Manger

I’ve been meaning to post about Mimi Thorisson’s beautiful recipe blog, Manger, for a long time. Mimi and her husband, Oddur, their beautiful children and many, many sweet dogs all live in Médoc, France. I must admit that I’m envious of almost every visible aspect of their life. I become so mesmerized and relaxed looking through all of Mimi’s recipes and Oddur Thorisson’s stunning photographs–the imperfect perfection, the adorable little ones running around the countryside in wellies, bicycling to the neighbors’ house down a dirt road to forage for mushrooms and all those dogs! Such a dream.

I’m certain these beautiful recipes and photos are a lot more work and preparation than they seem though. I love this video of Mimi cooking an apple tart at home and this one of Oddur. I need to stop daydreaming and actually try my hand at some of Mimi’s wonderful recipes. Here are some of my favorites, including links to each recipe–more HERE.

Plum + Fig Meringue Pie
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Chocolate Swirl Meringues
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Old-fashioned Chocolate Mousse with Salted Caramel Chunks
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Lemon Meringue Cake
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Persian Love Cake
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Garden Cake
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Joséphine Ruffle Cake
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Baba Au Rhum
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Madeleines with Licorice Custard Cream Sauce
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Strawberry Rhubarb Trifle
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Passionfruit Chocolate Truffles
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Pumpkin Gnocchi with Saint-Nectaire Sauce
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Spring Ratatouille with Breadcrumbed Egg
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La Vignarola–Spring Vegetable Stew
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Rigatoni à la Bordelaise with Cèpes
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Mimi Thorisson
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Images courtesy of Mimi Thorisson. Photography by Oddur Thorisson.

Comments
6 Responses to “Manger”
  1. Kitty says:

    I love rustic textures like the distressed plaster and timber. Such great photos, and the food looks pretty decent too!

  2. kelsey says:

    oh yum! what gorgeous photography. it leans toward chiaroscuro i think – a favorite for food!

  3. Megan says:

    I don’t know how it’s possible to be hungry after eating that croque madame but I am! Also I am partial to that persian love cake, it was my wedding cake (so good!).

  4. Katie says:

    O.K. WOW!

  5. Love the gorgeous photography on this site… it’s going to the top of my bookmarks list! Thanks for making my morning.