I made gratin today to use up Reblochon which was going off. 
I made butternut squash mash, potato mash and boiled macaroni. Into the sauce I put leek and carrots and Chinese leaf (I know this vegetable is not so familiar in your meal but in Chinese dishes. However, almost everybody in Japan knows that it goes very well with white sauce. Please try it!). After putting the cheese, bread crumble and Romanesco broccoli boiled for 30 seconds just to get rid of smell I just baked it until the cheese gets browned. This is proper winter dish. Oh no, it IS winter!!



  1. I don't know what is Chinese lettuce. The dish looks delicious! You are invited to come over for Thanksgiving dinner. We are eating out. "-)

  2. Oh sorry! it is Chinese leaf..! I will change it in the blog accordingly...
    Oh would love to be there...!

  3. Looks delicious! Thank you for not hiding the beautiful Romanesco broccoli under the sauce! Let me know if you ever write a post on chinese leaf, chinese cabbage and other such vegetables that you use in your cooking. Reading about vegetables is as good for you as eating them! Great blog!

  4. Oh, and I forgot to mention that I wrote a post on the beautiful Romanesco broccoli a few days ago. Thanks to Noodlefish for the inspiration! :) http://goyavier.wordpress.com/2011/11/11/the-most-beautiful-vegetable-in-the-world/

  5. hi goyavier
    yes i love the look of the vegetable, too.
    ok. i have one more European(ish) winter dish with Japanese twist. I will write about it someday. ;D