Food has always been a passion ever since I was a child. As far as I can remember, I always loved discovering delicious dishes from around the world, especially French and Chinese cuisine, since they are part of my heritage. All my favourite dishes have been engraved in my palate and these memories have inspired me to become the cook I am today. Through my work in media, I had the chance to meet some of the world’s best chefs from France and Asia, and I have spent a great deal of my life eating at bistros/cafés/restaurants/eateries/trattorias/brasseries/dai pai dongs! I am always learning, looking, indulging. Being a mom to four kids and step-mom to two super-duper teenagers, my family is my main motivator and cooking for them is my greatest pleasure. Our lives is one big dish! I love cooking great dishes everyday of the week. I just can’t help it! In this blog, you will find my everyday recipes, adapted for all kinds of occasions.
Having lived in Hong-Kong, Singapore, London, Reykjavik and Paris, we have been longing for a ‘country-life’. Our dream recently came true and here we are in the most beautiful part of the Médoc, France. While our kids are still small, our lives still young, our dogs so splendid, our journey is just beginning! And by the way, we have 14 dogs! Jack Russell, fox terriers and one beloved German pointer called Gertrude. My husband is a photographer, art director, and recently fulfilled his dream by becoming a dog breeder.
I hope this blog will interest you, amuse you, intrigue you, and most of all, make you want to cook some of my recipes.
Note: All the photos are taken by my husband Oddur Thorisson.
You can also find me on ‘Manger‘ by Mimi Thorisson on Facebook, ‘Mimi Thorisson’ on Pinterest and ‘mimithor‘ on Instagram.
What a wonderful change of lifestyle for you. It must have been quite the move, but it all looks so beautiful. Your recipes and the photos are great. Lots of love Claudia (from Hong Kong) x
Your recipes are as lovely as you! Keep them coming! Anju xx
I’d love to ask permission to use a couple of photos to do a post about your blog. May I?
Hi Maia. Yes of course – I’d be delighted!
Found you today on Womens Room blog..I would love to use some of your Floral cakes on my blog where I do floral anythings that take my fancy….all connected back to you of course ..
Hi Isabel – yes I woud be delighted! Please feel free to take the photos from my blog! Thank you for visiting! Warm regards from Médoc! mimi
I’m french and I love cooking.
I’m very impressed by your blog.
Your recipes and photos of french food give us a really good idea of the french food more than most of french blogs ;-))
I’m now a regular follower of your blog 🙂
Bonjour!! Merci beaucoup je suis très flattée de vos gentils compliments! Mimix
Mimi, this space you have created is absolutely beautiful! I found Manger by way of Bernadette at Decade Diary, another magical online place. While I’ve never been much of a cook (my husband is more of that) I have always been a great fan of the home food ritual. Thank you for sparking more of my interest!
Thank you for your sweet comment – it really makes my day! Mimix
So thrilled to have found your blog! The recipes, the photography and your family are beautiful!. I’m going to feature your lovely blog on my own. It’s too good not to share with my readers!
Bonjour! Thanks so much for visiting! Big hugs from Médoc! Mimix
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I just discovered your blog. So beautiful inviting pictures and mood. Will be your newest reader. Also a lovely written about me-story. Cheers Susanne
Thank you Susanne! Hope you will enjoy the recipes! Mimixx
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Dear Mimi, what a beautiful blog you have. The food looks delicious and the photos are wonderful! I’m looking forward to your next posts 🙂 Greetings from Holland
Good morning, Mimi.
Very nice that I found this lovely and delicious blog, recipes and more recipes, I got your recipe: Magret de canard with peaches and potatoe cake, and all hints. I’ll try it tonight and definitely I’ll let you know about.
I’m a brazilian cook living in Manhattan, trying new cuisines, and french now is my challenge. Thank you for sharinhg this incredible blog.
All the best for you and family.
Hello from Médoc! Thanks for visiting my blog – I hope you will enjoy the recipes! Have a lovely day (and dinner!). Best, Mimi
Good morning, again Mimi.
i wrote before, sorry for the english instead “””HINT””” Read ”’TIPs”””.
