The Grimoire

Our grimoire is our blog. It represents our universe where you will find in-depth articles and recipes.

The articles: A dive each time into the fascinating world of spices from all its angles (historical, botanical, sometimes chemical and of course culinary). Each article is written entirely by Max.

Recipes: Recipes from our chefs, those from our local partner Recettes & Cabas, from our blogger friends, and simply from our friends!

Recipes

Likouala Vanilla Bourbon and Pepper Crème Brûlée

Posted on 08/06/23 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
Here is a delicious burnt cream revisited with pepper from Likouala, by Ambroise, chef at the Totem and Temp restaurant in Lyon.
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Sichuan Pepper Chicken

Posted on 01/03/23 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
A simple and delicious recipe to discover Sichuan pepper.
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Chocolate fondant with Tonka bean and Timur Berry

Posted on 22/02/23 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
A chocolate fondant revisited with two subtle perfumes: Tonka bean and Timur bay. A melting with almond notes with the notes of grapefruit and floral in the background. Delicious!
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Make your spice mix for your gingerbread

Posted on 23/11/22 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
Here is our recipe for gingerbread spice spice. A very simple and quick recipe to make! Preferably use raw spices, whole unmolded that you will grind at the last moment. You will thus have all the original perfumes of the spices for a gingerbread with taste! Unless you are fully protected, a ground spice loses its aromas. For grind your spices, use a small electric mill (type 2 -blades coffee mill or your robot, a mortar also works) this assembly can also be used in all Your other Christmas cookies. Our mulled wine assembly or our four spices also work to make a gingerbread or Christmas cookies.
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You will make a hell of a discovery by cooking these flakes of small spelles. Super tender and very gourmet pancakes. Turmeric, a little garlic, ginger, and eggs. And "the mystery ingredient" which will give its unique taste to its pancakes, the malted yeast. To serve with a beautiful seasonal salad, endives and apples! Recipe offered by recipes & shopping bags
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Vietnamese salad like a Banh mi

Posted on 25/10/22 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
The Banh Mi "is a Vietnamese street-food (street kitchen) sandwich based on meat or tofu that can be tasted in a very French baguette! It consists of vegetables in pickles and raw vegetables, coriander and a Sauce raised. We offer it here in the form of a gourmet and crunchy salad for a guaranteed culinary journey. Recipe offered by Recipes & Cabasse
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Spelled risotto with pumpkin and tarragon

Posted on 21/10/22 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
A risotto that changes to make you discover the crunchy and the unique taste of the little spelled, in a recipe that smells good in autumn. We also love the sweetness of pumpkin, in this recipe that does not lack delicacy. Recipe offered by Recipes & Cabus
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Kanelbullar

Posted on 21/06/22 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
Kanelbullar is a pastry from North and Northern Europe who became popular in the 1920s under the name of cinnamon roll. A recipe by our partner Bienmanger.com
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Chicken marinated in Provence herbs

Posted on 17/06/22 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
An easy and tasty recipe by our partner Bienmanger
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Chakchouka (Tunisian ratatouille), couscous

Posted on 03/06/22 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
Originally from the Maghreb, the chakchouka is a pan -fried peppers, tomatoes, onions, to which we add spices and eggs at the end.
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Veal Colombo, melting Swiss chard and bulgur

Posted on 27/05/22 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
For a change, here's a recipe with tender veal lightly spiced with colombo spices! Melt-in-your-mouth Swiss chard and bulgur cereal make for a perfectly balanced and delicious dish!Recipe suggested by Recettes & Cabas
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Warm bulgur salad with orange and walnuts

Posted on 20/05/22 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
Here's a refreshing change from the classic tabbouleh, with bulgur and fruit for a sweet-and-sour twist. We love this sunny, colorful salad that heralds the arrival of summer!
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Yellow vegetable curry with wheat noodles

Posted on 16/05/22 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
A round trip to Bangkok with this recipe featuring a thousand and one exotic flavors, thanks to Max Daumin's curry paste and spices.Recipe suggested by Recettes & Cabas
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Harira (Moroccan soup) with dates

Posted on 10/03/22 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
Take a trip to Morocco with the famous traditional Harira soup, made with lentils and crushed tomatoes, mixed with vegetables, spices and dates... A wonderful promise of oriental flavors! Bon appétit! Recipe suggested by Recettes & Cabas
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Korma cauliflower, basmati rice

