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5 recipes to bring back the flavors of childhood

 We all have taste memories of our childhood. A dish that simmer on the fire, a cake prepared by a grandmother, a ritualized family meal. Joséphine and Antoine, co -founders of Urban Cuisine, lent themselves to the game of nostalgic recipes and share five dishes with the good taste of their childhood.


Savory recipes to find the flavors of childhood

Old -fashioned ratatouille recipe


"She reminds me of the return of school, when the smell was already embalmed the whole house. Small vegetables cooked over low heat for hours in a huge metallic pot. This is one of my mom's best recipes! " Joséphine


Ingredients for 6 people

5 tomatoes, 2 to 3 peppers, 4 to 6 zucchini, 2 eggplant, 2 to 3 onions, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 bay leaf, 1/2 glass of oil, a pinch of salt and pepper



  1. Rinse, peel and cut the vegetables into dice.
  2. Put the oil to heat in a pot and brown the minced onions.
  3. Add the zucchini and eggplant. When they are golden, remove them and reserve them.
  4. In the same pot, brown the garlic cloves and peppers.
  5. Wait for a few minutes and join the tomatoes. Let it come back for 10 minutes, stirring.
  6. Add the zucchini and eggplant. Season and cook over low heat, with the lid, for 2 hours.


old -fashioned ratatouille

Vegetable planter recipe


“When spring arrived, my parents liked to take us to the market to buy the most beautiful vegetables. Small peas, turnips, carrots ... We have spent a lot of time peel and cut, before simmering everything. I liked the crunchy vegetables of this recipe which reminds me of a lot of memories ” Antoine

Ingredients for 6 people


2 turnips, 6 carrots, 6 potatoes, 1 lettuce, 400 g of fresh peas, 4 onions, 6 garlic cloves, a bouquet garni, olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper



  1. Peel the vegetables and cut them into small pieces. Wash the salad.
  2. Brown the garlic and onions in a pressure cooker.
  3. Integrate the vegetables (except potatoes and peas). Cover with water at height. Add the bouquet garni, salt, pepper and close the casserole dish.
  4. Cook for 20 minutes over high heat from the sausage of the valve.
  5. Open the casserole dish, add the potatoes and peas then put pressure on for 15 minutes.


Tuna corn tumor salad recipe


“My parents separated when I was a child. When we were at my father, it was the recipe that came back almost every night. He had never really learned to cook! Since then, it has become a joke in our family ” Joséphine

Ingredients for 6 people

6 tomatoes, 1 large box of natural tuna, 1 large box of corn, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, mustard.


  1. Cut the tomatoes into slices.
  2. Pour them into a bowl with corn.
  3. Crumble the tuna and incorporate it into the bowl.
  4. Add to your convenience salt, pepper, mustard, oil and vinegar.

The sweet recipes of their childhood

Tatin pie recipe


“This dessert has always fascinated me. Its cooking is very technical: the pie must be a little crunchy, do not go into tatters, with just enough caramel. It reminds me of beautiful moments spent at the table, with the family, around good meals. ” Antoine


Ingredients for 6 people

100 g of sugar, 50 g of butter, 1 short pastry, 1 kilo of apples



  1. Place the butter in pieces in a saucepan, then integrate the sugar. Cook over low heat for 5 min until caramel is obtained.
  2. Spread the caramel on the bottom of a pie dish.
  3. Add the apples cut into large dice, then cover with the shortcrust pastry.
  4. Bake 25 min at 210 ° C (thermostat 7). Serve warm.


Clafoutis of our grandmothers

Clafoutis recipe from our grandmothers


"When I was a child, my grandmother, installed in the south, had a large cherry tree in his garden. In June, when the cherries are red and sweet, we were going to pick them up before incorporating them into the clafoutis. My grandmother's little secret: Leaving the nuclei, it gives more taste! ” Joséphine


Ingredients for 6 people

500 g of cherries, 1/4 liter of milk, 3 eggs, 100 g of sugar, 120 g of flour, 30 g of melted butter, vanilla sugar, salt



  1. Mix the flour, sugar, salt and vanilla sugar.
  2. Add the eggs then the milk while continuing to mix.
  3. Add the melted butter.
  4. Generously butter the dish, place the cherries, then pour the clafoutis dough.
  5. Put in the oven for 10 min at 210 ° C, lower at 180 ° C and cook for another 20 min.
  6. Serve cold or warm.

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