Have a great one.
Your blog is totally awesome and you are so pretty..
I have just discovered your blog from Miss Moss, and I am so happy I have! It just brings so many wonderful memories back from the time I spent in France and Belgium, unlike some French food blogs which can seem a bit stuck in cliche. But this is just as it was, and it makes me so happy to read through it. I hope you’re well, and I look forward to following your posts.
I just found your blog – and instantly fell in love!
Can’t even find words to describe it… I love EVERYTHING about it!
love-greetings from Germany!
Je suis ravie de trouver votre blog ce gris matin d`automne, c`est un vrai rayon de soleil! Je suis russe et j`adore cuisiner. Vos recettes sont excellentes! Vous etes une trez belle femme! Je vais visiter votre blog chaque matin pour etre toujours en bonne humeur!
From Russia with love!
Bonjour Olga! Merci pour votre gentil message! Bonne journée et je vous souhaite une bonne ‘cuisine’! Mimix
Oh my gosh – look at you BEAUTYFUL … I’m stunned and in LOVE! Your dishes are delicous and look even better! I adore your big family and way of STYLE – thank you so much for all the great inspiration. A HUGE german FAN – Chiara
Thank you so much for your kind words! Warm regards from Médoc, Mimix
I just cant say how much I love this blog. With every picture my heart wants to be in france and my tounge and also my stomach want me to eat and to cook ALL that stuff! This ist all so damn gorgeous! 🙂
But I have one question: What dogs is your husband breeding? Only Fox Terrier? Or Russel Terrier? Or anything else? Is there any further information about your dogs?
Love and greetings from germany (not so far to the french border)
Bonsoir Simone! Thanks so much for your sweet message! To answer your question, my husband breeds smooth fox terrier and Jack Russell terrier. Mimix
Having lived 20 years in Hong Kong and now living, still cooking and photographing, in Paris, I’m thrilled to have found your beautiful blog. Such lovely photographs and delicious recipes, which sound way too good not to try! Looking forward to many more happy mornings reading your pieces.
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Hi Jessica! Thank you so much! So sweet of you! I love your passion for dogs! Mimixxx
I was just introduced to your blog today, and I am in love! I’m an American lover of France, and very much enjoy your descriptions and your husband’s photos. And the recipes! Soon, very soon, I must visit Médoc!
If this doesn’t inspire anyone, then I don’t know what will! This is a beautifully kept blog and I haven’t even begun to read it! Were you in Singapore as a child or an adult? What was your favorite dish there? I’m Singaporean of course.
Hello from Médoc! Thanks for visiting my blog! I lived in Singapore when I was 18 and had a fantastic time. My favourite dishes were Hainan chciken rice at Chatterbox, black bean and chili crab at the seafood stalls on th eairport road, dao fu fa (bean curd pudding) with ginger sauce (can’t remember the name of the place, but it was really traditional and near rear the Indian quarter), and Taiwanese food at Goodwood hotel. Such good memories! Mimix
You had the best stuff then. A new kind of bean curd pudding from Hong Kong (with Coffee Mate as the secret ingredient) has been all the rage and the famous ones are at the Old Airport market you remember. It’s time for a visit. Tell your husband his photos are as inspiring as your recipes. What a combo!
I thought, “who better to ask for advice than Mimi T” – we have a family lunch planned soon with 8 adults and 6 children (my French husband’s family) to celebrate 2 of our childrens’ birthdays. All guests, being French, are passionnate about good food and the women are talented cooks. Scary stuff, I’m unused to cooking for such numbers but am using your fabulous recipes for inspiration. I love to make desserts so am planning on the Italian pear and choc/crème de marron cakes, the French onion/comté soup for starters but am completely stuck on the main course. I am vegetarian and would like a fish-based meal which could preferably be made in advance. Wondering if you could suggest anything? I was thinking possibly a scallop/St Jacques recipe as they’re appearing in the markets….PS. hopefully, if time permits, I could freeze some gougères…PSS. how do you cope with large dinner parties, do you aim for simple or sophisticated?!