Posted on 10/02/22 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
A vegetarian recipe full of pep! Oven-roasted cauliflower with spices for maximum flavor, and rice to balance out the recipe, served with a highly original cashew-based sauce! A great discovery to try! To accentuate the Indian flavor of this dish, you can add 1cc of cardamom powder and serve it hot with lime wedges. You can add fresh coriander just before serving.recipe suggested by Recettes & Cabas
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Oatmeal pancakes - Fondue of leeks with curry

Posted on 03/02/22 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
Playful and well-balanced, this seasonal recipe is sure to appeal to vegetarian and non-vegetarian eaters alike! A clever blend of rolled oats, curry powder, onions and eggs, to make your own healthy, crispy patties, accompanied by a leek fondue that you can also season with curry powder - we love it! Recipe suggested by Recettes & Cabas
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Galette des Rois with Tonka bean and Vanilla Tahitensis

Posted on 05/01/22 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
A delicious galette des Rois with Tonka beans and Tahitensis vanilla
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Sea bream fillets with citrus fruits

Posted on 14/12/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
This recipe is a classic of Moroccan cuisine. Moroccan cuisine is characterized by its variety of dishes of Arab, Jewish and Berber origin. It's a cuisine in which spices and aromatic herbs play a predominant role. You can add fresh coriander just before serving.recipe suggested by Recettes & Cabas
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An easy-to-make veal stir-fry with cream and melting spiced carrots from Recettes & Cabas
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Homemade foie gras with Four Spices

Posted on 25/11/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
The ideal marriage of spices and foie gras: our recipe for homemade foie gras with our four-spice blend.
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Vegetable ravioli broth

Posted on 10/11/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
A recipe suggested by our partner recettesetcabas.com
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Cajun-Spiced Chicken Fajitas

Posted on 03/11/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
A recipe suggested by our partner recettesetcabas.com
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Sweet potatoes stuffed with chickpeas

Posted on 26/10/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
A recipe suggested by our partner recettesetcabas.com
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A recipe suggested by our partner recettesetcabas.com
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A fine, delicious dessert made by Victoire.
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Indian-inspired venison stew

Posted on 18/10/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
An original version of game, prepared and cooked with spices.
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Mint chutney, the benchmark for chutneys

Posted on 11/10/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
Mint chutney (Pudinha chatni ) is the benchmark for chutneys. This little green sauce is sometimes served in Indian restaurants. A quick and delicious recipe!
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Rice croquettes with garam masala and coriander

Posted on 11/10/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
Here is a very simple recipe to make and sapped!
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Butter Chicken

Posted on 04/10/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
A tasty dish where the chicken is marinated, and then cooked in a tomato sauce and of course full of spices!
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Shrimp achar

Posted on 28/09/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
This releasing (condiment) is one of the best I know. Very simple to make and oh how exquisite!
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Chickpea Curry (dahl)

Posted on 16/09/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
Here is a vegetarian curry: a chickpea curry.
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Indian Five Spices

Posted on 06/09/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
An Indian version of the five-epices
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Apple chutney, a little delight

Posted on 06/09/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
This chutney (acidic, salty, sweet) of apples is a real delight. A sudden mixture of spices, acidity, sweet on a bed of apples.
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Raïta

Posted on 30/08/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
Raïta is a sauce (or salad) that comes from India, based on yogurt and vegetables. It provides a freshness of spicy dishes and softens, if necessary, the spice of certain spices.
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Garam Masala

Posted on 25/08/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
In the Hindi language, Garam means "hot" and Masala "spice mixture". There are as many versions of Garam Masala as there are families in India. This type of mixture has gone around the world and influences many kitchens. Here is a particularly interesting and fragrant version.
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Indian Inspired Lamb Curry

Posted on 25/08/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
Here is a particularly spicy (but not spicy) lamb curry and frankly recalling Indian cuisine
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Cinnamon Apple Gourmet Turnovers

Posted on 03/05/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
A recipe offered by our partner RecipeSetcabas.com With its bewitching fragrance, cinnamon is surely one of the best known spices in the world, whether in cooking or in traditional medicine, notably Ayurvedic. Of course, it is completely optional in this recipe! This is a traditional snack in France, which we buy from the baker-pastry chef but that we rarely cook at home. Success obviously is due in the quality of the puff pastry ...
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Lentil curry with candied peppers

Posted on 03/05/21 by  Max Daumin     Recipes
A recipe offered by our partner RecipeSetcabas.comsimple and quick to make, this is a complete vegetarian dish but rich in protein because the rice combination with legumes (red beans, broken pea, chickpeas or as here with lenses,) is frequently Used by vegetarians and vegans: this allows you to have a significant protein intake with all the amino acids necessary for the body.
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A recipe offered by our partner RecipeSetcabas.com
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A recipe offered by our partner RecipeSetcabas.com
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