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