In my family in France, food has always been the center of the attention. It has also been the pretense for family reunion, talks, singing, and much much more.
I learned how to sing and harmonize when I was a child, during those many wonderful family reunions and diner, during which young and older family members would break into traditional "chansons paillardes" (naughty songs dated back from the Middle Age, supposedly sung by bored prison guards in castles).
My uncles and my dad would play the roles of tenors and sometimes even baritone, whereas the ladies would sing soprano and even alto! The harmonies on these amazing melodies only rivaled with the naughty words of those songs, that were purposely bleeped by adults when kids were present...
Also this happened because we had had a incredible meal that most likely had lasted at least 2 to 3 hours. And the singing would have already started half way through it...
I have been writing a cook book for a couple of years now. It takes time because I like to document the recipes with pictures. This cook book is directly inspired by my mom's and my family's cooking! No fancy schmancy recipes, just plain old traditional family French cuisine!
So here is first recipe of you: let's start simple with a salty cake with herbs and feta cheese. Perfect for before dinner drinks and nibbles, or an appetizer! Enjoy!