Bonjour! When I have a large number of guests, I usually prepare the ‘osso buco tout nu’ (it’s on my recipe list). It’s always a crowd pleaser, served with polenta and lots of juicy sauce. Since you are a vegetarian, how about a bouillaibesse Marseille style? Otherwise, a couscous is always popular – it’s an easy dish suited for vegetarians and meat-eaters. I hope this helps! St jacques sounds great, I love to serve them with braised endives with butter. Mimix
What a beautiful blog!
Hi Mimi, you have a beautiful blog! I love the recipes & photos. I look forward to reading more.
Dear Mimi, thank you very much for sharing this all with us.
Your recipes are very nice and I am going to try a few.
And it is true that we live in a beautiful region 🙂
Hello Mimi, Thank you so much for sharing your recipes! I love cooking and baking things that are beautiful and everything you share is lovely. I am learning the French language and hope to travel there one day as well.
Maman a vécu à Bordeaux; à la house, et elle en garde un excellent souvenir. Elle m’a parlé d’un salon de thé ‘Le Couroucoucou’ dans un grand magasin rue Ste Catherine, où elle allait avec ma grand-mère, existe-t-il toujours?
Absolutely stunning photography and beautifully written entries. Each time I read a new post, I feel as though I am transported on a mini vacation to Medoc – thank you for the lovely escapes!
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Just discovered your beautiful blog through a picture I found on Tumblr. I’m already in love. I love the photographs, and the food looks delicious. Cannot wait to keep reading! x
So love your blog! Thanks for sharing ❤ xxx
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wonderful…just wonderful! What a beautiful blog…thank you! Keep it up! Many greetings from Munich/Germany
Lovely and peaceful place. Conratulations of a big fan from l’Empordà (Catalonia), a beautiful and great place to live.
J’ai dėcouvert votre blog ce soir et je suis admirative devant sa qualité, que ça soit au niveau des textes, fins et émouvants, que des photographies vivantes et sensuelles, pareilles à des natures-mortes d’Abraham Mignon.
Étant également eurasienne, l’expérience et le souvenir familier de deux types de cuisine, asiatique (dans mon cas vietnamienne) et française font particulièrement écho en moi. Merci et bravo! :-))
Bravo et surtout mille mercis étoilés pour vos magnifiques recettes et photos.
Mon moral avait grand besoin de vos beautés et ma fille adore!
Les amis et amies vont bientôt en profiter eux aussi.
Bonne continuation avec votre famille : )
I have just discovered your blog and congratulate it’s marvellous..the recipes the pics everything after reading it
I felt that we have lots of in common…such the love toward plum, pomegranate etc and I cook great dishes every day..My hubby says very often to our friends that when I don’t like what I eat I know it is weekend
Formidable !! votre blog est splendide !! les textes, les photos, vos plats qui mettent l’eau à la bouche !! c’est un régal ! tout est beau !! merci pour votre travail ! c’est un bonheur pour les yeux et cela fait du bien ….
je repasserai souvent ….
Merci pour votre message Delphine! C’est un plaisir de partager ma passion. A bientôt! Mimix
Wow! Just came over to your blog via EOS. Your blog is so inspiring and enchanting! I’m so looking forward to reading more of your recipes…and thought sharings….
thanks so much Julia! Makes me so happy to share. Have a lovely Thanksgiving week-end! Mimix
Your Blog is really beautiful!!! It has charm, love and good taste!
I’d love to use a couple of photos from your blog and of course talking about you!!
I’m brazilian but half japonese!!
At the moment I have been living in Germany!!
And like you… living in small city!!! No stress and more time to enjoy the family!! 🙂
Thank you for your lovely Blog!!!!
Bonjour from Médoc! Thank you so much for your kind comments. Of course you may use my photos for your blog – thanks for sharing 🙂 Mimix
Hi Mimi, lovely recipes!! remind me my lobeloved south of France where I used to go every year!
Hi Mimi, I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
All the best,
Just found your blog and it is beautiful! I´m Icelandic and living in France so it makes it even more exciting to follow your blog.