French Dinner Party Menu with Recipes for Easy Entertaining

Our French Dinner Party honors one of the world’s great cuisines. The 3 courses are all simple to prepare in advance. Just perfect for easy entertaining. French cuisine and cooking methods quite rightly have a great reputation for excellence. So many classic, French dishes are found right throughout the world and why not? French cuisine has long influenced food trends. As for French cooking methods, some people assume that all French dishes are complex. But, I am here to tell … Read More

How You Can Make Quick Easy French Chocolate Mousse

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A French chocolate mousse recipe following the traditional, French method. Grab some good quality eggs and chocolate, find 15 minutes time. Quick and easy. French chocolate mousse is not just popular in France but in many countries right around the world. It is certainly a dessert you will find on many restaurant menus. “Mousse au Chocolat” is also surprisingly easy to put together as I can attest, as this was my first attempt to make it. A rich chocolate flavor … Read More

How to Enjoy the Best of French with this Easy Mushroom Brie Toastie

Our mushroom brie toastie combines delicious caramelized onion and mushrooms on butter and mustard-flavored toasted baguette slices. Easy tasting French!. So, upon returning from Bordeaux, I was walking in our local neighborhood when we came across a neighbor giving away excess tarragon. This instantly reminded me of our trip to Bordeaux, as tarragon is commonly used there. And so, I just had to make a bruschetta-like toastie featuring some favorite French ingredients. Brie, tarragon, mustard and caramelized onions. If you … Read More

A Malaysian Banquet Featuring Famous Malaysian Dishes

It’s time for another Compass & Fork dinner party! Here is a banquet of famous Malaysian dishes featuring laksa, noodles, creamy chicken curry and dessert. Welcome to another Compass & Fork Dinner Party menu, this time featuring a banquet from the culinary diverse nation of Malaysia. Diverse, because of the many culinary influences at play in Malaysia. With Georgetown, Penang being a major, colonial trading town, people from around the region flocked to Penang for the employment opportunities. Bringing their … Read More

Don’t You Want to Know All About Pengat Pisang?

Pengat pisang is a classic, Malaysian dessert and is easy to make. Our version of this creamy and maybe indulgent dessert comes with a surprise ingredient. Our pengat pisang recipe is quick to make and features sago, a wonderful ingredient which helps thicken this creamy, slightly sweet dessert featuring banana and mango. Pengat pisang (banana) is a dessert you will find throughout Malaysia. It’s a creamy combination of fruit that is a little sweet without being over the top, thanks … Read More

Why this is the Best Kapitan Malaysian Chicken Recipe

Our mildly spiced, best Kapitan Malaysian chicken recipe is a creamy, Malaysian curry sure to please those new to the world of South East Asian curries. Ayam Kapitan is the local name given to one of the many Malaysian chicken recipes available to enjoy throughout the country. Our best Kapitan Malaysian chicken recipe can go by many names. Kapitan chicken and kapitan curry and captain curry are three of those names. Whichever name you use, this nyonya chicken curry is … Read More

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