In France cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.Julia Child
That’s exactly how all began between us, Marine and Aurelia, eight years ago on the Gold Coast. Our hubbies are foodies and we were already both serious cooks.
Marine coming from Lyon (East of France) and Aurelia from Nantes (West Coast of France), a friendly yet competitive rivalry started.
Every weekend, one of us was in charge of cooking the main, the other one in charge of baking the dessert. The level quickly escalated as the game was not without a purpose: eating the best meal ever, at least better than the week before.
A year after the start of this exciting challenge, Marine and her partner moved to Shanghai in China. But the competition was far from an end. Every week, we were sending each other appetising pictures of our homemade dishes… We explored all types of French delicacies from the Strawberry Charlotte, Boeuf Bourguignon, Salmon en Croute…
Few years later, Marine came back to Australia. That is when we were finally back together and decided to live our passion to its best! Our friends started to ask us to cook mains, desserts and even buffets. One thing leading to another, we decided to go for it. Et voilà, we are Comme à la Maison.
Comme à la Maison is not only about food but also the ultimate French ‘rendez-vous’ on the Gold Coast. We are on a mission to inspire Australians to master the art of French eating. We strive to grow with food enthusiasts who seek fun gourmet adventures, just like we experienced growing surrounded by our families back in France.
Comme à la maison is based on a deep friendship between two French girls living the Australian dream!
Home cook & expert in Rum flavoured dessert
Coming from Nantes but living on the Gold Coast since 2009 with a French hubby and 4 yo twin boys. For me cooking french cuisine is the easiest (and cheapest!) way to feel like in France. When I miss my friends or family I cook their signature recipes and like magic I feel closer to them. Smells in the kitchen are a great way to travel instantly.
Favourite starter: Taboulé, a summer delight! My signature recipe was brought back from Tunisia by my great grand father. The mint and lemon juice add a fresh taste that is simple irresistible!
Favourite main: Beef Bourguignon, for sure the best comfort food in winter. I used to enjoy putting carrots and potatoes from my grand dad’s garden.
Favourite dessert: Rum Baba, a classic Sunday family lunch dessert from my Mum’s recipe book. It’s exquisite with whipped cream. I’m quite happy to see that it’s back on trend this year on French great patissier’s menus!
Home cook & serious chocolate lover
Coming from Lyon, said to be the World gastronomic city, I am now settled on the Gold Coast after living in different countries (Denmark, India, China). I love discovering flavours but I always return to my French roots and cook family recipes. It reminds me of my childhood and all the great times I’ve spent back in France!
Favourite starter: Salade de Chèvre Chaud [Warm Goat Cheese Salad]. To me, this is the ultimate started, not too filling but full of flavours. The goat cheese toasts with honey and pine nuts are just too good to be true!
Favourite main: Ravioles de Romans, which are tiny ravioli filled with Comté cheese, cream, parsley. Such a shame we can’t find this specialty here in Australia.
Favourite dessert: Raspberry Tart, a French classic with a vanille Crème Pâtissière, a crunchy crust and fresh raspberry… Simply delightful!