, she didnt disdain the art of good cooking, when this cuold help her to reach a mans heart. Refined but intense astes as love is, strong smells as her womanliness are the characteristics of the: Courtesan in the white dress.