French chocolate mousse with Mexican chili is the perfect adult way to have chocolate for dessert. And oh, great for romantic dinners too. Easy to make and adapted from the queen of French cuisine, Julia Child – by Lapetitchef.
French cuisine is heavily influenced by Italian cuisine. Knowledge of French cooking has contributed significantly to Western cuisines. Its criteria are used widely in Western cookery school boards and culinary education (we learnt it too). The ingredients of that time varied greatly according to the seasons and the church calendar, and many items were preserved with salt, spices, honey, and other preservatives. An interesting cuisine to get the basics of cooking right.
French food to me was limited to French fries and French toast until I came to college. As part of our curriculum, we had Foods and Nutrition as one of our subjects and our teacher was French. Her style of cooking was very different to my mom’s and that is what struck me. Some months ago, I did prepare Stuffed Potato French Loaf which is a fusion recipe using French bread and stuffed it with an Indian Potato filling. It was an instant hit in the family.
This May month is extra special for me as it’s my birthday month and we are celebrating it by sharing some delicious recipes from across the globe by my fellow food bloggers. Swayampurna Mishra is one such blogger who is passionate about her food and cooking. I am a fan of her food photography as well. She describes herself as a Food blogger, Banker, Food photographer & stylist, Recipe Developer, Editor of FeedFeed and Jamie Oliver Food Rev Ambassador. While I like all her recipes, I picked French Chocolate Chilli Mousse for this global series feature.
You can follow Swayam on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Hope you have got as excited about this global recipe month like I am and are looking forward to many such unique international recipes from around the globe. Keep coming back for more! If you do try this recipe, please do share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. This will keep me motivated to develop more interesting recipes. Click a pic and post it with the hashtag #cookiliciousveg . I would love to see your pictures on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter!