Our fourth “Follow them Friday” features GREG from Cook’n’Roll blogs amazing recipes in French.
When did you start blogging?
I opened my blog on April 6th, 2011. I was looking for a convenient way to electronically centralize my recipes, on the Net. Could not find the right solution, so I thought a blog would do the job! The I got caught into sharing and blogging…
How did you decide on the name of your blog?
At the time I was juggling between two passions: food and roller blading; a healthy combination when I think about it! Hence the obvious name Cook’n’Roll! In the end I never published anything on roller blading as I originally planned.
What was the title of your first ever blog post?
It’s « Phố Hà Nội – Soupe de Hanoi ». And is still one of my favorite recipes…
Do you prefer eating in or eating out?
Definitely eating in! It gives me a chance to cook 🙂
What is your favourite dish to share?
Involtini di melanzane. It’s easy to make plenty, oven cooked, and I love the combination of egg plant, minced meat and parmeggiano.
What is your favourite comfort food?
Bibimbap! Is that comfort food? For me it is! Rice getting crispy in hot stone bowls, topped with sautéed veggies and marinated meat; it’s hot, spicy, flavorful, totally comforting!
What is your favorite dessert?
A home-made vanilla ice cream, eaten out of the ice-cream maker bowl.
How do you like your eggs in the morning?
Fried is my all time favorite. But if I have the time and equipment, a ‘perfect egg’ cooked at 64° is my favorite! I love the soft texture of the white, the creamy yolk…
Was there a particular dish that got you into cooking?
Thaï food I think. With Touta at Mmmmh! Being able to cook my own Red curry duck, or fried beef with Thaï basil, convinced that I had to do more!
What has been your biggest recipe failure?
My first gnocchi. Flavored with spinach. The dough was sticking everywhere on my hands, kitchen, apron, and finally… bin!
What is your earliest food memory?
My mum’s curried chicken maybe?! She and I still cook her recipe, which is my favorite.