Francoise, a.k.a Maman lives in Paris, France. I (France), live in Brooklyn, NY.
Maman is a mother of 4 girls and an interior architect with a passion for cooking, ‘art de la table' and flower arrangement. Plus, she's an amazing host.
I'm an industrial designer turned business owner and yoga teacher. I never knew how to cook until we started this blog. I've learned by doing and have had a blast since. Merci Maman!
A year ago, Maman had just recovered from a serious accident that put her on bedrest and in a wheel chair for half-a-year. I had just turned 31 and suddenly realized, as naive as it sounds, that my parents were not going to be in my life forever and that I should make the most of my adult years with them.
We started Allo Maman What’s Cooking when I suggested we should work together on a common project that we could exchange over, on a daily basis, regardless of the 3,627 miles that separate us physically. Maman lives in Paris, France; I live in Brooklyn, NY.
Given how great of a cook Maman had always been and how little I knew about cooking (!!), we decided that cooking would be the platform for exchange. We started Allo Maman and have had a blast. Since then, we’ve cooked 100+ recipes… I've kind-of-learned how to cook, Maman has become (like all of us) slightly obsessed with Instagram but most importantly and despite the distance, we’ve gotten to know each other in a whole new light. A huge thank you to all our followers for supporting this adventure!
Love, Maman & France.
Maman and I's recipes always start with one core ingredient that we each interpret in our own way, based on our personal preferences, everyday influences and cooking skills. You'll find a collection of easy-to-make recipes ranging from amuse bouches (nibbles), starters and salads to entrees, sides, desserts, breakfast and drink ideas! They're all rooted in French cuisine with an international flair. Bon appetit!