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  1. Diane Mars

    Small Talk: The Galley

    I don't know. He doesn't neither. He's not a baker (even if he's still making cakes, croissants, pastries, etc. ), but he told me he never used it when he was making bread (some years ago, lol !) and that you don't need it if you've got a good sourdough. But I will stop here, because we don't have the same flours, products, etc... (and I'll add that I don't like "sugary" bread at all, and we don't like the bread like you do in NA, so, of course, we don't follow the same receipes)
  2. Diane Mars

    S04.E06: Knot Today, Anchors

    Awwww... Thank you ❀️ I really appreciate.
  3. Diane Mars

    Small Talk: The Galley

    It "nourishes" and helps the sourdough to grow, told hubby
  4. Diane Mars

    S09.E21: Hurricane Camille

    It has been ! In last season of Million Dollar Listing, with the David(s), who are working for The Agency. After the robbery, PK decided to put it out off the market πŸ˜„
  5. Diane Mars

    S04.E06: Knot Today, Anchors

    French -born and trained- Chef's and restaurant owner wife here : Just to let you know that having the humility of checking for a receipe and following it is ESSENTIAL in this job, and it's absolutely not considered as something "weak", or a lack of knowledge or professionalism at all. Asking her mother for a pragmatic solution to "down-sweetened" her Chantilly for the icing and ending by doing a buttercream instead, by adding butter to the cream, like she did as her mother told her, neither... I'm NOT a chef, but I'm quite good at cooking πŸ˜‰ I thaught Hubby some receipes, and when he's not sure about something, he asks me... We also create some plates together, sometimes. We've also some friends -and clients- who are "starred" in the Michelin's and/or Gault and Millault guides, so I have the pretention to think that I've got a little bit of knowledge regarding how it works in real world, and what she does is exactly how she should doing it. Until now at least, but she's got the right attitude, the right humility regarding her position (even the "fake it 'till you make it", because she's putting what it needs to learn and grow.) ETA : I hope this post doesn't sound cocky or like if I'm lecturing you, because it's not my intent at all. My goal is only to explain/clarify, as I have a good knowledge of this working environnment, requirements, service, etc... πŸ˜‰ ETA#2 : and "basic food", when well made with good products is AMAH-ZING ! It's my forte and I "helped" Hubby to "tone down" some of his plates, for the better. Let the product speak ! "Let the carrot be a carrot and taste like a carrot" ! I have to admit that we're really lucky here in Switzerland, because we've got quite good products, with taste, no antibiotics, etc... It's expensive, but our basic products are good, tasteful and healthy.
  6. Diane Mars

    S04.E06: Knot Today, Anchors

    Where are you living to assert that ?!? Because October, in Cannes'area, is not that hot at all ! 65Β°F - 70Β°F is not "Summer". And I'm not even talking about the evenings/nights !
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    S04.E05: 99 Problems but a Chef Ain't One

    Yes. But no. The hired person need to be trained on boats & certified, AND pass the Bravo approval.... No as easy as it seems πŸ˜‰
  8. Diane Mars

    S09.E20: Un Petit Hangover

    "un petit" means "a small" in French πŸ™‚
  9. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰
  10. Diane Mars

    S11.E16: More than a Feelin'

    I agree 100% with your whole post and, yes, Except when she HAD to do community service -I don't know how it's called... when she was serving soup- I can't remember any neither !!!! Aditionnally, all her TH were invalidating what she told the orther women when she came back ! Yes, she came back because of her obligations regarding of her sobriety, but all the rest was what she knew she was supposed to say, but no way she was feeling it... And, in my books, it's not being a narcissist, but a sociopath 😩
  11. Diane Mars

    S04.E03: Cannes You Cook?

    Yes... It's a really good way to remove you from any situation ! Nobody will contest it (for real πŸ˜‰ )
  12. Diane Mars

    S17.E14: Finale

    Yes, I know πŸ™‚ That's why I made this reference πŸ™‚
  13. Diane Mars

    S17.E14: Finale

    I thought it was a clever, even if unconscious, reference to Hermès... (because of the timeless effortless chic.)
  14. Diane Mars

    S17.E14: Finale

    I'm so happy Sebastian won ! I LOVED his effortless, chic, so "now" but timeless collection ! I Loved the belts, too... He has a really brigh future ahead, because I'm seeing him like the Hermès brand ! Fantastic job. (And I'm really hard to please, but here nothing to complain about. I WANT to wear some of his pieces or accessories. I really WANT THAT badly !)
  15. Sorry if it's offensive. Where I'm from (Switzerland), it's not. So apologizes, because I didn't know.