My crazy story of living in Paris, getting homesick for Texas, and then cooking up recipes inspired by both places for my book, Cowgirl Chef: Texas Cooking with a French Accent, caught the attention of the national restaurant chain Mimi’s Cafe.
Turns out we’re of the same mindset – borrowing flavors and techniques from both sides of the pond to create new French-American dishes – and now we both want to know what you can do. Mimi’s has launched its first “French-Inspired, American Comfort Food Recipe Contest,” which runs through June 17 – and I’ll be judging the recipes.
The winning dish will be featured on Mimi’s menus at its 98 cafes across the U.S. in September, and the winner will also win a trip to Paris, France (Bonjour, la tour Eiffel!). What are you waiting for? Allez-y, people!