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Ratatouille is a classic French dish that's perfect for hot weather, featuring a medley of fresh summer vegetables. It's light, healthy, and easy to prepare. Prep Time 40 minutes Ingredients to serve 4 as an accompaniment. Ingredients: 1 eggplant, diced 2 zucchinis, sliced 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 [...]


Lemon Olive Oil Cake

This simple and versatile cake is a global staple. It hails from the Mediterranean region near the south of France. Full disclosure it is my wife’s recipe; and I am happy to devour it when she makes it!  Perfect to bring to a spring party!   Ingredients: 1 cup (200g) sugar Zest from 2 [...]

Lemon Olive Oil Cake2024-03-28T08:15:58-07:00

Bocuse Style Chicken in Cream Sauce

As the days are getting shorter and cooler, I find I am craving comfort food. For me, that is inspired by my French upbringing, family gatherings, and how could I not lean to a Bocuse inspired dish to pair with my holiday POV? Prep. Time:  40 minutes Ingredients to serve 6 Chicken: 1 chicken [...]

Bocuse Style Chicken in Cream Sauce2023-12-01T15:47:14-08:00

Freddie’s Kitchen awarded City of Palm Springs Façade Improvement Grant

We are thrilled to share some exciting news. After a year+ with banners for signs, We Now Have A Lit Permanent Sign!!! We are grateful and honored to have received the City’s Facade Improvement Grant to assist us with the cost of our new sign. We hope this helps us to continue to grow awareness and [...]

Freddie’s Kitchen awarded City of Palm Springs Façade Improvement Grant2023-12-01T14:12:40-08:00

Authentic Olive Tapenade

Fall is a time of abundance with comfort food and festive gatherings.  Authentic Provençal Olive Tapenade is a delicious spread of olives, garlic, capers, and anchovy, that is served in the South of France.  It is an easy and beloved dish that is simple to make, yet always welcome at a gathering. Prep. Time:  20 [...]

Authentic Olive Tapenade2023-09-24T07:44:01-07:00

Tarte à la Tomate

Thought to originate in the South of France, this version is from my hometown region in northeastern France: Alsace.  A French Tomato Tart is a perfect balance of sweet, ripened tomatoes and salty olives and anchovies. In France, tarts are not considered special-occasion fare, but a staple – even a comfort food to some. [...]

Tarte à la Tomate2023-06-07T07:37:41-07:00

Steam-Boiled Artichokes

Artichoke season is here!  Spring and fall are when artichokes are in season.  They can be an intimidating vegetable if you have never worked with them before, but honestly, it is hard to ruin one.  An artichoke is an immature flower bud of the thistle plant, and they are generously forgiving when cooking them. [...]

Steam-Boiled Artichokes2023-03-03T05:59:23-08:00

Eat Like a Local! Freddie’s Kitchen celebrated in Locale Magazine…

Led by Chef Frederic Pierrel, Freddie’s Kitchen at the Cole is serving up a truly delicious French-California menu full of robust, global flavors and artful presentations. Those looking for international flavors will be happy to order French staples like the escargot and French onion soup; those seeking unique Californian dishes will love perusing the seasonal [...]

Eat Like a Local! Freddie’s Kitchen celebrated in Locale Magazine…2023-03-03T05:44:40-08:00

Restaurant News Bites in the Coachella Valley

Over the last few years, the Cole Hotel (at 2323 N. Palm Canyon Drive, in Palm Springs) has played host to various pop-up restaurants. Now it seems the Cole is the permanent home of Freddie’s Kitchen, helmed by Chef Frederic Pierret, a classically trained French chef from Alsace. The menu includes French classics like steak [...]

Restaurant News Bites in the Coachella Valley2022-12-01T12:14:41-08:00
Chef Frederic Pierrel