Our French cuisine teacher Zoe’s favorite dish from her childhood, growing up in Paris was brandade de Morue; a mixture of salted cod with whipped potato purée and roasted garlic. A staple served every week in her home. Brandade de Morue elevates modest ingredients like salt cod and potatoes by whipping them in milk, olive oil and garlic to create a rich and silky dish. It’s a perfect example of how the most humble of ingredients can be elevated and transformed into a comforting yet elegant meal.
Brandade de Morue Gratin, served with a Frisée, Radicchio & Butter Leaf Salad
Palmier - "Elephant Ear” Puff Pastry Cookies
Zoé McLaughlin was born in Paris and raised in San Francisco. She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and worked in restaurants in France while she wrote and published her first cookbook – a collection of family recipes influenced by her multicultural upbringing. She now lives in San Francisco, where she works in the non-profit culinary world and hosts online cooking demonstrations. She has a passion for bringing together the diverse flavors and culinary traditions of the Bay Area with the time tested techniques of classical French cooking.
ABOUT COMMUNITY DINNER
Once a month, we open our doors to friends new and old, welcoming all to our share a table and a delicious meal. Every month is something different, but it's always $15 and always tasty. Wine and beer are for sale at the event. Kids welcome!
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