Brigitte Bardot

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Brigitte Bardot icon of French cinema. Famous also for her many

recordings especially with Serge Gainsbourg. 

Her style has influenced the fashion world, emulating her dress, her hair and her pouting look.constat

 Her name became synonomous with dancing, sun and playboy companions.I love this crazy Brazilian song named for her.

Brigitte retired from cinema and became an animal rights activist using her influence to  promote the cause,even selling jewellery and other objects to raise money for her Foundation. She also became a vegetarian and strongly denounces the eating of horsemeat, which is on the decline in France these days. Although some french groups still strongly support it.

So what’s B.B. having for dinner?

Qu’est ce qu’on mange ce soir, chere Brigitte?

Since she was a big fan of Gingham or Vichy fabric as it’s called in France, perhaps it will be on a Gingham tablecloth. Check out her skirt in the film clip.

constatAnd how about a seasonal salad of endive, batavia lettuce, with toasted walnuts, roquefort cheese, and a citrus dressing.

For the dressing

Juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange that should be about 100mls if not add more juice of lemon or even 1 lime if you like it sharp or orange if not.

A big pinch of sea salt, 1 tablespoon of yoghurt to make it creamy.

Then whisk in 400mls of extra virgin olive oil. You will have lots more than you need, but this gives you a dressing for many uses. Over grilled fish for example.

Toast the walnuts in the oven. Temperature 150°c for 15 mins or less keep an eye on it

Break the roquefort into rough chunks. I peeled and blended 2 blood oranges and drizzeled them over the salad after dressing it, for colour and extra vitamin c.

For the salad, wash and spin the leaves, dress with the Citrus dressing, sprinkle over the walnuts and the cheese, and finally the blood oranges.I also added a hand full of claytonia, or winter purslane, a delicate winter salad. Add some freshly ground black pepper over the top.

SAM_3807SAM_3785A collage for Brigitte.

“Not a Fur Coat”

All images were found in old magazines from Brocantes.The salad is my own image.  The collage is by me!


5 thoughts on “Brigitte Bardot

  1. We’re camping down the south coast and having baked bean, cheese, onion and black pepper jaffles for lunch. As much as I love this jaffle I’d kill for that salad! Sounds delicious.

  2. Great work Susie, but I’m still thinking about the polar bear. Wasn’t BB also the face of Marianne, that emblematic French symbol?

  3. Love the collage. Hope Brigitte stumbles across it!
    And we’re drooling at work over the salad, even tho’ not exactly salad eating weather here in West Cork, at present! Breda C

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