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From tomato soufflé to brown-butter sole: Yotam Ottolenghi’s French-style recipes | Food

[ad_1] It’s a stereotype, I know, but “traditional French cooking” can still seem a bit intimidating. Those tall white chefs’ hats! Those grand-sounding recipe names! Those fancy techniques for making all sorts of pastry! It can all feel rather exclusive, but in reality it’s nothing of the sort. In my experience, there are only two actual “secrets” to French cookery: the first is the mise-en-place (that is, getting everything prepped, chopped and ready before you start cooking, so you can stay on top of timings once you get going). And the second? Butter. Lots and lots of butter. Tomato and gruyere soufflé Don’t let anyone tell you that soufflé is (too) hard to make. Bof! The only thing you really need to worry about is timing. And get all your prep done first, so the egg whites, say, are ready and whisked for when the tomatoes come out of the oven, and all will be fine. Allez-y! Prep 15 minCook 1 hr 20 minServes 6 450g baby plum or cherry tomatoes1 fennel bulb (330g), trimmed …