Nora Pouillon: Restaurant Nora, Asia Nora, Washington,
With Nora; Park Lane Press, 1996
Adapted by StarChefs.com
good eating habits I think that children should eat the same
food as grown ups. When I cook with my children I like to
introduce them to new flavors - they are more likely to eat
them if they are involved in the cooking process and, of course,
I also make them aware of the seasons and the importance of
As I spend
so much time at my two restaurants, the most frequent meal
I share with my daughters, Nina and Nadia, is breakfast. They
both love French toast and enjoy helping me prepare it by
getting involved mixing the milk and eggs and soaking the
bread before cooking it on the griddle. The secret is to make
the toast taste like cake by soaking country style bread until
the milk and egg mixture penetrates all the way through and
then cooking it over a lower heat so that the eggs don't burn.
The girls eat it with yogurt, mixed to a creamy consistency
and flavored with orange blossom honey or maple syrup and
sprinkled with seasonal berries.
- 2-4 slices
day-old country style bread, approximately 1/2 - 3/4 inch
- 1/2 cup
- 2 whole
- 1/2 teaspoon
vanilla essence (optional)
- 2 Tablespoons
the milk, eggs and vanilla essence and pour into a shallow
bread slices in the mixture for 2-5 minutes until soft.
Heat a cast
iron pan or griddle and melt 1 Tablespoon of butter. Carefully
place the bread slices in the pan.
2 minutes on medium heat on one side, turn with a spatula
and cook for another 2 minutes.
yogurt and fresh berries.